Description
The Abdus Salam ICTP and SISSA, in collaboration with the partner institutions of the Master in the Physics of Complex Systems (http://www.polito.it/pcs) will organize the Spring College on the Physics of Complex Systems from 25 April to 20 May 2016. 

Many complex systems in physics, biology, engineering and economics are characterized by a large number of interacting degrees of freedom giving rise to a non-trivial collective behavior. The theoretical and computational tools for a quantitative analysis of complex systems are often rooted in modern (statistical, quantum) physics.  The Spring College on the Physics of Complex Systems aims to give students the opportunity to get in touch with a selection of topics at the forefront of research, during an intensive 4-week program. It consists of 5 courses of 9 lectures each, followed by final written tests. 

Courses and Lecturers:

 	Aaron King (Univ. of Michigan, USA) 
		Model-based inference in ecology and epidemiology

 	Martin Lenz (Univ. Paris Sud, Orsay, France) 
		Statistical mechanics of cellular motion

 	Giuseppe Mussardo (SISSA, Italy) 
		Conformal field theory

 	Giuseppe Santoro (SISSA, Italy)
		Non-equilibrium quantum systems

 	Susanna Still (University of Hawaii, USA) 
		Machine learning and physics of information processing 

Go to day
  • Monday, 25 April 2016
    • 08:30 - 14:15 Session 1
      • 08:30 Registration 1h30' ( Lower Level One, Adriatico Guesthouse )
        For Participants subsidized by the ICTP after registration - 
        please go to:
        Finance Office, (08:30 - 10:00)
        Enrico Fermi Building
        Ground Floor
      • 10:30 Opening and Introduction Session 30'
        Speaker: Fernando Quevedo, ICTP Director, Directors Spring College
      • 11:00 Non-equilibrium quantum systems 1h45'
        Speaker: Giuseppe Santoro (SISSA, Trieste)
        Material: notes
      • 12:45 Lunch break 1h30' ( Cafeteria AGH )
    • 14:15 - 21:00 Session 2
      • 14:15 Statistical mechanics of cellular motion 1h45'
        Speaker: Martin Lenz (Univ. Paris Sud, Orsay, France)
        Material: Introduction notes
      • 19:00 Official Get-together 2h0' ( Adriatico Guesthouse - Cafeteria )
  • Tuesday, 26 April 2016
    • 09:00 - 14:15 Session 1
      • 09:00 Statistical mechanics of cellular motion 2 1h45'
        Speaker: Martin Lenz
        Material: Chapter 1 Lecture notes 2
      • 10:45 Break 15'
      • 11:00 Non-equilibrium quantum systems 2 1h45'
        Speaker: Giuseppe Santoro
        Material: LNotes Neq - final
      • 12:45 Lunch break 1h30' ( Cafeteria AGH )
  • Wednesday, 27 April 2016
    • 09:00 - 14:15 Session 1
      • 09:00 Statistical mechanics of cellular motion 3 1h45'
        Speaker: Martin Lenz
        Material: Chapter 2 Slides
      • 10:45 Break 15'
      • 11:00 Non-equilibrium quantum systems 3 1h45'
        Speaker: Giuseppe Santoro
      • 12:45 Lunch break 1h30' ( Cafeteria, AGH )
  • Thursday, 28 April 2016
    • 09:00 - 14:15 Session1
      • 09:00 Statistical mechanics of cellular motion 4 1h45'
        Speaker: Martin Lenz
        Material: Chapter 3 Slides
      • 10:45 Break 15'
      • 11:00 Non-equilibrium quantum systems 4 1h45'
        Speaker: Giuseppe Santoro
      • 12:45 Lunch break 20' ( Cafeteria, AGH )
    • 14:15 - 18:00 Session 2
      • 14:15 Machine learning and physics of information processing 1h45'
        Speaker: Susanna Still (University of Hawaii, USA)
        Material: Lecture notes 1
  • Friday, 29 April 2016
    • 09:00 - 14:15 Session 1
      • 09:00 Statistical mechanics of cellular motion 5 1h45'
        Speaker: Martin Lenz
        Material: Chapter 4
      • 10:45 Break 15'
      • 11:00 Non-equilibrium quantum systems 5 1h45'
        Speaker: Giuseppe Santoro
      • 12:45 Lunch break 1h30' ( Cafeteria, AGH )
    • 14:15 - 18:00 Session 2
      • 14:15 Machine learning and physics of information processing 2 1h45'
        Speaker: Susanna Still
        Material: Lecture Notes notes
  • Monday, 2 May 2016
    • 09:00 - 14:15 Session 1
      • 09:00 Statistical mechanics of cellular motion 6 1h45'
        Speaker: Martin Lenz
        Material: Chapter 5
      • 10:45 Break 15'
      • 11:00 Conformal field theory 1h45'
        Speaker: Giuseppe Mussardo (SISSA, Trieste)
  • Tuesday, 3 May 2016
    • 09:00 - 14:15 Session 1
      • 09:00 Statistical mechanics of cellular motion 7 1h45'
        Speaker: Martin Lenz
        Material: Chapter 6
      • 10:45 Break 15'
      • 11:00 Machine Learning and Physics of Information Processing 3 1h45'
        Speaker: Susanna Still
        Material: Lecture Notes Video
      • 12:45 Lunch break 1h30' ( Cafeteria, AGH )
    • 14:15 - 18:00 Session 2
      • 14:15 Conformal Field Theory 1h45'
        Speaker: Giuseppe Mussardo
      • 16:30 Salam Distinguished Lectures 2016 Climate and Climate Change 1h30' ( Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Prof. Sir Brian Hoskins (Imperial College London and University of Reading)
  • Wednesday, 4 May 2016
    • 09:00 - 14:15 Session 1
      • 09:00 Statistical mechanics of cellular motion 8 1h45'
        Speaker: Martin Lenz
        Material: Chapter 7 Lecture Notes 7/1
      • 10:45 Break 15'
      • 11:00 Conformal field theory 3 1h45'
        Speaker: Giuseppe Mussardo
      • 12:45 Lunch break 1h30' ( Cafeteria, AGH )
    • 14:15 - 18:00 Session 2
      • 14:15 Machine learning and physics of information processing 4 1h45'
        Speaker: Susanna Still
        Material: Lecture Note 4 Video
      • 16:30 Salam Distinguished Lectures 2016: Climate and Climate Change 1h30' ( Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Prof. Sir Brian Hoskins (Imperail College London and University of Reading)
  • Thursday, 5 May 2016
    • 09:00 - 14:15 Session 1
      • 09:00 Statistical mechanics of cellular motion 9 1h45'
        Speaker: Martin Lenz
        Material: Chapter 8 Lecture Notes 8/1
      • 10:45 Break 15'
      • 11:00 Salam Distinguished Lectures 2016: Climate and Climate Change 1h30' ( Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Prof. Sir Brian Hoskins (Imperial College London and University of Reading)
      • 12:45 Lunch break 1h30' ( Cafeteria, AGH ( AGH (Giambiagi Lecture Hall) ) )
    • 14:15 - 18:00 Session 2
      • 14:15 Conformal field theory 4 1h45'
        Speaker: Giuseppe Mussardo
  • Friday, 6 May 2016
    • 09:00 - 14:15 Session 1
      • 09:00 Conformal field theory 5 1h45'
        Speaker: Giuseppe Mussardo
      • 10:45 Break 15'
      • 11:00 Statistical mechanics of cellular motion - EXAM 1h45'
        Speaker: Martin Lenz
      • 12:45 Lunch break 1h30' ( Cafeteria, AGH )
    • 14:15 - 18:00 Session 2
  • Monday, 9 May 2016
    • 09:00 - 14:15 Session 1
      • 09:00 Conformal field theory 6 1h45'
        Speaker: Giuseppe Mussardo
      • 10:45 Break 15'
      • 11:00 Model-based inference in ecology and epidemiology 1h45'
        Speaker: Aaron King (Univ. of Michigan, USA)
      • 12:45 Lunch break 1h30' ( Cafeteria, AGH )
    • 14:15 - 21:00 Session 2
      • 14:15 Non-equilibrium quantum systems 1h45'
        Speaker: Giuseppe Santoro
      • 19:00 Official Reception 2h0' ( Cafeteria, Adriatico Guesthouse )
  • Tuesday, 10 May 2016
    • 09:00 - 14:15 Session 1
      • 09:00 Machine learning and physics of information processing 6 1h45'
        Speaker: Susanna Still
        Material: Lecture Notes 6 Video
      • 10:45 Break 15'
      • 11:00 Model-based inference in ecology and epidemiology 2 1h45'
        Speaker: Aaron King
      • 12:45 Lunch break 1h30' ( Cafeteria, AGH ( AGH (Giambiagi Lecture Hall) ) )
    • 14:15 - 16:15 Session 2
      • 14:15 POSTER SESSION 1h15' ( Outside Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
      • 15:30 Coffee Break 15'
      • 15:45 POSTER SESSION 30' ( )
  • Wednesday, 11 May 2016
    • 09:00 - 14:15 Session 1
      • 09:00 Conformal field theory 7 1h45'
        Speaker: Giuseppe Mussardo
      • 10:45 Break 10'
      • 11:00 Model-based inference in ecology and epidemiology 3 1h45'
        Speaker: Aaron King
      • 12:45 Lunch break 1h30' ( Cafeteria, AGH ( AGH (Giambiagi Lecture Hall) ) )
  • Thursday, 12 May 2016
    • 09:00 - 14:15 Session 1
      • 09:00 Conformal field theory 8 1h45'
        Speaker: Giuseppe Mussardo
      • 10:45 Break 15'
      • 11:00 Model-based inference in ecology and epidemiology 4 1h45'
        Speaker: Aaron King
      • 12:45 Lunch break 1h30' ( Cafeteria, AGH ( AGH (Giambiagi Lecture Hall) ) )
    • 14:15 - 18:00 Session 2
      • 14:15 Machine learning and physics of information processing 7 1h45'
        Speaker: Susanna Still
        Material: Video
  • Friday, 13 May 2016
    • 09:00 - 14:15 Session 1
      • 09:00 Conformal field theory 9 1h45'
        Speaker: Giuseppe Mussardo
      • 10:45 Break 15'
      • 11:00 Model-based inference in ecology and epidemiology 5 1h45'
        Speaker: Aaron King
      • 12:45 Lunch break 1h30' ( Cafeteria, AGH )
    • 14:15 - 18:00 Session 2
      • 14:15 Machine learning and physics of information processing 8 1h45'
        Speaker: Susanna Still
        Material: Lecture Notes 8 Video
  • Monday, 16 May 2016
    • 09:00 - 14:15 Session 1
      • 09:00 Conformal field theory - EXAM 1h45'
        Speaker: Giuseppe Mussardo
      • 10:45 Break 15'
      • 11:00 Model-based inference in ecology and epidemiology 6 1h45'
        Speaker: Aaron King
      • 12:45 Lunch break 20' ( Cafeteria, AGH )
  • Tuesday, 17 May 2016
    • 09:00 - 14:15 Session 1
      • 09:00 Non-equilibrium quantum systems 7 1h45'
        Speaker: Giuseppe Santoro
      • 10:45 Break 15'
      • 11:00 Model-based inference in ecology and epidemiology 7 1h45'
        Speaker: Aaron King
      • 12:45 Lunch break 1h30' ( Cafeteria, AGH )
    • 14:15 - 18:00 Session 2
      • 14:15 Machine learning and physics of information processing 9 1h45'
  • Wednesday, 18 May 2016
    • 09:00 - 14:15 Session 1
      • 09:00 Non-equilibrium quantum systems 8 1h45'
        Speaker: Giuseppe Santoro
      • 10:45 Break 15'
      • 11:00 Model-based inference in ecology and epidemiology 8 1h45'
        Speaker: Aaron King
      • 12:45 Lunch break 20' ( Cafeteria, AGH )
    • 14:15 - 18:00 Session 2
      • 14:15 Machine learning and physics of information processing - EXAM 2h0'
        Material: Iris
  • Thursday, 19 May 2016
    • 09:00 - 14:15 Session 1
      • 09:00 Non-equilibrium quantum systems 9 1h45'
        Speaker: Giuseppe Santoro
      • 10:45 Break 15'
      • 11:00 Model-based inference in ecology and epidemiology 9 1h45'
        Speaker: Aaron King
      • 12:45 Lunch break 15' ( Cafeteria, AGH )
  • Friday, 20 May 2016
    • 09:00 - 14:15 Session 1
      • 09:00 Non-equilibrium quantum systems - EXAM 1h45'
        Speaker: Giuseppe Santoro
      • 10:45 Break 15'
      • 11:00 Model-based inference in ecology and epidemiology - EXAM 1h45'
      • 12:45 Lunch break 20' ( Cafeteria, AGH )