The Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS) and the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) are organizing a spring School on Active Matter and Chemotaxis from 14 to 25 May 2016. The School is intended for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty members, and others who would like to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of nonequilibrium cooperative phenomena for application to research in their respective fields. The school is centred on Active Matter and Chemotaxis. Active matter deals with self-moving units, their interactions, and their collective dynamics, both in living and synthetic systems, such as catalytic self-propelled colloidal particles, swimming bacteria, muscles, and flocking birds. Chemotaxis is movement of an organism in response to a chemical stimulus. Somatic cells, bacteria, and other single-cell or multicellular organisms direct their movements according to certain chemicals in their environment. Topics will cover both experiment and theory. In addition to about 50 hours of invited lectures and seminars, there will be tutorials and discussions.
PARTICIPATION - Scientists and students from all countries which are members of the United Nations, UNESCO or IAEA may attend the School. Participants should have an adequate working knowledge of English. Although the main purpose of ICTP is to help research workers from developing countries through a programme of training activities within a framework of international cooperation, a limited number of students and post-doctoral scientists from developed countries are also welcome to attend. As a rule, travel and subsistence expenses of the participants should be borne by the home institution. Every effort should be made by candidates to secure support for their fare (or at least half-fare). However, limited funds are available for some participants to be selected by the Organizers, who are nationals of, and working in, a developing country, and who are not more than 45 years old. Such support is available only for those who attend the entire activity.

Detailed information on board and lodging costs (for participants not selected for financial support)
Starts 14 May 2016
Ends 25 May 2016
Zanjan - Islamic Republic of Iran
ATTENTION:  NEW DEADLINE for applicants NOT requesting financial support: 
** 15 MARCH 2016 **
For candidates requiring a VISA to enter Iran:

Please note that the visa application procedure requires approximately a month
**DEADLINE: 31.01.2016**


Ramin Golestanian, Antonio Celani, Farshid Mohammad-Rafiee, Hossein Fazli, Maniya Maleki,
ICTP Local Organizer: Antonio Celani