Starts 19 Feb 2018
Ends 16 Mar 2018
Central European Time
Kastler Lecture Hall (AGH)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
ICTP and SISSA, in collaboration with the partner institutions of the Master in the Physics of Complex Systems ( will organize the Spring College on the Physics of Complex Systems from 19 February to 16 March 2018.

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.

Invited Lecturers:

Antonio Celani (ICTP, Trieste)
Maurizio Fagotti (ENS, Paris)
Chris Mathys (SISSA, Trieste)
Henri Orland (CEA, IPhT, Gif-sur-Yvette)
Gregory Schehr (LPTMS, Orsay Cedex)
Applicants from all countries that are members of the United Nations, UNESCO or IAEA may attend. Participants should have an adequate working knowledge of English. Candidates are required to solicit recommendation letters to be sent by their supervisors in support of their application. As a rule, travel and subsistence expenses of the participants should be borne by their home institutions. However, limited funds are available to partially support some participants, who are nationals of, and working in, a developing country, and who are not more than 45 years old. Such support is limited and candidates should make every effort to secure support for their travel, at least partial. Attendance of lectures and completion of the final written tests are mandatory for those who are granted ICTP funding.
There is no registration fee.




Andrea Gambassi (SISSA), Silvio Franz (LPTMS Orsay), Alessandro Pelizzola (Politecnico di Torino), Local Organiser: Matteo Marsili