Description The School provides early stage researchers with interactive experiences of hands-on research involving table-top experiments with computer data acquisition and modeling. Participants will also take part in professional development of improved scientific communication in English.

An intensive programme of laboratory experiments, mathematical modeling, and lectures give participants immersive experiences with complex systems in the physical and life sciences.
Additionally, participants will present their own research in talks and posters with extensive faculty feedback to enhance the presentation quality. The faculty are eminent scientists who have conducted frontier table-top research published in leading international scientific journals.

TOPICS:
• Biological Physics
• Modeling of Epidemics
• Soft Matter Physics-Dynamic light scattering
• Interfacial fracture of particle rafts
• Turbulence - Flow analysis by imaging particles
• Fluid Instabilities-Digital movies to determine dynamics
• Machine learning in table-top experiments
• Microfluidics
• Granular Materials
• Modeling in MATLAB - Molecular Dynamics
• Chemical patterns
• Cardiac dynamics
• Computational Modeling
Go to day
  • Sunday, 15 July 2018
    • 15:30 - 21:00
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 15:30 Faculty Meeting 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Lundqvist Lecture Hall )
      • 17:00 World Cup Finals 2h0'
      • 19:00 Opening Session & Reception 1h0'
  • Monday, 16 July 2018
    • 08:30 - 18:30
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 08:30 Finance office and bank 4h30' ( Enrico Fermi Building - Operations & Travel Unit )
        All ICTP financially supported participants should reach the Operations and Travel Unit at the Enrico Fermi Building at 8:30 in order to fulfill all financial procedures.
        Please bring with you passport and travel receipts.
        
        HOW TO REACH THE ENRICO FERMI BUILDING BY SHUTTLE BUS:
        If lodging at the Adriatico Guesthouse: ICTP shuttle leaving at 8:35 from the Adriatico entrance.
        If lodging at the Galileo Guesthouse: the Enrico Fermi Building is right in front of the Guesthouse; no bus needed.
      • 13:00 Lunch and Bank 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Hands-On Universality 1h0'
        Speaker: Harry L. Swinney (University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A.)
      • 15:00 Hands-On 3h30' ( Multidisciplinary Laboratory )
  • Tuesday, 17 July 2018
    • 09:00 - 18:30
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Image Analysis 1h0'
        Speaker: Mark David Shattuck (City College of New York, U.S.A.)
      • 10:00 Hands-On 3h0' ( Multidisciplinary Laboratory )
      • 13:00 Lunch 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Scientific Writing 1h0'
        Speaker: Harry L. Swinney (University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A.)
      • 15:00 Professional Development Workshop (poster, writing, presentation) 3h30' ( Multidisciplinary Laboratory )
  • Wednesday, 18 July 2018
    • 09:00 - 18:30
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 TBA 1h0'
        Speaker: Anne Juel (The University of Manchester, U.K.)
      • 10:00 Hands-On 3h0' ( Multidisciplinary Laboratory )
      • 13:00 Lunch 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 TBA 1h0'
        Speaker: Daniel Lathrop (University of Maryland, U.S.A.)
      • 15:00 Professional Development Workshop (poster, writing, presentation) 3h30' ( Multidisciplinary Laboratory )
  • Thursday, 19 July 2018
    • 09:00 - 19:30
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Chemical Patterns 1h0'
        Speaker: Mark Tinsley (West Virginia University, U.S.A.)
      • 10:00 Hands-On 3h0' ( Multidisciplinary Laboratory )
      • 13:00 Lunch 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 X-ray Tomography 1h0'
        Speaker: Matthias Schröter (Institute for Multiscale Simulation, Germany)
      • 15:00 Professional Development Workshop (poster, writing, presentation) 3h30' ( Multidisciplinary Laboratory )
      • 19:00 Faculty Meeting 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Lundqvist Lecture Hall )
  • Friday, 20 July 2018
    • 09:00 - 18:30
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 TBA 1h0'
        Speaker: Luigi Cristofolini (Universita' degli Studi di Parma, Italy)
      • 10:00 Hands-On 3h0' ( Multidisciplinary Laboratory )
      • 13:00 Lunch 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Recreation Possibilities 1h0'
        Speaker: Maria Liz Crespo (ICTP)
      • 15:00 Snapshots I 1h0'
      • 16:00 Poster-Session I 2h30'
  • Monday, 23 July 2018
    • 09:00 - 18:30
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 TBA 1h0'
        Speaker: Flavio Fenton (Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A.)
      • 10:00 Hands-On 3h0' ( Multidisciplinary Laboratory )
      • 13:00 Lunch 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Open Mic 1h0'
      • 15:00 Group Photo 1h0'
      • 16:00 Faculty Hours/Extended? 2h30'
  • Tuesday, 24 July 2018
    • 09:00 - 18:30
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Internal Waves 1h0'
        Speaker: Bruce Edward Rodenborn (Centre College, U.S.A.)
      • 10:00 Hands-On 3h0' ( Multidisciplinary Laboratory )
      • 13:00 Lunch 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 TBA 1h0'
        Speaker: Venita Diane Gordon (University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A.)
      • 15:00 Snapshots II 1h0'
      • 16:00 Poster-Session II 2h30'
  • Wednesday, 25 July 2018
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Modeling Malaria 1h0'
        Speaker: Steffen Eikenberry (Arizona State University, U.S.A.)
      • 10:00 Hands-On 3h0' ( Multidisciplinary Laboratory )
      • 13:00 Lunch 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Data Assimilation 1h0'
        Speaker: Eric Kostelich (Arizona State University, U.S.A.)
      • 15:00 Extended Hands-On and Informal tutorials 2h30' ( Multidisciplinary Laboratory )
  • Thursday, 26 July 2018
    • 09:00 - 20:00
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Career Development 1h0'
        Speaker: Daniel Lathrop (University of Maryland, U.S.A.)
      • 10:00 Hands-On 3h0' ( Multidisciplinary Laboratory )
      • 13:00 Lunch 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Science Education 1h0'
        Speaker: Michael Schatz (Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A.)
      • 15:00 Snapshots III 1h0'
      • 16:00 Poster-Session III 2h30'
      • 18:30 Faculty Meeting - Poster Judging 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Lundqvist Lecture Hall )
  • Friday, 27 July 2018
    • 09:00 - 23:00
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 International Collaborations 1h0'
        Speaker: Joseph Niemela (ICTP)
      • 10:00 Hands-On (Open House) 3h0' ( Multidisciplinary Laboratory )
      • 13:00 Lunch 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 - free time - 6h0'
      • 20:00 Banquet and Awards 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )