Description
The study of nonlinear systems continues to yield new and fascinating phenomena. Recently, a striking development has emerged in complex systems research: bringing together concepts from statistical and nonlinear physics allowed for the prediction and discovery of a novel effect,  called the chimera state.  Chimera states are a nice example of unexpected, counterintuitive dynamics where the interplay of synchronization, long-range interactions and pattern formation mechanisms are essential.

The aim of the school is to review the progress in this field, where physics and applied mathematics strongly overlap with life sciences; find new interconnections and general analytic, numerical, and statistical approaches; and identify novel directions and cross-disciplinary applications. The targeted audience includes advanced undergraduate and PhD students, as well as post-doctoral fellows and junior researchers. Special attention will be devoted to the training of scientists from developing countries in line with the fundamental mission of the AS-ICTP.
 
The workshop brings together a mix of world-leading experts in the field and young researchers to cover most important recent achievements in understanding of complex structures and the nature of synchrony in nonequilibrium systems.

TOPICS:
 
  • Synchronization
  • Patterns
  • Networks
  • Chimera states
  • Spatio-temporal complexity
  • Long-range interactions
  • Multistability
  • Active matter
  • Nonlinear waves

GRANTS:
 
A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.

DEADLINE:

For applications needing financial support and/or visa: February 28,  2019

For applications not needing financial support and/or visa: March 15, 2019
Go to day
  • Monday, 6 May 2019
    • 08:30 - 09:15
      Location: Leonardo Building - Enrico Fermi Building
      • 08:30 Administrative and Financial formalities 45'
    • 09:15 - 18:00
      • 09:15 Chimera generalizations: planar oscillators, local coupling, and random networks 1h15'
        Speaker: Carlo LAING (Massey University, New Zealand)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 Analytical methods for chimera states 1h15'
        Speaker: Oleh OMELCHENKO (Potsdam University)
      • 12:15 Lunch break 2h15'
      • 14:30 Effect of intrinsic noise on chimera states in populations of hierarchically coupled oscillators: beyond Ott-Antonsen theory 45'
        Speaker: Denis GOLDOBIN (Perm State University)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:15 Control of chimera states in multilayer networks 45'
        Speaker: Anna ZAKHAROVA (TU Berlin)
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 Self-propelled Chimeras 45'
        Speaker: Heinz KOEPPL (TU Darmstadt)
      • 17:15 Collective behavior of globally coupled phase oscillators: explosive synchronization and Bellerophon states 45'
        Speaker: Stefano BOCCALETTI (Institute for Complex Systems, Florence)
  • Tuesday, 7 May 2019
    • 09:15 - 18:10
      Location: ex SISSA Auditorium
      • 09:15 Aligning active particles and synchronization 1h15'
        Speaker: Hugues CHATE (CEA-Saclay, Paris)
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 Chimera states in nonlocal phase-coupled oscillators 1h15'
        Speaker: Edgar KNOBLOCH (UC Berkeley)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:15 Lunch break 2h15'
      • 14:30 Revisit to Globally Coupled Maps after 30 years;Hierarchical Clustering, Chaotic Griffith Phase, and High-dimensional-Torus-Chaos Transition 45'
        Speaker: Kuniko KANEKO (University of Tokyo)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:15 Patterns of synchrony in networks of Kuramoto oscillators with inertia: multistability and chaos 45'
        Speaker: Igor BELYKH (Georgia State University, Atlanta)
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 Collective dynamics of Mercury Beating Heart systems: Autonomous and Non-autonomous 25'
        Speaker: Animesh BISWAS
      • 16:55 Cluster Synchronization and Information Theory 25'
        Speaker: Ozge Canli
      • 17:20 Coupled delay systems for brain-inspired computing 25'
        Speaker: Bogdan Penkovskyi
      • 17:45 Synchronous patterns in complex networks: phenomena, theory, and experiments 25'
        Speaker: Xingang Wang
  • Wednesday, 8 May 2019
    • 09:15 - 17:15
      Location: ex SISSA Auditorium
      • 09:15 Symmetry breaking in globally coupled Stuart Landau Oscillators: From cluster patterns to chimera states 1h15'
        Speaker: Katharina KRISCHER (TU Munchen)
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 Complexity in nonlinear delay dynamics for chimera states 1h15'
        Speaker: Laurent LARGER (University of Franche-Comte, Besancon)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:15 Lunch break 2h15'
      • 14:30 Heteroclinic dynamics between chimeras in phase oscillator networks with higher-order interactions 45'
        Speaker: Christian BICK (University of Exeter)
      • 15:15 Chimeras in the lab: Symmetries and patterns of synchrony in opto-electronic networks 45'
        Speaker: Joseph HART (University of Maryland, College Park)
        Material: Slides
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 Posters, Discussions 45' ( Leonardo Building - Terrace )
  • Thursday, 9 May 2019
    • 09:15 - 18:10
      Location: ex SISSA Auditorium
      • 09:15 Statistical physics of synchronization 1h15'
        Speaker: Shamik GUPTA (Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, India)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 Controlling chimera states: interplay of dynamics, network topology, time delay, and noise 1h15'
        Speaker: Eckehard SCHOELL (TU Berlin)
      • 12:15 Lunch break 2h15'
      • 14:30 Converse Symmetry Breaking 45'
        Speaker: Adilson MOTTER (Northwestern University)
      • 15:15 Nonlinear phase coupling functions: a numerical study 45'
        Speaker: Michael ROSENBLUM (Potsdam University)
        Material: Slides
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 Simulation of Nonlinear Phenomena in Active Wireless Networks 25'
        Speaker: Alexander Dmitriev
      • 16:55 Brain functional organisation and Chimera states 25'
        Speaker: Nefeli Tsigkri
      • 17:20 The dynamics of the Kuramoto equation with spatially distributed control 25'
        Speaker: Sergey Kashchenko
      • 17:45 Peculiar spatio-temporal dynamic during silicon electrodissolution: Weak chimeras vs frequency clusters 25'
        Speaker: Markus Patzauer
  • Friday, 10 May 2019
    • 09:15 - 16:25
      Location: ex SISSA Auditorium
      • 09:15 Chimera States in Star Networks 45'
        Speaker: Sudeshna SINHA (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:00 Chimera patterns and solitary synchronization waves in distributed oscillator populations 45'
        Speaker: Arkady Pikovsky (Potsdam University)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:45 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:15 Chimera states in optomechanical arrays as a consequence of disorder 25'
        Speaker: Karl Pelka
      • 11:40 Leap-frog patterns in motifs of two coupled FitzHugh-Nagumo units 25'
        Speaker: Igor Franovic
      • 12:05 Impacts of Structural Perturbations on the Synchronizability of diffusive networks 25'
        Speaker: Camille Poignard
      • 12:30 Lunch break 2h0'
      • 14:30 Patterns formation and chimeras in SQUID metamaterials 45'
        Speaker: Johanne HIZANIDIS (University of Crete)
      • 15:15 Patterns of Synchrony: Some Experiments 45'
        Speaker: Punit PARMANANDA (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai)
      • 16:00 Dynamics of Coupled quasiperiodic generators 25'
        Speaker: Nataliya Stankevich
  • Monday, 13 May 2019
    • 09:15 - 18:00
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:15 Coupled oscillators: symmetries, dynamics and dead zones 1h15'
        Speaker: Peter ASHWIN (University of Exeter)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:30 Group photo 10'
      • 10:40 Coffee break 20'
      • 11:00 TBA 1h15'
        Speaker: Erik MARTENS (DTU, Denmark)
      • 12:15 Lunch break 2h15'
      • 14:30 Phase transitions in active matter 45'
        Speaker: Shashi THUTUPALLI (Tata Institute for Fundamental Research)
      • 15:15 Kuramoto model with inertia in 3D: scroll wave chimeras and solitary states 45'
        Speaker: Volodymyr MAISTRENKO (NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv)
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 Synchronizing quantum systems 45'
        Speaker: Alexandre ROULET (University of Basel)
      • 17:15 Hierarchical clusters with unequal frequencies in adaptive networks 45'
        Speaker: Sergiy YANCHUK (TU Berlin)
  • Tuesday, 14 May 2019
    • 09:15 - 18:10
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:15 In between phase and amplitude oscillators 1h15'
        Speaker: Antonio POLITI (University of Aberdeen)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 The Kuramoto model with inertia: from fireflies to power grids 1h15'
        Speaker: Simona OLMI (Nonlinear Institute of Nice-Sophia)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:15 Lunch break 2h15'
      • 14:30 Solitary states in coupled oscillators and power grids 45'
        Speaker: Yuri Maistrenko (NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv)
      • 15:15 The Kuramoto model on convergent graph sequences 45'
        Speaker: Georgi MEDVEDEV (Drexel University)
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 Controlling chimera states with coupling modification 25'
        Speaker: Giulia Ruzzene
      • 16:55 Spiral wave chimera patterns in a reaction-diffusion system 25'
        Speaker: Bingwei Li
      • 17:20 Emerging of self-organized quasiperiodicity and inhomogeneous limit cycles in quorum sensing coupled identical ring oscillators 25'
        Speaker: Evgeny Volkov
      • 17:45 Chimera states in three coupled metronomes 25'
        Speaker: Pezhman Ebrahimzadeh
  • Wednesday, 15 May 2019
    • 09:15 - 17:15
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:15 Multistability induced via coupling 1h15'
        Speaker: Ramakrishna RAMASWAMI (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 Neuronal avalanches in cortex dynamics and the synchronization transition 1h15'
        Speaker: Raffaella BURIONI (University of Parma)
      • 12:15 Lunch break 2h15'
      • 14:30 Network model reconstruction: challenges from symmetry and symmetry-breaking 45'
        Speaker: Mark PANAGGIO (Hillsdale College)
      • 15:15 Generalized and phase synchronization between chimera states 45'
        Speaker: Ralph ANDRZEJAK (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
        Material: Slides
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 Posters, Discussions 45' ( Adriatico Guest House - Lower Level )
  • Thursday, 16 May 2019
    • 09:15 - 19:25
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:15 Reconstructing network structure from data 1h15'
        Speaker: Tiago PEREIRA (University of Sao Paulo)
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 Transport barriers and flux of trajectories in nontwist systems 25'
        Speaker: Michele Mugnaine
      • 11:25 Coupled Behaviour of Minimum Candle Flame Oscillators 25'
        Speaker: Samadhan Pawar
      • 11:50 Chimera dynamics due to a shift in coupled FitzHugh Nagumo systems 25'
        Speaker: Patrick Herve Louodop Fotso
      • 12:15 Lunch break 2h15'
      • 14:30 Chimera patterns in physics and ecology 45'
        Speaker: Tanmoy BANERJEE (University of Burdwan, India)
      • 15:15 The relation of Chimeras, bump states, and Turing patterns in arrays of coupled oscillators 45'
        Speaker: Matthias WOLFRUM (WIAS, Berlin)
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 High performance computing tools for investigation of large nonlinear and non-locally coupled dynamical networks 25'
        Speaker: Oleksandr Sudakov
      • 16:55 Synchrony in power systems and beyond 25'
        Speaker: Paul Schultz
      • 17:20 Intrinsic Mechanisms For Rhythm Generation in Central Pattern Generators 25'
        Speaker: Deniz Alacam
      • 17:45 Synchronization of two-coupled candle flames by diffusion-convection 25'
        Speaker: Johan Llamoza Rafael
  • Friday, 17 May 2019
    • 09:15 - 12:15
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:15 Transition from Asynchronous to Oscillatory Dynamics in Balanced Spiking Networks 45'
        Speaker: Alessandro TORCINI (Universite de Cergy-Pontoise)
      • 10:00 Inverse stochastic resonance in a system of active rotators with adaptive coupling 25'
        Speaker: Iva Bacic
      • 10:25 Jensen's force and the emergence of cortical asynchronous states 25'
        Speaker: Victor Buendia
      • 10:50 Coffee break 20'
      • 11:10 Phase reduction beyond the first order: the case of the mean-field complex Ginzburg-Landau equation 25'
        Speaker: Ivan Leon Merino
      • 11:35 CLOSING 40'