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
      Location: ex SISSA Auditorium
      • 09:15 Chimera generalizations: planar oscillators, local coupling, and random networks 1h15'
        Speaker: Carlo LAING (Massey University, New Zealand)
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 TBA 1h15'
        Speaker: Oleh OMELCHENKO (Potsdam University)
      • 12:15 Lunch break 2h15'
      • 14:30 Chimera States in Star Networks 45'
        Speaker: Sudeshna SINHA (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali)
      • 15:15 TBA 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 - 17:15
      Location: ex SISSA Auditorium
      • 09:15 TBA 1h15'
        Speaker: Hugues CHATE (CEA-Saclay, Paris)
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 TBA 1h15'
        Speaker: Edrar KNOBLOCH (UC Berkeley)
      • 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)
      • 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 Contributed talks 45'
  • 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)
      • 12:15 Lunch break 2h15'
      • 14:30 TBA 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)
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 Posters, Discussions 45' ( Leonardo Building - Lobby )
  • Thursday, 9 May 2019
    • 09:15 - 18:00
      Location: ex SISSA Auditorium
      • 09:15 Statistical physics of synchronization 1h15'
        Speaker: Shamik GUPTA (Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, India)
      • 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)
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 Effect of intrinsic noise on chimera states in populations of hierarchically coupled oscillators: beyond Ott-Antonsen theory 45'
        Speaker: Denis GOLDOBIN (Perm State University)
      • 17:15 Chimera patterns and solitary synchronization waves in distributed oscillator populations 45'
        Speaker: Lev SMIRNOV (Institute of Applied Physics, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)
  • Friday, 10 May 2019
    • 09:15 - 16:30
      Location: ex SISSA Auditorium
      • 09:15 Contributed talk 1 25'
      • 09:40 Contributed talk 2 25'
      • 10:05 Contributed talk 3 25'
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 Contributed talk 4 25'
      • 11:25 Contributed talk 5 25'
      • 11:50 Contributed talk 6 25'
      • 12:15 Lunch break 2h15'
      • 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 Coffee break 30'
  • 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)
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 TBA 1h15'
        Speaker: Erik MARTENS (DTU, Denmark)
      • 12:15 Lunch break 2h15'
      • 14:30 TBA 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 - 17:15
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:15 TBA 1h15'
        Speaker: Antonio POLITI (University of Aberdeen)
      • 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)
      • 12:15 Lunch break 2h15'
      • 14:30 TBA 45'
        Speaker: Tomasz KAPITANIAK (Politechnika Lodzka)
      • 15:15 The Kuramoto model on convergent graph sequences 45'
        Speaker: Georgi MEDVEDEV (Drexel University)
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 Contributed talks 45'
  • Wednesday, 15 May 2019
    • 09:15 - 17:15
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:15 TBA 1h15'
        Speaker: Jurgen KURTHS (PIK Potsdam)
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 TBA 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)
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:30 Posters, Discussions 45' ( Adriatico Guest House - Lower Level )
  • Thursday, 16 May 2019
    • 09:15 - 18:00
      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 TBA 1h15'
        Speaker: Tiago PEREIRA (University of Sao Paulo)
      • 12:15 Lunch break 2h15'
      • 14:30 TBA 45'
      • 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 Transition from Asynchronous to Oscillatory Dynamics in Balanced Spiking Networks 45'
        Speaker: Alessandro TORCINI (Universite de Cergy-Pontoise)
      • 17:15 TBA 45'
  • Friday, 17 May 2019
    • 09:15 - 16:30
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:15 Contributed talk 7 25'
      • 09:40 Contributed talk 8 25'
      • 10:05 Contributed talk 9 25'
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 Contributed talk 10 25'
      • 11:25 Contributed talk 11 25'
      • 11:50 Contributed talk 12 25'
      • 12:15 Lunch break 2h15'
      • 14:30 Chimera patterns in physics and ecology 45'
        Speaker: Tanmoy BANERJEE (University of Burdwan, India)
      • 15:15 CLOSING 45'
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'