Starts 6 May 2019
Ends 17 May 2019
Central European Time
ex SISSA Auditorium (first week) and Kastler Lecture Hall (second week)
Via Beirut, 2 and Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
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.

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

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.


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

For applications not needing financial support and/or visa: March 15, 2019


Yuri Maistrenko (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine), Sudeshna Sinha (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali, India), Arkady Pikovsky (Potsdam University, Potsdam, Germany), Local Organiser: Rosario Fazio