Scientific Calendar Event

Starts 19 Feb 2024
Ends 15 Mar 2024
Central European Time
Kastler Lecture Hall (AGH)
Riva Massimiliano e Carlotta, Grignano I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
An ICTP Meeting in person

ICTP and SISSA, in collaboration with the partner institutions of the International Master Course in Physics of Complex Systems (PCS), and with the financial support of Politecnico di Torino and Université Franco Italienne, are organizing the Spring College on the Physics of Complex Systems from 19 February to 15 March 2024.

Many complex systems in physics, biology, engineering and economics are characterised by a large number of interacting degrees of freedom, giving rise to a non-trivial collective behaviour. The theoretical and computational tools for a quantitative analysis of complex systems are often rooted in modern theoretical physics. The Spring College on the Physics of Complex Systems aims to expose students to a selection of topics at the forefront of research during an intensive, 4-week programme.
The Spring College is part of the PCS Master programme and it is open to qualified Master and PhD students, and to young researchers. Please read carefully the rules for participation below.

Lecturers and Courses:

J. M. RODRIGUEZ PARRONDO, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
“Thermodynamics of information”

I. PEREZ CASTILLO, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico
“Statistical mechanics of random matrices"

A. RAPOŠ BOŽIČ, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
“The Physics of RNA"

R. RAMASWAMY, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
“Collective Dynamics in Complex Systems”

Call for Contributed Abstracts: All applicants are encouraged to submit an abstract for a poster presentation. Abstract templates are available below for download.

RULES FOR PARTICIPATION: Candidates are required to solicit recommendation letters to be sent by their supervisors in support of their application. Participants with financial support from the ICTP and Master PCS students are required to attend at least 80% of the courses and to take the final exam for each course. Certificates of attendance will be awarded only to participants who have attended at least 80% of the courses.

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.



Jacopo Grilli (ICTP, Italy), Angelo Rosa (SISSA, Italy), Local Organiser: Matteo Marsili (ICTP)