Description 
ICTP and SISSA, in collaboration with the partner institutions of the Master in the Physics of Complex Systems (http://www.polito.it/pcs) will organize the Spring College on the Physics of Complex Systems from 10 April to 5 May 2017. Many complex systems in physics, biology, engineering and economics are characterized by a large number of interacting degrees of freedom giving rise to a nontrivial collective behavior. The theoretical and computational tools for a quantitative analysis of complex systems are often rooted in modern (statistical, quantum) physics. The Spring College on the Physics of Complex Systems aims to give students the opportunity to get in touch with a selection of topics at the forefront of research during an intensive 4week program. It consists of 5 courses of 9 lectures each, followed by final written tests. Invited Lecturers: Pasquale Calabrese (SISSA, Trieste) Thierry Mora (ENS, Paris) Federico Ricci Tersenghi (U. of Rome La Sapienza) Matthew Scott (U. of Waterloo, Canada) Pierpaolo Vivo (King's College, London) Aleksandra Walczak (ENS, Paris) 
Spring College on the Physics of Complex Systems  (smr 3113)
Go to day


08:30  20:00
Monday, 10 April
Location: Adriatico Guest House  Giambiagi Lecture Hall 
08:30
Registration & Administraitve Formalities
2h0' (
Adriatico Guest House  Lower Level 1
)

10:30
Welcome Address
30'

11:00
Optimization, inference and learning in biological systems 1
1h45'
Speaker: T. Mora / A. Walczak (ENS, Paris) Material: Video  13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House  Cafeteria )

14:30
Optimization, inference and learning in biological systems 2
1h45'
Speaker: T. Mora / A. Walczak (ENS, Paris) Material: Video  18:00 Welcome gettogether 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House  Terrace/Cafeteria )

08:30
Registration & Administraitve Formalities
2h0' (
Adriatico Guest House  Lower Level 1
)

08:30  20:00
Monday, 10 April


09:00  16:15
Tuesday, 11 April
Location: Adriatico Guest House  Giambiagi Lecture Hall 
09:00
Random Matrices: Theory and Practice 1
1h45'
Speaker: P. Vivo (King's College, London) Material: Video notes 
11:15
Optimization, inference and learning in biological systems 3
1h45'
Speaker: T. Mora / A. Walczak (ENS, Paris) Material: Video  13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House  Cafeteria )

14:30
Random Matrices: Theory and Practice 2
1h45'
Speaker: P. Vivo (King's College, London) Material: Video

09:00
Random Matrices: Theory and Practice 1
1h45'

09:00  16:15
Tuesday, 11 April


09:00  16:15
Wednesday, 12 April
Location: Adriatico Guest House  Giambiagi Lecture Hall 
09:00
Random Matrices: Theory and Practice 3
1h45'
Speaker: P. Vivo (King's College, London) Material: Video notes 
11:15
Optimization, inference and learning in biological systems 4
1h45'
Speaker: T. Mora / A. Walczak (ENS, Paris) Material: Video  13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House  Cafeteria )

14:30
Optimization, inference and learning in biological systems 5
1h45'
Speaker: T. Mora / A. Walczak (ENS, Paris) Material: Video

09:00
Random Matrices: Theory and Practice 3
1h45'

09:00  16:15
Wednesday, 12 April


09:00  16:25
Thursday, 13 April
Location: Adriatico Guest House  Giambiagi Lecture Hall 
09:00
Random Matrices: Theory and Practice 4
1h45'
Speaker: P. Vivo (King's College, London) Material: Video notes 
11:10
Optimization, inference and learning in biological systems 6
1h45'
Speaker: T. Mora / A. Walczak (ENS, Paris) Material: Video  13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House  Cafeteria )

14:30
Random Matrices: Theory and Practice 5
1h45' (
Adriatico Guest House  Giambiagi Lecture Hall
)
Speaker: P. Vivo (King's College, London) Material: Video

09:00
Random Matrices: Theory and Practice 4
1h45'

09:00  16:25
Thursday, 13 April


09:00  18:15
Tuesday, 18 April
Location: Adriatico Guest House  Giambiagi Lecture Hall 
09:00
Optimization, inference and learning in biological systems 8
1h45'
Speaker: T. Mora / A. Walczak (ENS, Paris) Material: Video 
11:00
Poster Session
2h0' (
Adriatico Guest House  Lower level 1
)
 13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House  Cafeteria )

14:30
Thermodynamics and out of equilibrium dynamics in disordered systems 1
1h45'
Speaker: F. RicciTersenghi (La Sapienza University, Rome) Material: Video

09:00
Optimization, inference and learning in biological systems 8
1h45'

09:00  18:15
Tuesday, 18 April


09:00  17:30
Wednesday, 19 April

09:00
Entanglement and complexity in manybody quantum systems 1
1h45'
Speaker: P. Calabrese (SISSA, Trieste) 
11:10
Entanglement and complexity in manybody quantum systems 2
1h45'
Speaker: P. Calabrese (SISSA, TRIESTE)  13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House  Cafeteria )

14:30
Optimization, inference and learning in biological systems 9
1h45'
Speaker: T. Mora / A. Walczak (ENS, Paris) Material: Video

09:00
Entanglement and complexity in manybody quantum systems 1
1h45'

09:00  17:30
Wednesday, 19 April


09:00  17:30
Thursday, 20 April
Location: Adriatico Guest House  Giambiagi Lecture Hall 
09:00
EXAM  Optimization, inference and learning in biological systems
2h0'

11:30
Thermodynamics and out of equilibrium dynamics in disordered systems 2
1h45' (
Adriatico Guest House  Giambiagi Lecture Hall
)
Speaker: F. RicciTersenghi (La Sapienza University, Rome) Material: Video  13:15 Lunch break 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House  Cafeteria )

14:30
Entanglement and complexity in manybody quantum physics 3
1h45'
Speaker: P. Calabrese (SISSA, Trieste) 
16:30
Science for Sustainable Development
1h0'
Our planet, and therefore our existence, faces several challenges: world population, food security, climate change, biodiversity loss, water scarcity/poor sanitation, energy resources. Sustainability is already at the forefront of many discussions at the international scene. The new Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda may well represent the best attempt at addressing sustainability issues at a global scale. Education and awareness are the first key to the way forward; scientists can take a lead to help, for instance, with an advocacy effort to catalyse a reflection on sustainability.
Speaker: MAX PAOLI  TWAS (THIRD WORLD ACADEMY OF SCIENCES)

09:00
EXAM  Optimization, inference and learning in biological systems
2h0'

09:00  17:30
Thursday, 20 April


09:00  18:00
Friday, 21 April
Location: Adriatico Guest House  Giambiagi Lecture Hall 
09:00
Thermodynamics and out of equilibrium dynamics in disordered systems 3
1h45' (
Adriatico Guest House  Giambiagi Lecture Hall
)
Speaker: F. RicciTersenghi (La Sapienza University, Rome) Material: Video 
11:10
Thermodynamics and out of equilibrium dynamics in disordered systems 4
1h45'
Speaker: F. RicciTersenghi (La Sapienza University, Rome) Material: Video

09:00
Thermodynamics and out of equilibrium dynamics in disordered systems 3
1h45' (
Adriatico Guest House  Giambiagi Lecture Hall
)

09:00  18:00
Friday, 21 April


09:00  16:15
Monday, 24 April
Location: Adriatico Guest House  Giambiagi Lecture Hall 
09:00
Quantitative Bacterial Physiology 1
1h45'
Speaker: M. Scott (University of Waterloo) Material: Video notes 
11:10
Random Matrices: Theory and Practice 7
1h45'
Speaker: P. Vivo (King's College, London) Material: Video notes  13:00 Lunch break 1h30'

14:30
Quantitative Bacterial Physiology 2
1h45'
Speaker: M. Scott (University of Waterloo) Material: Video notes

09:00
Quantitative Bacterial Physiology 1
1h45'

09:00  16:15
Monday, 24 April


09:00  16:15
Tuesday, 25 April
Location: Adriatico Guest House  Giambiagi Lecture Hall 
09:00
Random Matrices: Theory and Practice 8
1h45'
Speaker: P. Vivo (King's College, London) Material: Video notes 
11:10
Quantitative Bacterial Physiology 3
1h45'
Speaker: M. Scott (University of Waterloo) Material: Video notes  13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House  Cafeteria )

14:30
Thermodynamics and out of equilibrium dynamics in disordered systems 5
1h45'
Speaker: F. RicciTersenghi (La Sapienza University, Rome) Material: Video

09:00
Random Matrices: Theory and Practice 8
1h45'

09:00  16:15
Tuesday, 25 April


09:00  17:30
Wednesday, 26 April
Location: Adriatico Guest House  Giambiagi Lecture Hall 
09:00
Entanglement and complexity in manybody quantum systems 4
1h45'
Speaker: P. Calabrese (SISSA, Trieste) 
11:10
Quantitative Bacterial Physiology 4
1h45'
Speaker: M. Scott (University of Waterloo) Material: Video  13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House  Cafeteria )

14:30
Visit at SISSA  International School for Advanced Studies
3h0' (
SISSA
)

09:00
Entanglement and complexity in manybody quantum systems 4
1h45'

09:00  17:30
Wednesday, 26 April


09:00  16:15
Thursday, 27 April
Location: Adriatico Guest House  Giambiagi Lecture Hall 
09:00
Entanglement and complexity in manybody quantum systems 5
1h45'
Speaker: P. Calabrese (SISSA, Trieste) 
11:10
Quantitative Bacterial Physiology 5
1h45'
Speaker: M. Scott (University of Waterloo) Material: Video notes  13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House  Cafeteria )

14:30
Random Matrices: Theory and Practice 9
1h45'
Speaker: P. Vivo (King's College, London) Material: Reading material Video notes

09:00
Entanglement and complexity in manybody quantum systems 5
1h45'

09:00  16:15
Thursday, 27 April


09:00  16:15
Friday, 28 April
Location: Adriatico Guest House  Giambiagi Lecture Hall 
09:00
Entanglement and complexity in manybody quantum systems 6
1h45'
Speaker: P. Calabrese (SISSA, Trieste) 
11:10
Quantitative Bacterial Physiology 6
1h45'
Speaker: M. Scott (University of Waterloo) Material: Video notes  13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House  Cafeteria )

14:30
Quantitative Bacterial Physiology 7
1h45'
Speaker: M. Scott (University of Waterloo) Material: Video notes

09:00
Entanglement and complexity in manybody quantum systems 6
1h45'

09:00  16:15
Friday, 28 April


09:00  16:15
Tuesday, 2 May
Location: Adriatico Guest House  Giambiagi Lecture Hall 
09:00
Entanglement and complexity in manybody quantum systems 7
1h45'
Speaker: P. Calabrese (SISSA, Trieste) 
11:10
Quantitative Bacterial Physiology 8
1h45'
Speaker: M. Scott (University of Waterloo) Material: Video notes  13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House  Cafeteria )

14:30
Thermodynamics and out of equilibrium dynamics in disordered systems 6
1h45'
Speaker: F. RicciTersenghi (La Sapienza University, Rome) Material: Video

09:00
Entanglement and complexity in manybody quantum systems 7
1h45'

09:00  16:15
Tuesday, 2 May


09:00  16:15
Wednesday, 3 May
Location: Adriatico Guest House  Giambiagi Lecture Hall 
09:00
Entanglement and complexity in manybody quantum systems 8
1h45'
Speaker: P. Calabrese (SISSA, Trieste) 
11:10
Quantitative Bacterial Physiology 9
1h45'
Speaker: M. Scott (University of Waterloo) Material: Video notes  13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House  Cafeteria )

14:30
Thermodynamics and out of equilibrium dynamics in disordered systems 7
1h45'
Speaker: F. RicciTersenghi (La Sapienza University, Rome) Material: Video

09:00
Entanglement and complexity in manybody quantum systems 8
1h45'

09:00  16:15
Wednesday, 3 May


09:00  16:15
Thursday, 4 May
Location: Adriatico Guest House  Giambiagi Lecture Hall 
09:00
Thermodynamics and out of equilibrium dynamics in disordered systems 8
1h45'
Speaker: F. RicciTersenghi (La Sapienza University, Rome) Material: Video 
11:10
Entanglement and complexity in manybody quantum systems 9
1h45'
Speaker: P. Calabrese (SISSA, Trieste)  13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House  Cafeteria )

14:30
Thermodynamics and out of equilibrium dynamics in disordered systems 9
1h45'
Speaker: F. RicciTersenghi (La Sapienza University, Rome) Material: Video

09:00
Thermodynamics and out of equilibrium dynamics in disordered systems 8
1h45'

09:00  16:15
Thursday, 4 May


09:00  17:00
Friday, 5 May
Location: Adriatico Guest House  Giambiagi Lecture Hall 
09:00
EXAM  Entanglement and complexity in manybody quantum systems
2h0'

11:30
EXAM  Thermodynamics and out of equilibrium dynamics in disordered systems
2h0'
 13:30 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House  Cafeteria )

15:00
EXAM  Quantitative Bacterial Physiology
2h0'

09:00
EXAM  Entanglement and complexity in manybody quantum systems
2h0'

09:00  17:00
Friday, 5 May