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 19 February to 16 March 2018.
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: Antonio Celani (ICTP, Trieste) Maurizio Fagotti (ENS, Paris) Chris Mathys (SISSA, Trieste) Mario Nicodemi (U. of Naples Federico II) Angelo Rosa (SISSA, Trieste) Gregory Schehr (LPTMS, Orsay Cedex)
Applicants from all countries that are members of the United Nations, UNESCO or IAEA may attend. Participants should have an adequate working knowledge of English. Candidates are required to solicit recommendation letters to be sent by their supervisors in support of their application. As a rule, travel and subsistence expenses of the participants should be borne by their home institutions. However, limited funds are available to partially support some participants, who are nationals of, and working in, a developing country, and who are not more than 45 years old. Such support is limited and candidates should make every effort to secure support for their travel, at least partial. Attendance of lectures and completion of the final written tests are mandatory for those who are granted ICTP funding.
There is no registration fee.

Spring College on the Physics of Complex Systems  (smr 3189)
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08:30  20:00
Monday, 19 February
Location: Adriatico Guest House  Kastler Lecture Hall 
08:30
Registration & Administrative Formalities
2h0' (
Adriatico Guest House  Lower Level 1 & Operations and Travel, Enrico Fermi building
)
This slot is reserved for participants lodging outside ICTP guesthouses and Faculty only. Participants lodging at ICTP guesthouses are registered upon checkin and do not need to register again with the Secretariat. On Monday 19 Feb., participants with financial support for living and/or travel expenses must go directly to Operations and Travel, E. Fermi Building at 8:30. Please, be all on time to fulfill these formalities and to be present at the welcome address.

10:30
Welcome Address
30'

11:00
Nonequilibrium Behavior of Quantum Statistical Systems 1
1h45'
Speaker: M. Fagotti (ENS) Material: Video  13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House  Cafeteria )

14:30
Statistics of Extremes in Correlated Systems 1
1h45'
Speaker: G. Schehr (LPTMS, U. Paris Sud) Material: Video  18:00 Welcome gettogether 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House  Cafeteria )

08:30
Registration & Administrative Formalities
2h0' (
Adriatico Guest House  Lower Level 1 & Operations and Travel, Enrico Fermi building
)

08:30  20:00
Monday, 19 February


09:00  18:30
Thursday, 22 February
Location: Adriatico Guest House  Kastler Lecture Hall 
09:00
Statistics of Extremes in Correlated Systems 4
1h45'
Speaker: G. Schehr (LPTMS, U. Paris Sud) Material: Video 
11:15
Nonequilibrium Behavior of Quantum Statistical Systems 3
1h45'
Speaker: M. Fagotti (ENS) Material: Video  13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House  Cafeteria )

14:30
Nonequilibrium Behavior of Quantum Statistical Systems 4
1h45'
Speaker: M. Fagotti (ENS) Material: Video 
17:00
Tutorial
1h30'

09:00
Statistics of Extremes in Correlated Systems 4
1h45'

09:00  18:30
Thursday, 22 February


09:00  19:00
Friday, 23 February

09:00
Statistics of Extremes in Correlated Systems 5
1h45' (
Adriatico Guest House  Kastler Lecture Hall
)
Speaker: G. Schehr (LPTMS, U. Paris Sud) Material: Video 
11:15
Nonequilibrium Behavior of Quantum Statistical Systems 5
1h45' (
Adriatico Guest House  Kastler Lecture Hall
)
Speaker: M. Fagotti (ENS) Material: Video 
16:00
Presentations by PCS Alumni
2h0'

Entanglement symmetry manipulation in hybrid topological Josephson junctions
10'
Speaker: Gianmichele BLASI 
Learning in the Asymmetric Ising model with missing data
10'
Speaker: Carlo CAMPAJOLA 
Collective phenomena in networks of spiking neurons
10'
Speaker: Federico DEVALLE 
Structural equilibration and dynamical relaxation of antiferronanomagnets
10'
Speaker: Carla LUPO 
Research, data and algorithms in Business
10'
Speaker: Marco MICHELANGELI 
Cosmological Hydrodynamical Simulations of Fuzzy Dark Matter models
10'
Speaker: Matteo NORI 
Mathematical modelling and integration of complex biological data: Analysis of the heterosis phenomenon in yeast
10'
Speaker: Marianyela PETRIZZELLI 
Bayesian inference and the neural code: multiplexing of positional and contextual information from the hippocampal network
10'
Speaker: Lorenzo POSANI 
KardarParisiZhang universality in the phase distributions of onedimensional excitonpolaritons
10'
Speaker: Davide SQUIZZATO 
Brain Dynamics in Language Processing
10'
Speaker: Massimiliano TRIPPA

Entanglement symmetry manipulation in hybrid topological Josephson junctions
10'
 18:00 Gettogether drink 1h0' ( Cafeteria, Adriatico guest house )

09:00
Statistics of Extremes in Correlated Systems 5
1h45' (
Adriatico Guest House  Kastler Lecture Hall
)

09:00  19:00
Friday, 23 February


09:00  16:15
Monday, 26 February
Location: Adriatico Guest House  Kastler Lecture Hall 
09:00
Statistics of Extremes in Correlated Systems 7
1h45'
Speaker: G. Schehr (LPTMS, U. Paris Sud) Material: Video 
11:15
Hierarchical Inference 2
1h45'
Speaker: C. Mathys (SISSA) Material: Video  13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House  Cafeteria )

14:30
Nonequilibrium Behavior of Quantum Statistical Systems 7
1h45'
Speaker: M. Fagotti (ENS) Material: Video

09:00
Statistics of Extremes in Correlated Systems 7
1h45'

09:00  16:15
Monday, 26 February


09:00  18:30
Tuesday, 27 February
Location: Adriatico Guest House  Kastler Lecture Hall 
09:00
Statistics of Extremes in Correlated Systems 8
2h0'
Speaker: G. Schehr (LPTMS, U. Paris Sud) Material: Video 
11:30
Nonequilibrium Behavior of Quantum Statistical Systems 8
1h45'
Speaker: M. Fagotti (ENS) Material: Video  13:15 Lunch break 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House  Cafeteria )

14:30
Hierarchical Inference 3
1h45'
Speaker: C. Mathys (SISSA) Material: Video 
17:00
Tutorial
1h30'

09:00
Statistics of Extremes in Correlated Systems 8
2h0'

09:00  18:30
Tuesday, 27 February


09:00  16:25
Wednesday, 28 February
Location: Adriatico Guest House  Kastler Lecture Hall 
09:00
Statistics of Extremes in Correlated Systems 9
1h45'
Speaker: G. Schehr (LPTMS, U. Paris Sud) Material: Video 
11:15
Nonequilibrium Behavior of Quantum Statistical Systems 9
1h45'
Speaker: M. Fagotti (ENS) Material: Video 
13:00
Group Photo
10'
 13:10 Lunch break 1h20' ( Adriatico Guest House  Cafeteria )

14:30
Hierarchical Inference 4
1h45'
Speaker: C. Mathys (SISSA) Material: Video

09:00
Statistics of Extremes in Correlated Systems 9
1h45'

09:00  16:25
Wednesday, 28 February


09:00  13:00
Friday , 2 March

09:00
EXAM  Nonequilibrium Behavior of Quantum Statistical Systems
2h0'

11:30
Hierarchical Inference 7
1h30'
Speaker: Chris Mathys (SISSA) Material: Video

09:00
EXAM  Nonequilibrium Behavior of Quantum Statistical Systems
2h0'

09:00  13:00
Friday , 2 March


09:00  18:30
Tuesday, 6 March
Location: Adriatico Guest House  Kastler Lecture Hall 
09:00
EXAM  Statistics of Extremes in Correlated Systems
2h0'

11:30
Reinforcement Learning 2
1h45'
Speaker: A. Celani (ICTP) Material: Video  13:15 Lunch break 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House  Cafeteria )

14:30
Polymer Physics of Chromosome Folding 1
1h45' (
Adriatico Guest House  Kastler Lecture Hall
)
Speaker: A. Rosa (SISSA) Material: Video notes 
17:00
Tutorial
1h30'

09:00
EXAM  Statistics of Extremes in Correlated Systems
2h0'

09:00  18:30
Tuesday, 6 March


09:00  16:15
Wednesday, 7 March
Location: Adriatico Guest House  Kastler Lecture Hall 
09:00
Hierarchical Inference 9
1h45'
Speaker: C. Mathys (SISSA) Material: Video 
11:15
Reinforcement Learning 3
1h45'
Speaker: A. Celani (ICTP) Material: Video  13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House  Cafeteria )

14:30
Polymer Physics of Chromosome Folding 2
1h45' (
Adriatico Guest House  Kastler Lecture Hall
)
Speaker: A. Rosa (SISSA) Material: Video

09:00
Hierarchical Inference 9
1h45'

09:00  16:15
Wednesday, 7 March


09:00  18:30
Thursday, 8 March
Location: Adriatico Guest House  Kastler Lecture Hall 
09:00
EXAM  Hierarchical Inference
2h0'

11:30
Reinforcement Learning 4
1h45'
Speaker: A. Celani (ICTP) Material: References Video  13:15 Lunch break 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House  Cafeteria )

14:30
Polymer Physics of Chromosome Folding 3
1h45' (
Adriatico Guest House  Kastler Lecture Hall
)
Speaker: A. Rosa (SISSA) Material: Video 
17:00
Tutorial
1h30'
Material: notes

09:00
EXAM  Hierarchical Inference
2h0'

09:00  18:30
Thursday, 8 March


09:00  16:00
Tuesday, 13 March
Location: Adriatico Guest House  Kastler Lecture Hall 
09:00
Polymer Physics of Chromosome Folding 6
1h45' (
Adriatico Guest House  Kastler Lecture Hall
)
Speaker: M. Nicodemi (U. Naples) Material: Video 
11:15
Reinforcement Learning 7  Handson session
1h45'
Speaker: A. Celani (ICTP)  13:00 Lunch break 1h30'

14:30
Tutorial
1h30'

09:00
Polymer Physics of Chromosome Folding 6
1h45' (
Adriatico Guest House  Kastler Lecture Hall
)

09:00  16:00
Tuesday, 13 March


09:00  18:30
Thursday, 15 March
Location: Adriatico Guest House  Kastler Lecture Hall 
09:00
Polymer Physics of Chromosome Folding 8
1h45' (
Adriatico Guest House  Kastler Lecture Hall
)
Speaker: M. Nicodemi (U. Naples) Material: Video 
11:15
Reinforcement Learning 9
1h45'
Speaker: A. Celani (ICTP) Material: Video  13:00 Lunch break 1h30'

14:30
Work, Law and Ethics in the age of AI
1h30'
Speaker: A. Celani (ICTP) Material: Video 
17:00
Tutorial
1h30'

09:00
Polymer Physics of Chromosome Folding 8
1h45' (
Adriatico Guest House  Kastler Lecture Hall
)

09:00  18:30
Thursday, 15 March