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 non-trivial 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 4-week 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.
 


 
Go to day
  • Monday, 19 February 2018
    • 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 check-in 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 get-together 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
  • Tuesday, 20 February 2018
    • 09:00 - 18:30 Tuesday, 20 February
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Hierarchical Inference 1 1h45'
        Speaker: C. Mathys (SISSA)
        Material: Video
      • 14:30 Statistics of Extremes in Correlated Systems 2 1h45'
        Speaker: G. Schehr (LPTMS, U. Paris Sud)
        Material: Video
      • 17:00 Tutorial 1h30'
  • Wednesday, 21 February 2018
    • 09:00 - 14:30 Wednesday, 21 February
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Statistics of Extremes in Correlated Systems 3 1h45'
        Speaker: G. Schehr (LPTMS, U. Paris Sud)
        Material: Video
      • 11:15 Nonequilibrium Behavior of Quantum Statistical Systems 2 1h45'
        Speaker: M. Fagotti (ENS)
        Material: Video
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
    • 14:30 - 16:30 Poster Session
  • Thursday, 22 February 2018
    • 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'
  • Friday, 23 February 2018
    • 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 antiferro-nanomagnets 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
        • Kardar-Parisi-Zhang universality in the phase distributions of one-dimensional exciton-polaritons 10'
          Speaker: Davide SQUIZZATO
        • Brain Dynamics in Language Processing 10'
          Speaker: Massimiliano TRIPPA
      • 18:00 Get-together drink 1h0' ( Cafeteria, Adriatico guest house )
  • Saturday, 24 February 2018
    • 09:00 - 13:00 Saturday, 24 February
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Statistics of Extremes in Correlated Systems 6 1h45'
        Speaker: G. Schehr (LPTMS, U. Paris Sud)
        Material: Video
      • 11:15 Nonequilibrium Behavior of Quantum Statistical Systems 6 1h45'
        Speaker: M. Fagotti (ENS)
        Material: Video
  • Monday, 26 February 2018
    • 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
  • Tuesday, 27 February 2018
    • 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'
  • Wednesday, 28 February 2018
    • 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
  • Thursday, 1 March 2018
    • 09:00 - 18:30 Thursday, 1 March
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Hierarchical Inference 5 1h45' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: C. Mathys (SISSA)
        Material: Video
      • 11:15 Hierarchical Inference 6 1h45'
        Speaker: C. MATHYS (SISSA)
        Material: Video
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:30 Tutorial 1h30'
  • Friday, 2 March 2018
    • 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
  • Monday, 5 March 2018
    • 09:00 - 18:30 Monday, 5 March
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 11:00 Reinforcement Learning 1 1h45'
        Speaker: A. Celani (ICTP)
        Material: Video
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:30 Hierarchical Inference 8 1h45'
        Speaker: C. Mathys (SISSA)
        Material: Video
      • 17:00 Tutorial 1h30'
  • Tuesday, 6 March 2018
    • 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'
  • Wednesday, 7 March 2018
    • 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
  • Thursday, 8 March 2018
    • 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
  • Friday, 9 March 2018
    • 09:00 - 18:10 Friday, 9 March
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Polymer Physics of Chromosome Folding 4 1h45' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: A. Rosa (SISSA)
        Material: Video
      • 11:15 Reinforcement Learning 5 1h45'
        Speaker: A. Celani (ICTP)
        Material: Video
      • 14:10 Visit at SISSA - International School for Advanced Studies 4h0'
  • Monday, 12 March 2018
    • 09:00 - 13:00 Monday, 12 March
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Polymer Physics of Chromosome Folding 5 1h45' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: A. Rosa (SISSA)
        Material: Video
      • 11:15 Reinforcement Learning 6 1h45'
        Speaker: A. Celani (ICTP)
        Material: Video
  • Tuesday, 13 March 2018
    • 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 - Hands-on session 1h45'
        Speaker: A. Celani (ICTP)
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h30'
      • 14:30 Tutorial 1h30'
  • Wednesday, 14 March 2018
    • 09:00 - 13:00 Wednesday, 14 March
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Polymer Physics of Chromosome Folding 7 1h45' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: M. Nicodemi (U. Naples)
        Material: Video
      • 11:15 Reinforcement Learning 8 - Hands-on session 1h45'
        Speaker: A. Celani (ICTP)
        Material: Video
  • Thursday, 15 March 2018
    • 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'
  • Friday, 16 March 2018
    • 09:00 - 13:30 Friday, 16 March
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 EXAM - Polymer Physics of Chromosome Folding 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall )
      • 11:30 EXAM - Reinforcement Learning 2h0'