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The Conference is live-streamed on the ICTP YouTube page at the following link:
This is the 3rd conference on Statistical Physics organised under the auspices of the EPS Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division, during which the EPS Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Prize will be awarded.
The previous conferences took place in 2019 at Nordita, Stockholm and in 2017 in Krakow.

The conference is planned to take place in hybrid format. The on-site program will take place at SISSA campus at Miramare, Via Beirut, 2-4, I - 34151 Trieste (Italy).

The EPS conference on Statistical Physics of Complex systems will help to connect the European community of Statistical and Nonlinear Physics to the one in developing countries. A special effort in this respect will be made in this activity by building bridges on statistical physics with researchers from developing countries. To this aim, there will be ample opportunity for informal discussions and interdisciplinary interaction between people from different scientific backgrounds within the broad area of statistical and nonlinear physics. A session of the Conference will be devoted to the prestigious junior and senior prizes of the EPS Statistical Nonlinear Physics Division, which were created and awarded for the first time in 2017 at the Marian Smoluchowki Symposyum in Krakow.

  • Active matter
  • Complex networks
  • Disordered quantum systems and spin glasses
  • Interdisciplinary applications in physics, biology, economics, and the social sciences.
  • Nonlinear dynamical systems, chaos and turbulence
  • Phase transitions and critical phenomena
  • Stochastic modelling
  • Stochastic Thermodynamics
  • Theory and applications of Machine Learning
A. ALTIERI, Paris University, France
C. ANTENEODO, PUC Rio De Janeiro, Brasil
A. AUFFEVES, Institut Neel, France
U. BASU, S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, India 
R. BURIONI, Parma University, Italy
G. CIMINI, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
D. DEAN, Bordeaux University, France
G. GONNELLA, Bari University, Italy
R. HARRIS, Queen Mary University London, UK
E. INACK, Perimeter Institute, Canada
K. KANEKO, University of Tokyo, Japan
N. MERHAV, Technion, Israel
D. SAAD, Aston University, UK
U. SEIFERT, Stuttgart University, Germany
D. M SHADRACK, University of Tanzania, Tanzania
J. SULKOWSKA, University of Warsaw, Poland
H. TOUCHETTE, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
F. VAN WIJLAND, Paris University, France
G. VOLPE, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

The Board of the EPS Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division is pleased to announce the winners of the EPS Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Prize 2021.

Registration: There is no registration fee for online participation.
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  • Wednesday, 8 September 2021
    • 09:00 - 09:30 Welcoming
      Time zone: You can choose your time zone (in place of Europe/Rome) on the top right of the page and the programme time will be modified accordingly.
      • 09:00 Welcome address 30'
    • 09:30 - 16:00
      • 09:30 Large Fluctuations in anomalous transport and the Big Jump Principle 30'
        Speaker: Raffaella BURIONI (Università di Parma, Italy)
        Material: Abstract
      • 10:00 Thermodynamics of structure-forming systems* 20'
        *Contributed Talk
        Speaker: Jan KORBEL (CEMSIIS, Medical University of Vienna)
        Material: Abstract
      • 10:20 Irreversibility, heat and information flows induced by non-reciprocal interactions* 20'
        *Contributed talk
        Speaker: Sarah LOOS (ICTP, Italy)
        Material: Abstract
      • 10:40 Break 20'
      • 11:00 Active Brownian Motion with Directional Reversals 30'
        Online Talk
        Speaker: Urna BASU (S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India)
        Material: Abstract
      • 11:30 Machine Learning for Active Matter: Opportunities and Challenges 30'
        Online Talk
        Speaker: Giovanni VOLPE (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
        Material: Abstract
      • 12:00 The Role of Molecular Modeling and Related Methods in Drug Design 30'
        Online Talk
        Speaker: Daniel M SHADRACK (University of Tanzania, Tanzania)
        Material: Abstract
      • 12:30 Break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Phase diagram of active brownian particles in two dimensions 30'
        Speaker: Giuseppe GONNELLA (Universita di Bari, Italy)
        Material: Abstract
      • 14:30 Position distribution in a generalised run and tumble process 30'
        Online Talk
        Speaker: David DEAN (Universite de Bordeaux, France)
        Material: Abstract
      • 15:00 Proteins' knotty problems - Knots, lassos, links and…how they can fold? 30'
        Online Talk
        Speaker: Joanna SULKOWSKA (University of Warsaw, Poland)
      • 15:30 Break 30'
    • 16:00 - 18:00
      • 16:00 Poster session 2h0'
  • Thursday, 9 September 2021
    • 09:00 - 14:00
      • 09:00 Insights from non-Markovian random walks 30'
        Online Talk
        Speaker: Rosemary HARRIS (Queen Mary University London, UK)
        Material: Abstract
      • 09:30 Two-qubit Engine Fueled by Entanglement and Local Measurements 30'
        Online Talk
        Speaker: Alexia AUFFEVES (Institut Neel, France)
        Material: Abstract
      • 10:00 Machine learning of large deviations 30'
        Online Talk
        Speaker: Hugo TOUCHETTE (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
        Material: Abstract
      • 10:30 Break 30'
      • 11:00 The thermodynamic uncertainty relation 30'
        Speaker: Udo SEIFERT (Universitat Stuttgart, Germany)
        Material: Abstract
      • 11:30 Work and Entropy Production in Information-Driven Finite-State Engines 30'
        Online Talk
        Speaker: Neri MERHAV (Technion, Israel)
        Material: Abstract
      • 12:00 Variational Neural Annealing 30'
        Online Talk
        Speaker: Estelle INACK (Perimeter Institute, Canada)
        Material: Abstract
      • 12:30 Group Photo 5'
      • 12:35 Break 1h25'
    • 14:00 - 18:00 Prize session
      • 14:00 Senior Prize Award 15'
      • 14:15 Network Science: From structure to control 45'
        Speaker: Albert-Laszlo BARABASI (Northeastern University, USA Harvard University, USA and Central European University)
        Material: Abstract
      • 15:00 Spots about Turbulence in Richardson's Footsteps 45'
        Speaker: Angelo VULPIANI (Sapienza University Rome, Italy)
        Material: Abstract
      • 15:45 Break 30'
      • 16:15 Early Career Prize Award 15'
      • 16:30 Higher-order interactions in complex networks: an opportunity for new physics 45'
        Speaker: Federico BATTISTON (Central European University, Hungary)
        Material: Abstract
      • 17:15 Statistical Inference in networks: finding patterns from multiple types of information 45'
        Speaker: Caterina DE BACCO (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany)
  • Friday, 10 September 2021
    • 09:00 - 12:40 Stochastic Dynamics, Networks & Interdisciplinary Applications
      • 09:00 Scalable Multi-wavelength Internet Routing 30'
        Online Talk
        Speaker: David SAAD (Aston Universty, UK)
        Material: Abstract
      • 09:30 The statistical physics of financial networks: structure and dynamics 30'
        Speaker: Giulio CIMINI (Roma 2 Tor Vergata, Italy)
        Material: Abstract
      • 10:00 Glassy phases in large well-mixed ecosystems with competitive and cooperative interactions 30'
        Speaker: Ada ALTIERI (Université de Paris, France)
        Material: Abstract
      • 10:30 Break 30'
      • 11:00 Thermodynamics of Gambling Demons* 20'
        *Contributed talk
        Speaker: Gonzalo MANZANO (IFISC, Spain)
        Material: Abstract
      • 11:20 Extreme events of non-Markovian stochastic processes from field theory* 20'
        *Contributed talk
        Speaker: Benjamin WALTER (SISSA, Italy)
        Material: Abstract
      • 11:40 Universal Biology in Adaptation and Evolution: Dimensional Reduction, and Fluctuation-Response Relationship 30'
        Online Talk
        Speaker: Kunihiko KANEKO (University of Tokyo Japan, Japan)
        Material: Abstract
      • 12:10 Non-normalizable quasi-equilibrium states 30'
        Online Talk
        Speaker: Celia ANTENEODO (Puc Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)
        Material: Abstract