Statistical Physics, which was born as an attempt to explain thermodynamic properties of systems from its atomic and molecular components, has evolved into a solid body of knowledge that allows for the understanding of macroscopic collective phenomena. The tools developed by the Statistical Physics together with the Theory of Dynamical Systems are of key importance in the understanding of Complex Systems which are characterized by the emergent and collective phenomena of many interacting units. While the basic body of knowledge of Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems is well described in textbooks at undergraduate or master level, the applications to open problems in the context of Complex Systems are well beyond the scope of those textbooks. Aiming at bridging this gap the Topical Group on Statistical and Non Linear Physics (GEFENOL) of the Royal Spanish Physical Society is promoting the Summer School on Statistical Physics of Complex Systems series, open to postgraduates, PhD students and young postdocs world-wide.
Following the spirit and concept of precedent succesful editions (Palma de Mallorca 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, Benasque 2012, Barcelona 2015, Pamplona 2016 and Santander 2019) on this 10th edition the school will include four courses:
- Self-organization of Protein Patterns by Erwin Frey, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
- Complex Networks: Theory and Applications by Ernesto Estrada, IFISC (CSIC-UIB).
- From Collective Motion to Collective Actuation in Populations of Polar Active Units by Olivier Dauchot, ESPCI Paris-PSL
- Deep Learning for Data Analysis by Lara Lloret, IFCA (CSIC-Universidad de Cantrabria).
Courses will be taught in English and include lectures and hands-on sessions. Participants are required to attend the full duration of the school. Participants are welcomed, and encouraged, to present their research as a poster.
On this special edition the school will be followed on the next week by the II Summer School on Complex Socio-Technical Systems.
There is a registration fee of 120 euros to attend the school. Join registration for this School and the one on Socio-Technical Systems is available at a discounted rate of 200 euros. Lunch and coffee breaks on working days for all participants will be covered by the organization. Participants will have to cover the lodging expenses. A special fare has been arranged with the UIB Student Residence.
The number of participants is limited. Regular call for applications closed on July 18.
For inquiries please e-mail us.