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Start Time:

6 September 2004 at 08:30

Ends On:

10 September 2004

Location:

Trieste - Italy

Venue:

MB (Main Lecture Hall)

Organizer(s):

M. Marsili, M. Mezard, F. Ricci-Tersenghi, R. Zecchina

Description:

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, Trieste, Italy) is organizing a School and Conference on Fundamental Aspects of Complexity, to be held at the ICTP from 6 to 10 September 2004.

THE ACTIVITY IS JOINTLY ORGANIZED WITH DYGLAGEMEM EUROPEAN NETWORK AND CO-SPONSORED BY STIPCO EUROPEAN NETWORK.

One of the main trends of statistical physics in the last two decades has been the emergence of new concepts and techniques to study disordered systems. These are systems whose microscopic components (for instance spins, particles or more structured objects) are heterogeneous, generally because they are frozen in some random environments. The (still partial) understanding of such systems, joined to the progresses in the study of out-of-equilibrium dynamics, has defined some new areas where statistical physics can potentially turn out to be very useful. This activity focuses on the use of statistical physics to study complex systems in realms that are at the borderline of physics.

There is a number of research areas outside the traditional frontiers of physics where the application of these methods looks particularly promising. They all relate in some way to the collective behaviour of heterogeneous agents, where “agents” can be as diverse as logical constraints in optimization problems or error correcting codes, proteins in molecular networks, or economic agents. The coherence of our approach derives from the concepts and techniques which are used and from the types of questions that we will address in all these different topics.

The School and Conference aims at bringing together statistical physicists involved in interdisciplinary research and experts from mathematics, computer science, bio-informatics, economics and game theory who share an interest in the same problems.

Scientists and students from all countries that are members of the UN, UNESCO or IAEA may attend the activities. The main purpose of the Centre is to help research workers from developing countries through a programme of training activities within a framework of international cooperation. However scientists from developed countries are also welcome to attend. As the activity will be conducted in English, participants should have an adequate working knowledge of that language. Applicants to the School requesting financial support should not be older than 45 at the time of the activity. As a rule, travel and subsistence expenses of the participants are borne by their home institutions. However, limited funds are available for applicants to be selected by the organizers. As scarcity of funds allows travel to be granted only in a few exceptional cases, every effort should be made by candidates to secure support for their fare (or at least half-fare) from their home country. Such financial support is available only to those attending the entire School and Conference. There is no registration fee for attendance.

The closing date for the receipt of requests for participation is

30 April 2004

Candidates should complete, sign and return the Application Form obtainable through this WEB Page. The Application Form, with a list of recent publications, should be sent to:

the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
School and Conference on Fundamental Aspects of Complexity (smr.1578)
c/o Ms. Nicoletta Ivanissevich
Strada Costiera 11
I-34014 Trieste, Italy

Telefax: +39-040-224163
E-mail: smr1578@ictp.trieste.it
Telephone: +39-040-2240383

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LIST OF SPEAKERS (last updating: 10 September 2004)

D. Achlioptas, Microsoft Corporation
M. Alava, Helsinki University of Technology
G. Bianconi, the Abdus Salam ICTP
G. Biroli, CEA Saclay
S. Boettcher, Emory University, Atlanta
A.J. Bray, University of Manchester
N. Brunel, Université René Descartes – Paris 5
Z. Burda, Jagellonian University, Krakow
A. Cavagna, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
E. Domany, the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot
O. Dubois, Université Paris 6
I. Giardina, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
A. Goerdt, Technische Universität Chemnitz
S. Kirkpatrick, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
J. Kurchan, ESPCI, Paris
M. Lässig, Universität zu Köln
E. Marinari, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
O.C. Martin, LPTMS, Orsay
S. Mertens, Universität Magdeburg
A. Montanari, ENS, Paris
M.A. Moore, University of Manchester
M. Müller, Rutgers University
J.-P. Nadal, ENS, Paris
D. Sherrington, University of Oxford
F.L. Toninelli, Universität Zürich
F. Vega-Redondo, Universidad de Alicante
J. Yedidia, MERL , Cambridge, USA



Material:

6 September 2004
08:30
09:45
REGISTRATION
01h15'
09:45
10:00
Opening remarks
15'
10:00
11:30
An introduction to spin glasses and related topics - part I
01h30'
Sherrington, D.
University of Oxford
11:30
13:00
Structural glasses and complexity: an overview
01h30'
Cavagna, A.
Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
13:00
15:00
LUNCH BREAK
02h00'
15:00
16:30
Analysis of gene expression data: methods and applications (to cancer, stem cells etc)  - part I
01h30'
Domany, E.
the Weizmann Institute of Science
16:30
17:15
Review on market models and minority games
45'
Marsili, M.
the Abdus Salam ICTP
7 September 2004
09:00
10:30
An introduction to spin glasses and related topics - part II
01h30'
Sherrington, D.
University of Oxford
10:30
11:00
COFFEE BREAK
30'
11:00
12:30
Analysis of gene expression data: methods and applications (to cancer, stem cells etc) - part II
01h30'
Domany, E.
the Weizmann Institute of Science
12:30
14:30
LUNCH BREAK
02h00'
14:30
16:00
The second moment in spin glasses and random constraint satisfaction
01h30'
Achlioptas, D.
Microsoft Corporation
16:00
16:30
COFFEE BREAK
30'
16:30
18:00
An introduction to error correcting codes
01h30'
Yedidia, J.
Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs
8 September 2004
09:00
09:30
Cavity method for supersymmetry breaking spin glasses
30'
Giardina, I.
Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
09:30
10:00
Beyond mean field spin glasses: models with long but finite interaction range
30'
Toninelli, F.L.
Universität Zürich
10:00
10:30
Topological annealing
30'
Kurchan, J.
Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles
10:30
11:00
COFFEE BREAK
30'
11:00
11:30
Spin glass complexity: new perspectives on old results
30'
Bray, A.
University of Manchester
11:30
12:00
Circuits in random graph
30'
Marinari, E.
Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
12:00
12:30
Perturbation theory and spin glasses
30'
Moore, M.
University of Manchester
12:30
14:30
LUNCH BREAK
02h00'
8 September 2004
14:30
15:00
Dynamical heterogeneity and growing dynamical correlation length in structural glasses
30'
Biroli, G.
CEA/Saclay
15:00
15:30
Structure and evolution of bio-molecular networks
30'
Lässig, M.
Universität zu Köln
15:30
16:00
Analysis of DNA chip and antigen chip data: studies of cancer, stem cells and diabetes
30'
Domany, E.
the Weizmann Institute of Science
16:00
16:30
Focused simulated annealing and the XORSAT-problem
30'
Alava, M.
Helsinki University of Technology
16:30
17:00
COFFEE BREAK
30'
18:30
20:30
DYGLAGEMEM Network members meeting
02h00'
9 September 2004
09:00
09:30
Universal phase transition in combinatorial optimization
30'
Mertens, S.
Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg
09:30
10:00
A new look at the second moment method
30'
Achlioptas, D.
Microsoft Corporation
10:00
10:30
Additive decomposition
30'
Dubois, O.
CNRS Université de Paris 6
10:30
11:00
COFFEE BREAK
30'
11:00
11:30
Games on networks
30'
Kirkpatrick, S.
the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
11:30
12:00
Maxwell construction: a link between statistical mechanics and computational complexity
30'
Montanari, A.
Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris
12:00
12:30
Distributed source coding using error correcting codes
30'
Yedidia, J.
Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs
12:30
14:30
LUNCH BREAK
02h00'
9 September 2004
14:30
15:00
Efficient certification of co-NP-complete problems on random instances
30'
Goerdt, A.
Technische Universität Chemnitz
15:00
15:30
Numerical results for low-energy properties of lattice and mean-field spin glasses
30'
Boettcher, S.
Emory University
15:30
16:15
Optimal information storage and the distribution of synaptic weights: experiment vs theory
45'
Brunel, N.
Université René Descartes - Paris 5
16:15
16:45
COFFEE BREAK
30'
18:45
19:45
STIPCO Network members meeting
01h00'
10 September 2004
09:00
09:30
Clustering in complex networks
30'
Burda, Z.
Jagellonian University Krakow
09:30
10:00
Clogging and self-organized criticality in dynamical networks
30'
Bianconi, G.
the Abdus Salam ICTP
10:00
10:30
Statistical physics of social interactions: multiple equilibria in a market with heterogeneous agents
30'
J.-P. Nadal
Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris
10:30
11:00
COFFEE BREAK
30'
10 September 2004
11:00
11:30
The glass transition, marginal stability, and the Coulomb gap in electron glasses
30'
Müller, M.
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
11:30
12:00
Ground states and excited states in glassy systems
30'
Martin, O.C.
LPTMS, Orsay
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