17th Fall Seminar on Nonlinear Dynamics | University of Bayreuth | October 7-10, 2012

Department of Physics | Building NW II | Lecture Hall H17


This seminar will keep the tradition of the fall meetings of the German Nonlinear Science Community alive, an initiative established in 1995 during a Heraeus Seminar in Bad Honnef as a forum supporting discussions among renowned experts and young scientists.


Scientific Committee

Helmut R. Brand, Thomas Fischer, Werner Köhler, Arthur Peeters, Ingo Rehberg,
Matthias Schmidt,  Matthias Weiss, and Walter Zimmermann

Invited speakers

  • Jacques Prost (ESPCI ParisTech, Paris, France)
       Can physics describe cell and tissue dynamics?
       7th Lorenz Kramer Memorial Lecture (former lectures)
  • Nail Akhmediev (Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
       Extreme events and their mathematical description
  • Martine Ben Amar (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France)
       Epidermal avascular cancer growth: the case of melanoma
  • Pascal Damman (Université de Mons, Belgium)
       Dynamics of thin sheets: Crumpling, wrinkling and cracking
  • Martin van Hecke (Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands)
       Nonlinear response of elastic networks
  • Philipp Maass (Universität Osnabrück, Germany)
       One-dimensional driven transport with interactions beyond hard-core repulsions

  • Volker Naulin (Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Roskilde, Denmark)
       Structures and nonlocality in magnetically confined plasms

  • Takao Ohta (Kyoto University, Japan)
       Collective motion of self-propelled soft particles

  • Marc Timme (MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, Germany)
       Braess paradox, (in-)stability and optimal design: Nonlinear dynamics of modern power grids

  • Alois Würger (Université Bordeaux, France)
       Anisotropic Brownian motion of colloids in liquid crystals



The conference will start at 7.00 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, with a Welcome Party at the tavern Oskar (Maximilianstrasse 33, c.f. Map).

memorial_lecture_2012_tinyThe 7th Lorenz Kramer Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Jacques Prost (Director of the École supérieure de physique et de chimie industrielles de la ville de Paris (ESPCI) in Paris, France) on Tuesday, October 9, in the afternoon (former lectures). The Department of Physics at the University of Bayreuth recognizes in this way the outstanding contributions of the late Professor Lorenz Kramer to the focus subject "Nonlinear Physics" at Bayreuth. The support of the Emil-Warburg foundation, which has received particular donations for this purpose, is gratefully acknowledged.

In the evening of Tuesday, we will have a dinner at a typical Franconian tavern.

The conference will end on Wednesday, October 10, at noon.



The meeting is supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) via the Research unit Forschergruppe 608 and the Emil Warburg Stiftung.



Applications should be sent to nonlinear@uni-bayreuth.de immediately with the title and an abstract of the contribution. Please use this template file: abstract2012.doc. The deadline for applications will be Sunday, September 9, 2012.

Please also let us know your traveling details, we shall make a hotel reservation for you. Limited funding for participants with accepted contributions, especially for young scientists, is available.

The hotels for the speakers and the participants are either close to the station or to the university.

Poster presentation

On Monday, October 8, we will have a short oral poster presentation in the afternoon.

On this occasion, every participant presenting a poster is asked to introduce her/his poster within 3 minutes or less. You can either use a transparency for the overhead projector or prepare a PDF-file or PPT-file (max. 3 slides) for the video projector. In the latter case, you must send your file to the conference office nonlinear@uni-bayreuth.de before Thursday, October 4, 2012.





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