15th Fall Seminar on Nonlinear Dynamics | University of Bayreuth | October 3-6, 2010

organized by H. R. Brand, T. Fischer, I. Rehberg, and W. Zimmermann

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.

The 15th meeting is supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) via Research unit Forschergruppe 608 and the Emil Warburg Stiftung.

Invited speakers:

  • R. E. Goldstein (University of Cambridge, UK)
    Physics of Multicellularity
    5th Lorenz Kramer Memorial Lecture
  • E. Bodenschatz (MPI Göttingen, Germany)
    Statistics of Chemotaxis
  • D. Braun (LMU München, Germany)
    The Replication Trap: Towards a Minimal Darwin Process

  • A. De Wit (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
    Chemically-Driven Hydrodynamic Instabilities

  • L. E. Helseth (University of Bergen, Norway)
    Nonlinear Fun with Physics

  • E. Meron (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
    Dryland Landscapes as Pattern-Forming Systems

  • E. Schöll (TU Berlin, Germany)
    Controlling Synchrony by Delay Coupling in Complex Networks

  • B. Stevens (MPI Hamburg, Germany)
    Regime Selection in Atmospheric Moist Convection                                                   

  • A. Vailati (Universitá degli Studi di Milano, Italia)
    Convective Instabilities in Suspensions of Thermophilic Nanoparticles

  • M. Weiss (DKFZ Heidelberg, Universität Bayreuth, Germany)
    Aspects of Protein and Membrane Trafficking in Living Cells



The conference will start at 6.30 p. m. on Sunday, October 3, with a Welcome Party at the tavern Oskar (Maximilianstrasse 33, c.f. Map).

memorial_lecture_2010_tiny The 5th Lorenz Kramer Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Raymond E. Goldstein (University of Cambridge, UK) on Tuesday, Ocober 5, in the afternoon. The Physical Institute of 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 6, at noon.

Applications should be sent to nonlinear@uni-bayreuth.de immediately with the title and an abstract of the contribution. Please use this template file: abstract.doc.

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.

The deadline for applications will be Friday, September 3, 2010.

Poster presentation:

On Monday, October 4, we will have a short oral poster presentation in the afternoon.

On this occasion, every participant presenting a poster is asked to introduce his/her poster within 3 minutes or less. You can either use a transparency for the overhead projector or prepare a PDF-file or PPT-file for the video projector. In the latter case, you must send your file to the conference office nonlinear@uni-bayreuth.de before Sunday, October 3, 2010.





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