Collective dynamics from bacteria to crowds

Collective dynamics from bacteria to crowds

We would like to invite you to participate at the

Summer school on "Analysis, Modeling and Simulation of Collective Dynamics from Bacteria to Crowds" (July 9-13.2012, Udine, Italy)

The aim of this school is to present, by means of 6 mini-courses, the state-of-the-art of the theoretical (statistical mechanics and mathematics) understanding of collective motions of crowds.

The topics to be discussed include:

  • Kinetic models for self-organized collective motion.
  • Discrete and continuum dynamics of reacting and interacting individuals.
  • Finite-speed propagation models of chemotactic movements.
  • Modeling with measures:
            I.  Multiscale modeling of pedestrian motions by time-evolving measures;
            II. Motions and interactions in heterogeneous domains.
  • Handling contacts in pedestrian dynamics: On the concept of pressure.

The target audience of this summer school are graduate students, PhD candidates and young faculty members in mathematics, applied theoretical physics and biology, as well as (chemical, transportation, mechanical, ...) engineering having a strong research interest in understanding the multiscale complexity of the collective motion behavior.

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Macroscopic and large scale phenomena

The summer school Macroscopic and large scale phenomena: coarse graining, mean field limits and ergodicity will be held at the University of Twente, from 18 to 22 June, 2012.

Following the successful 2010 Winter School held at University of Twente, this NDNS+ summer school concerns large scale phenomena and reductions in dynamical systems. The topics covered within this broad area are ergodic theory (an introduction by Evgeny Verbitskiy), mean field limits (François Golse) and dynamic aspects of gamma-convergence (Alexander Mielke & Lucia Scardia). The lectures will be complemented by guided problem sessions.

The school is intended for Ph.D. students and advanced M.Sc. students alike. Early registration ends May 15 and costs 450 Euro, including 4-day lodging and all meals. Participants can also register May 16-31 for a fee of 500 Euro (also including 4-day lodging and all meals).

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Upscaling techniques and homogenization

A course on Upscaling techniques and homogenization from 14th to 18th November 2011 is offered by the JM Burgers Research School. The course will be organized at the Eindhoven University of Technology and is addressed to PhD students and postdoctoral researchers working on fluid-mechanics, chemical and mechanical engineering as well as geo-sciences, informatics or mathematics.

Advanced Topics in Bifurcation Analysis

The summer school Advanced Topics in Numerical and Computational Bifurcation Analysis takes place 13-19 June 2011 at the DTU, Copenhagen, Denmark

Lectures on the Beauty of Mathematics

The Annual Spring Festival of 3TU AMI Enjoyable Lectures on the Beauty of Mathematics takes place at TU Eindhoven in the “Zwarte Doos” on 9 May 2011Poster and Registration.

Master courses

NDNS+ is responsible for the (applied) analysis courses in nationwide collaboration on Master courses in Mathematics: MasterMath.

In 2011/12 the courses are

In 2012/13 the courses are

  • Functional analysis (fall 2012)
  • Dynamical systems (fall 2012)
  • Partial differential equations (spring 2013)
  • Fourier analysis (spring 2013)
  • Asymptotic methods (spring 2013)

Apart from these MasterMath courses, each year NDNS+ offers an advanced course in the Dutch Research School WONDER. In fall 2012 this will be

  • Nonlinear evolution equations (fall 2012)

Since there are many connections between dynamical systems and stochastics, it is also worthwhile having a look at the courses in the Stochastics programme (Amsterdam, Utrecht, Leiden).