Extreme Waves

Moved from 2020 to 2021due to Covid-19.

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International Workshop
30 August - 03 September 2021

Oceanic rogue waves are large and unexpected surface water waves that are extremely dangerous, even to large ships such as ocean liners or submarines as well as to marine structures. They exist everywhere: on the surface of deep and shallow waters and even in the deep internal layers of the ocean. Similar waves on a much smaller scale in optical fibres are in many ways analogous to their larger counterparts of the oceanic scale. Extreme waves are presently an interdisciplinary research subject covering BEC, plasma waves and even quantum optics. Knowledge accumulated so far in this active research area may add new ideas on how extreme events of more general nature occur. The most recent findings and major concepts of extreme waves, which include rogue waves as well as exploding dissipative solitons, will be elaborated and discussed in this workshop.

Topics include

    • Extreme waves in the ocean
    • Optical rogue waves
    • Interdisciplinary approach to extreme waves
    • Mathematical description of extreme waves
    • Rogue wave prediction
    • Extreme waves in turbulent fields
    • Extreme waves in water tanks
    • Statistics of rogue waves
    • Extreme waves in shallow water
    • Exploding dissipative solitons

    Invited speakers

    Thomas Adcock (UK)
    Shalva Amiranashvili (DE)
    Uwe Bandelow (DE)
    Fabio Baronio (IT)
    Fabio Biancalana (UK)
    Elzbieta Bitner-Gregersen (NO)
    Maura Brunetti (CH)
    Svetlana Bugaichuk (UA)
    Matteo Conforti (FR)
    Orazio Descalzi (CL)
    Margarida Facão (PT)
    Mathias Fink (FR)
    Goëry Genty (FI)
    Norbert Hoffmann (DE)
    Bahram Jalali (US)
    Bertrand Kibler (FR)
    Kenichi Maruno (JP)
    Cristina Masoller (ES)
    Arnaud Mussot (FR)
    Alan Newell (US)
    Joachim Peinke (DE)
    Davide Pierangeli (IT)
    Michelle Sander (US)
    Paolo Santini (IT)
    Victor Shrira (UK)
    Alexey Slunyaev (RU)
    Pierre Suret (FR)
    Abdelmajid Taki (FR)
    Mustapha Tlidi (BE)
    Elena Tobisch (AT)
    Alessandro Toffoli (AU)
    Karsten Trulsen (NO)
    Ton van den Bremer (UK)
    Stefan Wabnitz (IT)
    Takuji Waseda (JP)

    Scientific Coordinators

    Nail Akhmediev
    Canberra, Australia

    Helmut Brand
    Bayreuth, Germany

    Amin Chabchoub
    Sydney, Australia


    Claudia Domaschke

    MPIPKS Dresden, Germany


    Poster [pdf-file]

    (original 2020 version)


    The application form will be re-opened in January 2021. The application deadline will be 15th May 2021.

    The number of attendees is limited. The registration fee for the international workshop is 140 Euro and should be paid by all participants. Costs for accommodation and meals will be covered by the Max Planck Institute. Limited funding is available to partially cover travel expenses.

    Scientific Program

    The scientific program of the workshop will be availale in July 2021.


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