Phase space analysis in complex systems - From quantum dynamics to turbulent flows

We regret to announce that the workshop has to be canceled due to the corona virus situation.

International Focus Workshop
7 - 9 April 2020

The focus of this workshop is on the current state of
phase space analysis in complex nonlinear systems
applied to transitional and turbulent flows, active
living matter and quantum systems. The meeting
is held in memoriam of Prof. Bruno Eckhardt,
whose pioneering work over the past decades has
led to significant developments in this field.

Topics include

  • Periodic orbit theory
  • Chaotic repellors and strange saddles
  • Simple quantum systems
  • Synchronization phenomena
  • Front propagation
  • Patterns in active living matter
  • Transition to turbulence
  • Edge states in simple shear flows
  • Exact coherent states
  • Fluid turbulence
  • Turbulent convection
  • Turbulent superstructures

Invited speakers

Mahesh M. Bandi (JP)
Eberhard Bodenschatz (DE)
Guido Boffetta (IT)
Predrag Cvitanović (US)
Charles R. Doering (US)
Michael D. Graham (US)
Björn Hof (AT)
Rich Kerswell (UK)
Daniel Lathrop (US)
Peter Lenz (DE)
Moritz Linkmann (DE)
Detlef Lohse (NL)
Valerio Lucarini (UK)
Beverley J. McKeon (US)
Bernhard Mehlig (SE)
Jeff Moehlis (US)
Alexander Morozov (UK)
Arkady Pikovsky (DE)
Itamar Procaccia (IL)
Katepalli R. Sreenivasan (US)
Tamás Tél (HU)
Laurette Tuckerman (FR)
Holger Waalkens (NL)
Jakub Zakrzewski (PL)
Walter Zimmermann (DE)

Scientific Coordinators

Jörg Schumacher
(Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany)

Tobias Schneider
(EPFL STI IGM ECPS, Lausanne, Switzerland)


Mandy Lochar
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)


The call for applications is closed.

The number of attendees is limited. The registration fee for the international focus workshop is 140€ 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.

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Scientific Program

The scientific program of the workshop will be available in March 2020.

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