International Workshop on
Complexity in Periodically Structured Systems

August 30 - September 3, 2010

Scientific coordinators:
Cornelia Denz (Universität Münster, Germany)
Gian-Luca Oppo (University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom)
Jan-Michael Rost (Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme, Dresden, Germany)

Katrin Lantsch (Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme, Dresden, Germany)

Spontaneous generation of periodic and aperiodic structures in spatially extended nonlinear systems has been a centerpiece of research in complex systems for a long time. Nowadays, however, technology and sophisticate experiments are capable to generate periodic structures over a wide range of spatial scales. The interaction of nonlinear media with the background structure leads to the formation of super-structures, localization of energy and controllable disorder.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together theory, simulation and experiments of complex systems with periodic background structures. The workshop aims to bridge the gap between cold atom scientists on one side, and photonics as well as solid state researchers on the other.

List of invited speakers:
S. Aitchison (Canada), S. Aubry (France), A. Bishop (USA), R. Boyd (USA), C. Conti (Italy), C. Fort (Italy), D. Gomila (Spain), Y. Kivshar (Australia), V. Konotop (Portugal), R. Livi (Italy), S. Longhi (Italy), B. Malomed (Israel), M. Oberthaler (Germany), M. Salerno (Italy), K. Sengstock (Germany), Y. Silberberg (Israel), D. Skryabin (United Kingdom), G. Stegeman (USA), A. Sukhorukov (Australia), M. Weitz (Germany)

Application for participation and poster contributions are welcome and should be made by using the application form on the event's web page. The number of attendees is limited. The registration fee for the workshop is 100 Euro and should be paid by all participants. Costs for accommodation and meals will be covered by the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems. Limited funding is available to partially cover travel expenses. Please note that childcare is available upon request.

Deadline for registration is June 30, 2010.

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