International Workshop on

Physics of Information and Synchronization in Stochastic Dynamics

Workshop: April 1 - 4, 2001

Scientific coordinators:
P. Hänggi J. Kurths L. Schimansky-Geier  
Universität Augsburg Universität Potsdam Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin  

The interplay of nonlinear dynamics and fluctuations in complex systems with applications in physics, chemistry, biophysics and stochastic computing is attracting rapidly growing interest in recent years. The characterization of the underlying physics then requires new measures of complexity. In this context the use of synchronization and information theoretic measures plays an increasingly prominent role. The goal of this workshop is to promote such original ideas among the practitioners of the various scientific disciplines and to work out the common groundworks for the understanding of the novel phenomena in these and related interdisciplinary fields. This workshop will hopefully stimulate vivid discussions how these concepts can effectively be applied to topics such as:

List of invited speakers:
V. S. Anishchenko (Saratov) P. Gaspard (Brussels) F. Moss (St. Louis)
S. Bezrukov (Bethesda) I. Goychuk (Kiev) A. Neiman (St. Louis)
B. Blasius (Tel Aviv) M. Hasler (Lausanne) U. Parlitz (Göttingen)
A. Bulsara (San Diego) P. Jung (Ohio) A. Pikovsky (Potsdam)
L. Callenbach (Augsburg) H. Kantz (Dresden) P. Reimann (Augsburg)
M. Diestelhorst (Halle) Y.-C. Lai (Arizona) J.W.C. Robinson (Stockholm)
W. Ebeling (Berlin) A. Longtin (Ottawa) M. Rosenblum (Potsdam)
J. A. Freund (Berlin) J. Luczka (Katowice) M. Rubi (Barcelona)
L. Gammaitoni (Perugia) F. Marchesoni (Camerino) C. Van den Broeck (Limburg)

Applications for participation should be sent to the address below. Application forms are available upon request or on the conference web page. The workshop's registration fee is DM 150. Costs for accommodation and meals will be covered by the Max Planck Institute. In exceptional cases, limited funding is available to partly cover travel expenses.

Deadline for applications is January 15, 2001.

For further information and application forms please contact:
Visitors Program
Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme,
Nöthnitzer Str. 38, D-01187 Dresden
Tel.: +49-351-871-2105 / Fax: +49-351-871-2199

Physics of Information and Synchronization in Stochastic Dynamics