International Workshop on

Physics of Information and Synchronization in Stochastic Dynamics

Workshop: April 1 - 5, 2001

Registration: The conference bureau opens Sunday, April 1st at 12.00!

breakfast: 7:30 - 9:00
lunch:     12:00 - 13:00
dinner:    18:00 - 19:00

Sunday, April 1st
13:50 - 14:00

Opening: L. Schimansky-Geier (Berlin)

14:00 - 15:30

W. Ebeling (Berlin)
Entropy and Predictability of Dynamical Systems and Time Series

P. Gaspard (Bruessels)
The characterization of noisy systems: eigen-rates and entropes per unit time

H. Kantz (Dresden)
Time scale seperation: When fast degrees of freedom act like random noise

16:00 - 17:00

A. Bulsara (San Diego)
Nonlinear Behaviour in a Noisy Dynamical System near a Bifurcation

M. Rubi (Barcelona)
Mechanisms for noise suppression in nonequilibrium systems


Conference Dinner

Monday, April 2nd
9:00 - 10:30

L. Callenbach (Augsburg)
Noise Induced Phase Synchronization in Dynamical Systems

J. Freund (Berlin)
Phase Synchronization in Stochastic Systems

M. Rosenblum (Potsdam)
Phase synchronization approach to data analysis

11:30 - 12:00

S. Bezrukov (Bethesda)
Amplifying 'Under-kT' Signals with Voltage-Dependent Ion Channels.

I. Goychuk (Kiev)
Information Transfer and Stochastic Resonance in Biological Ion Channels

14:00 - 15:30

M. Hasler (Lausanne)
Qualitative Resonance of Chaotic Systems for Signal Recognition

Y.-C. Lai (Arizona)
Super-persistent Chaotic Transients

U. Parlitz (Göttingen)
Signals and Synchronization

16:30 - 17:30

Lecture of the Martin-Gutzwiller-Fellow of the MPIPKS Dresden
R. Prange (Dresden)
"Special Eigenstates in Quantum Chaos"

Tuesday, April 3rd
9:00 - 10:30

N. Stocks (Warwick)
Information Transmission in Parallel Threshold Arrays

A. Longtin (Ottawa)
Information Transfer in Noisy Neurons: Effect of Correlated Firing and Feedback

A. Neiman (St. Louis)
Stochastic Nonlinear Dynamics in the Electrosensory System of Paddlefish

11:00 - 12:00

F. Moss (St. Louis)
Complexity and Simplicity in Paddlefish Electroreceptors and Crayfish Mechanoreceptors

P. Jung (Ohio)
Stochastic Synchronization: Phase Domains and Defect Lines in Arrays of Excitable Neurons

14:00 - 15:30

A. Pikovski (Potsdam)
System Size Resonance

B. Blasius (Tel Aviv)
Phase synchronization and disorder induced patterns in spatially extended ecological systems

M. Diestelhorst (Halle)
Stochastic Resonance and Ferroelectric Domain Switching in Triglycine Sulfat

16:00 - 18:00

Oral Presentations of Posters: chairman P. Hänggi (Augsburg)

20:00 - 22:00

Poster Session and Wine

Wednesday, April 4th
9:00 - 10:30

J. Luczka (Katowice)
Coupled Phase Oscillators Driven by Dichotomic Fluctuations

C. van den Broeck (Limburgs)
Synchronization in Parametric Oscillators

V. Anishchenko (Saratov)
Synchronization Effects in Chains of Coupled Nonlinear Oscillators in the Presence of External Regular and Noisy Forcing

11:00 - 12:00

P. Reimann (Augsburg)
Diffusion in the Tilted Washboard: Enhancement, Universality, and Scaling

F. Marchesoni (Camerino)
Transport in Bistable Strings

12:00 - 12:10

Closing: J. Kurths (Potsdam)

poisisd 2001-02-22