Invited Speakers

  • Rafi Blumenfeld, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, and Imperial College London

Granular statistical mechanics – Status report and future directions

  • Nicholas Buchler, Duke University

Marching to the cell cycle drum beat: Entrainment of a genetic oscillator in yeast

  • Dmitri Chklovskii, Simons Center for Data Analysis

Derivation of neural circuits from the similarity matching principle

  • Jim Crutchfield, UC, Davis

Demon Dynamics: Deterministic Chaos, the Szilard Map, and the Intelligence of Thermodynamic Systems

  • Lucas Goehring, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization

Watching paint dry: The dynamics of charged colloidal particles

  • Rudy Horne, Morehouse University

Parity-Time (PT) Symmetric systems: An analysis of dimer and trimer models

  • Sui Huang, Institute for Systems Biology (Seattle)

Cell fate commitment as high-dimensional critical state transition revealed by single-cell resolution gene expression analysis in cell populations

  • Eleni Katifori, University of Pennsylvania

Emerging hierarchies in biological distribution networks

  • Daphne Klotsa, UNC, Chapel Hill

Spheres form strings and a swimmer from a spring

  • Herbie Levine, Rice University

Phenotypic transitions en route to metastatic cancer

  • Xiaoming Mao, University of Michigan

Mechanical instabilities at finite temperature

  • Adilson Motter, Northwestern University

Optimization of Network Dynamics: Attributes and Artifacts

  • Katie Newhall, UNC, Chapel Hill

The Causes of Metastability and Their Effects on Transition Times

  • Lou Pecora, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

 Finding and Forming Synchronized Clusters in Complex Networks of Oscillators Using Symmetries

  • Shane Ross, Virginia Tech

Escape from potential wells in multi-dimensional systems: experiments and partial control

  • Mark Shattuck, City College of New York

Statistics of frictional families of particles: experiment and simulation

  • Mary Silber, Northwestern University and University of Chicago

Pattern Formation in the Drylands: Self Organization in Semi-Arid Ecosystems


Time slots for invited talks are 30+5 minutes.

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