Nordita, Stockholm, Sweden
Organizing and Scientific Committee
- Christian Beck (chair) (QMUL London)
- Guido Caldarelli (Lucca)
- Leticia Cugliandolo (Paris VI)
- Ewa Gudowska-Nowak (Krakow)
- Holger Kantz (MPI Dresden)
- Paul Manneville (Palaiseau)
- Stefano Ruffo (SISSA Trieste)
- Raul Toral (IFISC Palma)
The above team of organizers is identical with the current Board of the
Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division (SNPD) of
EPS (the European Physical Society).
This will be the 2nd
conference of the EPS Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division, connected with
the award of the EPS Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Prize.
The previous conference, where the prize was awarded for the first time, was in Krakow in 2017.
For informal enquiries about this joint EPS-Nordita conference, contact the chair, Prof. Christian Beck (email@example.com)
Statistical mechanics provides a universal formalism to understand the behavior of a variety of complex
systems on a variety of spatio-temporal scales. This conference will deal with a selection of the most recent developments and cutting edge scientific research topics within the general area of
nonequilibrium statistical physics, stochastic modelling, complex networks, nonlinear dynamical systems,
chaos and turbulence, disordered quantum systems and spin glasses,
phase transitions and critical phenomena, and interdisciplinary applications
in physics, biology, economics, and the social sciences.
There will be ample opportunity for informal discussions and interdisciplinary interaction between people from different
scientific backgrounds within the broad area of statistical and nonlinear physics.
The conference will include
a number of topical areas that represent
major recent developments in the field, such as recent progress in stochastic thermodynamics,
fluctuation theorems, non-equilibrium systems and entropy production, small complex systems, quantum thermodynamics, billiards and deterministic diffusion,
anomalous diffusion processes, superstatistical processes, large deviation theory, long-range
interactions, extreme events, multiplex and multilayer complex networks, time-evolving complex networks and their applications. The plan is to allow for a fruitful exchange of ideas between different
subject areas. Possible adoption and further refinement of useful techniques of
statistical physics in an interdisciplinary setting will be a major goal.
In addition there will also be a special symposium session on a more applied topic: For 2019 we
have chosen the topic "Statistical Physics of Power Grids", an area in which many people have recently started
to work in, and where statistical physics methods can be very usefully applied to
better understand the effect of renewables and trading in present and future power grids.
Confirmed Invited Speakers
Erik Aurell, Stockholm
A-Laszlo Barabasi, Boston
Debra Bernhardt, Queensland
Ginestra Bianconi, London
Leonid Bunimovich, Atlanta
Gavin Crooks, Berkeley
Thierry Dauxois, Lyon
Bernard Derrida, Paris
Andrea Gabrielli, Rome
Peter Haenggi, Augsburg
Chris Jarzynski, Maryland
Kimmo Kaski, Aalto
Katja Lindenberg, San Diego
Robert MacKay, Warwick
Michael Mackey, Montreal
Christian Maes, Leuven
Peter McClintock, Lancaster
Ralf Metzler, Potsdam
David Mukamel, Rehovot
Juan Parrondo, Madrid
M. Angeles Serrano, Barcelona
Christian van den Broeck, Hasselt
Aleksander Weron, Wroclaw
EPS Statistical and Nonlinear Physics prize award session
This prestiguous prize of the EPS Statistical Nonlinear Physics Division was created and awarded
for the first time in 2017. It is given out every 2 years. The 2019 prize will be awarded during the conference in Stockholm.
There will be 4 prize winners, 2 for the senior prize and 2 for the junior prize.
Prize winners will be selected by the selection Committee in early February 2019, in
consultation with the scientific community. The
call for nominations is open now (deadline 31 January 2019).
In 2017 the two senior prize winners were Itamar Procaccia and Peter Grassberger.
The two junior ones were Laura Foini and Edgar Roldan.
More information can be found at the website of the
Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division (EPS-SNPD).
Special applied symposium: Statistical Physics of Power Grids
The invited speakers for this special 2-hour session
on the statistics of frequency fluctuations in the power grid, with particular emphasis on
statistical physics methods for renewables (wind and solar), demand response, storage and transmission will be
Martin Greiner (Aarhus), Benjamin Schaefer (Dresden), Simona Olmi (ISC), Joachim Peinke (Oldenburg).
Further symposia on special topics
Depending on interests of participants, there is the possibility to organise further 2-hour
mini-symposia on topics of particular interest. Please contact the conference chair with suggestions.
Participation of PhD students and young postdocs is strongly
encouraged. We plan that also some young people at the beginning of their career
will be given the chance of a short oral presentation (to be selected out of the poster contributions).
Young scientists also have the possibility to apply for some limited financial support from EPS. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org explaining your circumstances.
EPS Young Minds
provides a few bursaries to students to attend this conference.
Conference Fee (if paid before 7 February 2019)
Regular participant: 400 Euro
EPS member: 300 Euro
PhD student or young postdoc (<2 years from PhD): 250 Euro
PhD student or young postdoc that is EPS member: 200 Euro
Please pay the conference fee by bank transfer to:
Bank name: BNP PARIBAS Alsace Franche Comte
Account holder: European Physical Society
IBAN: FR76 3000 4004 4000 0100 5837 476,
Please quote your name and the reference SPCS19 Stockholm.
To benefit from the reduced EPS conference fee, there is the possibility to
become an EPS member.
Registration and abstract submission
To register for this conference, please fill in and submit the application form on the left panel.
After receiving a confirmation message from the organisers, you may
upload an abstract
of your poster or talk contribution at the
If you don't have an account yet on the EasyChair website, just create one at the above link.
The abstract should be no longer than half a page.
If possible please provide us with the LaTeX source file of your abstract (preferred) or alternatively, PDF.
25 January 2019: Abstract submission deadline (if you wish to be considered for a contributed talk)
31 January 2019: Notification if your submission could be accepted as a talk (if not it will be a poster)
07 February 2019: Last day of early bird rate of registration fee
After this date, you can still register (and submit an abstract) but the conference fee will be slightly higher
06 May 2019: Arrival day
07 May 2019, 9am: Start of conference
11 May 2019, 1pm: End of conference
Nordita can provide a limited number of rooms and apartments in the Stockholm apartment hotel BizApartments.
If you are interested in this accomodation, please indicate when registering for the conference.