DFG-Sonderforschungsbereich 555 "Komplexe Nichtlineare Prozesse"

Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Max-Delbrück-Centrum für molekulare Medizin Berlin, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Technische Universität Berlin

"Complex Nonlinear Processes in Chemistry and Biology"

Honorary Chairman: Gerhard Ertl

Organizers:M. Bär, H. Engel, M. Falcke, M. Hauser, A. S. Mikhailov, P. Plath, H. Stark
Address:Richard-Willstätter-Haus, Faradayweg 10, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem. (Click here for a description how to get there.)

For information please contact Oliver Rudzick, Tel. (030) 8413 5300, rudzick@fhi-berlin.mpg.de.

[This is the old program from SS 2009. The current program and contact information can be found here.]

24 April 2009, 16:00

Sten Rüdiger (Institut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Modeling the dynamics of IP3 receptor channels [Abstract]

15 May 2009, 16:00

Santiago Gil (Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin)
Complex self-organized dynamics in oscillator networks and methods of its control [Abstract]

19 June 2009, 16:00

Matthew Downton (Institut für Theoretische Physik,Technische Universität Berlin)
Synchronization of rotating elastic filaments through hydrodynamic interactions [Abstract]

26 June 2009, 16:00

Jerzy Górecki (Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Science)
Information processing with a chemical reaction-diffusion medium [Abstract]

10 July 2009, 16:00

Christian Kleiber (Universität Basel, Switzerland)
Majorization and the Lorenz order

The partial order of majorization permeates applied mathematics, statistics and various fields of application. It suggests comparing two given vectors, for example representing the incomes of two populations, by comparing the partial sums of their ordered entries. A slight generalization, the Lorenz order, also figures prominently in inequality measurement, where the Lorenz curve is used for visualizing and ranking income distributions. This talk surveys various applications of majorization and the Lorenz order, among them inequality measurement and related problems in economics, Condorcet jury theorems in political science, statistical distribution theory, and possibly even the physical sciences.

17 July 2009, 15:00

Makoto Iima (Laboratory of Nonlinear Studies and Computation, RIES, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan)
Hydrodynamical study of flapping models [Abstract]

17 July 2009, 16:15

Ernesto Nicola (Max-Planck-Institut für Physik Komplexer Systeme, Dresden)
How do cells break their symmetry? A reaction-diffusion model for cell polarization

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