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Divisions: Statistical And Nonlinear Physics Division
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Partnerships


Welcome to the web pages of the Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division (SNPD). The SNPD is a division of the European Physical Society (EPS) that represents and provides a forum for scientists interested in statistical and nonlinear physics, complex systems and interdisciplinary applications (pictures courtesy of P. Manneville and A.-L. Barabasi).

List of Board members of SNPD

Aims

The objective of the Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division (SNPD) is the advancement of research in statistical and nonlinear physics, the dissemination of key results in this area to the general public, and the promotion and coordination of interdisciplinary research. More specifically, the SNPD aims to form an umbrella organization for coordination of research in statistical physics, nonlinear physics, complex systems and interdisciplinary applications and

  • to promote studies and dissemination in this general research area
  • to facilitate contacts between members
  • to encourage collaboration and exchange of knowledge between different disciplines
  • to stimulate the interest of young scientists in the field of statistical physics, nonlinear physics, and complex systems
  • to organize and support conferences and workshops
  • to maintain contacts with related divisions within EPS
  • to communicate with similar organizations worldwide

Areas of research

Research areas represented by the division include (but are not restricted to)

  • nonequilibrium statistical physics .
  • complex networks
  • nonlinear dynamical system
  • chaos and turbulence
  • stochastic modelling
  • spin glasses and disordered quantum systems
  • pattern formation
  • long-range interacting systems
  • phase transitions and critical phenomena
  • interdisciplinary applications in physics, biology, economics, and social sciences

Conference highlights

  • Statphys26 took place in Lyon on 18-22 July 2016 and was sponsored by EPS as a Europhysics conference. The board of SNPD had its annual board meeting in Lyon on the occasion of Statphys26. The SNPD also hosted an honorary dinner for the new Boltzmann medalists in Lyon.
  • Dynamics of Complex Systems was yet another Europhysics conference organized by the Division and this took place in Warwick 18-20 May 2016.
  • Dynamics Days 2016 (Corfu) was sponsored by EPS as well (6-10 June 2016).
  • Crossroads in Complex Systems: This Europhysics conference will take place 5-8 June 2017 at IFISC in Palma de Mallorca. There will be special session organized by the Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division (SNPD) of EPS.
  • SigmaPhi conference on Statistical Physics. This is supported by EPS as a Europhysics conference. There will also be a satellite summer school on New Trends in Statistical Physics for young researchers, organised by SNPD immediately before the conference.
  • 2017 sees the 100th anniversary of the life and work of Marian Smoluchowski (1872-1917). On this occasion the Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division co-organises the Anniversary Smoluchowski Symposium in Krakow (4-8 September 2017), which is supported as a Europhysics conference.

New prizes of EPS-SNPD  ---- Call for nominations 

1. EPS Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Prize The EPS Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Prize will be awarded by EPS for outstanding research contributions in the area of statistical physics, nonlinear physics, complex systems and complex networks. The prize winner will have made ground-breaking and agenda setting contributions for the development of this field. The prize can be shared by up to 3 persons. The prize consists of a medal and a cash sum. Prize winners can have any nationality.

2. EPS-SNPD Early Career Prize This prize will be awarded to an early career scientist (defined as having obtained his/her PhD less than 6 years ago at the time of nomination) who has made outstanding research contributions to an area of statistical physics, nonlinear physics, complex systems, or complex networks, as evidenced by a top quality and highly cited paper in an international journal. The prize can be shared by up to 2 persons. The prize consists of a medal and a cash sum. Prize winners can have any nationality.

We are asking for nominations of suitable candidates. Please submit your nomination  (1 page maximum + list of up to 6 key publications) by 15 June 2017 to the Chairman of SNPD, Prof. C. Beck (c.beck@qmul.ac.uk).

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Partnerships:  

The EPS Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division has an official partnership with the IOP Nonlinear and Complex Physics Group. We also collaborate with the Fachverband Dynamik and Statistische Physik of the DPG. The journal  EPL is published under the scientific responsibilty of EPS, with a large section on statistical physics and complex systems. The new Early Career Prize of EPS-SNPD is sponsored by EPL.

Board Members

 

Upcoming Events
Summer School on New Trends in Statistical Physics (sattelilte of SigmaPhi2017)
07 July 2017
International Conference on Statististical Physics (SigmaPhi2017)
10 July 2017
Fundamental Problems in Statistical Physics XIV
16 July 2017
36th Symposium on Dynamical Properties of Solids, Kracow
27 August 2017
Anniversary Smoluchowski Symposium on Statistical Physics, Krakow
04 September 2017
FisMat 2017, Trieste
01 October 2017

Board Member
Guido Caldarelli
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Leticia F. Cugliandolo
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Ewa Gudowska-Nowak
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Holger Kantz
Board Member
Paul Manneville
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Stefano Ruffo
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Raul Toral
Chair
Christian Beck

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