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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

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 EPS Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Prize award session Krakow 6th September 2017

Click here for pictures from the award ceremony

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Winners of the 2017 Prizes of the EPS-SNPD

The Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division (SNPD) of the European Physical Society (EPS) is happy to announce the winners of the 2017 prizes:

The EPS Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Prize  2017 is awarded toPeter GrassbergerItamar Procaccia

  •  Peter Grassberger, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany, " for his seminal contributions to nonlinear physics, in particular for the development of the Grassberger-Procaccia algorithm to analyse nonlinear chaotic time series, and the development of highly innovative numerical simulation techniques for complex phenomena such as directed percolation, the dynamics of chain polymers, epidemic spreading, and transient chaos." 
  •  Itamar Procaccia, Weizmann Institute Rehovot, Israel, " for his seminal contributions to nonlinear physics, in particular for the development of the Grassberger-Procaccia algorithm to analyse nonlinear chaotic time series, and the development of power-
    ful theoretical approaches to describe complex phenomena such as multifractals, diffusion-limited aggregation, anisotropic turbulence and drag reduction in turbulent flows."

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The EPS-SNPD Early Career Prize 2017 is awarded toLaura FoiniEdgar Roldan

  •  Laura Foini, Ecole Normale SupĂ©rieure Paris, France,  " for her oustanding research contributions in the field of glassy system  and nonequilbrium dynamics of isolated quantum systems."
  •  Edgar Roldan, Max-Planck-Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany,  " for his outstanding research contributions at the interface of stochastic thermodynamics and biophysics." 

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The prize award ceremony took place during the conference of the Statistical and
Nonlinear Physics Division in Krakow 4-8 September 2017.
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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

New prizes of EPS-SNPD   

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. News: The 2017 prize has been awarded to Peter Grassberger and Itamar Procaccia.  More details

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. News: The 2017 prize has been awarded to Laura Foini and Edgar Roldan.  More details

The deadline for nominations of the 2017 prizes was 15 June 2017. The board of SNPD would like to thank the scientific community for the large number of high quality nominations received for both prizes.

The prizes were awarded during a special EPS session at the XXX Anniversary Smoluchowski Symposium/1st EPS conference on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics 4-8 September 2017 in Krakow.

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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
Joint DPG & EPS condensed matter spring meeting, Berlin (6000 participants expected)
11 March 2018

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Paul Manneville
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Stefano Ruffo
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Raul Toral
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