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Divisions: Statistical And Nonlinear Physics Division
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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. Many thanks to Paul Manneville whose term as board member of EPS-SNPD ended in 2019.

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The following prizes of the Division are awarded by EPS every 2 years: 

1. EPS Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Prize The EPS Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Prize is 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 2 persons. The prize consists of a glass trophy and a cash sum. Prize winners can have any nationality.

2. EPS-SNPD Early Career Prize

This prize is 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 glass trophy and a cash sum. Prize winners can have any nationality.


The next prizes will be awarded in 2021. The prize selection committee consists of the current board members of the Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division of EPS in consultation with external experts. The 2019 prizes were awarded during the EPS conference "Statistical Physics of Complex Systems" at Nordita/Stockholm 7-11 May 2019. 

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History: The above prizes were created by EPS in 2017 and are awarded every 2 years.

The previous prize winners were:  2017---Peter Grassberger and Itamar Procaccia

                                                          2019---Sergio Ciliberto and Satya Majumdar

The early career prize went to Laura Foini, Edgar Roldan (2017), Karel Proesmans, Valentina Ros (2019) 

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Aims of the Division

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

Past conference highlights

Prizes: see top of page for EPS Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Prize 

Future conferences: See bottom of page

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Partnerships:

The EPS Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division has links 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. 

Board Members


Upcoming Events
NetSci conference Rome --postponed (to September 2020?)
Monday 6 July 2020
Sigma-Phi Conference on Statistical Physics
Monday 13 July 2020
Dynamics Days Nice (postponed to 2021)
Monday 24 August 2020
Fluctuations in Small Complex Systems, Venice
Sunday 4 October 2020
Complex System Conference CCS2020 Palma de Malloraca
Monday 19 October 2020

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

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