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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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Call for nominations for the 2019 EPS-SNPD prizes

We ask the scientific community for suggestions of suitable candidates for the following two prizes, which 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.


Please send your nominations to c.beck@qmul.ac.uk with the subject header "EPS-SNPD prize nomination", attaching a brief

description of the research contribution of the candidate (2 pages maximum, including a list of up to 6 key publications). Deadline for nominations for the 2019 prizes is 31 January 2019. The prize selection committee consists of the current board members of the Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division of EPS in consultation with external experts. Prizes will be awarded during the 2nd EPS-SNPD conference 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 (in 2017) were Peter Grassberger, Itamar Proccacia (EPS Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Prize) and Edgar Roldan, Laura Forni (EPS-SNPD Early Career prize). EPS Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Prize award session Krakow 6th September 2017 Click here for pictures from the previous award ceremony .Some further info on previous award: EPS Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Prize 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

Prizes:

Prizes of EPS-SNPD ---these are awarded 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. The 2017 prize was awarded to Peter Grassberger and Itamar Procaccia. The call for nominations for the 2019 prize is open now. Deadline for nominations is the 31 January 2019.

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 2017 prize was awarded to Laura Foini and Edgar Roldan. The call for nominations for the 2019 prize is open now. Deadline for nominations is the 31 January 2019.

For details of how to nominate suitable candidates, see top of this webpage.

The 2019 prizes will be awarded at the 2nd conference of EPS-SNPD at Nordita/Stockholm 7-11 May 2019.

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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
DGP spring meeting Regensburg
Sunday 31 March 2019
Statistical Physics of Complex Systems (SPCS2019)
Tuesday 7 May 2019
Statphys27 Buenos Aires
Monday 8 July 2019

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Ewa Gudowska-Nowak
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Holger Kantz
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Paul Manneville
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Stefano Ruffo
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Raul Toral
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Christian Beck

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