Complex systems

Co-organized with the Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Course date

16 July - 10 August, 2001
Application deadline
15 February, 2001
Course Director(s): 

Imre Kondor

Collegium Budapest, Hungary

Melanie Mitchell

Santa Fe Institute, United States of America
Course Faculty: 

Patrick Hayden

University of Oxford, United Kingdom

András Kroo

Renyi Alfred Institute of Mathematics, Budapest, Hungary

Cristopher Moore

University of New Mexico, United States of America

Mark Newman

Santa Fe Institute, United States of America

Zoltan Racz

Eotvos Lorand University , Budapest, Hungary

Grzegorz Rozenberg

Leiden University, the Netherlands

Erik Schultes

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States of America

Peter Schuster

Vienna University, Austria

Hava Siegelmann

School of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

Eors Szathmary

Collegium Budapest, Hungary

Gabor Vattay

Physics of Complex Systems, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary

Tamas Vicsek

Eotvos Lorand University , Budapest, Hungary
Course objectives
The goal of the summer school is to provide an intensive introduction to the study of complex behavior in mathematical, physical, and living systems, with particular emphasis on mathematical and computational modelling techniques. The school presents the core concepts and techniques of complex systems, together with the work in progress of researchers applying these ideas to specific problems. This training is designed to provide a solid understanding of traditional disciplines combined with a new view of complexity. In this way the school is intended to attract, stimulate, and educate the best young scientists as they begin to define their own research programs.
Course level, target audience
Applications are solicited from graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in any discipline, but with some background in science and mathematics at least at the undergraduate level (including calculus and linear algebra). A review of relevant mathematics will be given at the beginning of the course. Women, minorities, and students from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply.
During the four weeks of the school, participants are introduced to the basic ideas and techniques central to research in complex systems. The school begins with a review of mathematics ranging from calculus and differential equations to probability and statistics.