2002 Complex Systems Summer School Budapest

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2002 Complex Systems Summer School Budapest

July 8 to August 2, 2002, in Budapest, Hungary. Held at the campus of Eötvös Loránd University. Administered by Central European University and the Santa Fe Institute.

Co-Directors: John Pepper, Santa Fe Institute; Imre Kondor, Eötvös Loránd University; Jonathan Shapiro, University of Manchester; and Beáta Oborny, Eötvös Loránd University

General Description

An intensive introduction to complex behavior in mathematical, physical, living, and social systems for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the sciences and social sciences. Open to students in all countries. Students are expected to choose one school and attend the full four weeks.

Week 1 - Intensive series of lectures and laboratories introducing foundational ideas and tools of complex systems research. The topics will include nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation, statistical mechanics and stochastic processes, information theory and computation theory, adaptive computation, computer modeling tools, and specific applications of these core topics to various disciplines.

Weeks 2 and 3 - Lectures and panel discussions on current research in complex systems.

The topics this year are:

   * Foundations of Complex Systems (including nonlinear dynamics, information and computation theory, and evolution and adaptation)
   * Network Structure and Dynamics
   * Adaptation in Natural and Artificial Systems
   * Universal Scaling Laws in Biology
   * Collective Behavior and Self-organization

Week 4 - Completion and presentation of student projects.

We are grateful to the following agencies and organizations for their generous support, making CSSS 2002 possible:

Partial funding for the Santa Fe program is provided by the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Office of Naval Research. Support for the Budapest program is provided by the Santa Fe Institute, Central European University, Eötvös Loránd University, and the Collegium Budapest.