16th Fall Seminar on Nonlinear Dynamics | University of Bayreuth | October 9-12, 2011

Department of Physics | Building NW II | Lecture Hall H17


This seminar will keep the tradition of the fall meetings of the German Nonlinear Science Community alive, an initiative established in 1995 during a Heraeus Seminar in Bad Honnef as a forum supporting discussions among renowned experts and young scientists.


new deadline for applications: Sunday, September 18


Scientific Committee

Helmut R. Brand, Thomas Fischer, Arthur Peeters, Ingo Rehberg,
Matthias Schmidt,  Matthias Weiss, and Walter Zimmermann

Invited speakers

  • Michael C. Cross (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA)
       Nonlinear Nanodynamics - Building better oscillators using nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation
       6th Lorenz Kramer Memorial Lecture (former lectures)
  • Dirk Aarts (University of Oxford, UK)
       Colloid-polymer mixtures in microfluidics channels: Flow instabilities at ultralow interfacial tension 
  • Agnes Buka (Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest, Hungary)
       Electrically driven patterns and flexoelectricity

  • Ulrich Gerland (LMU München, Germany)
       Heterogeneous timing as a bacterial gene regulation strategy

  • Hans J. Herrmann (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
       Fracturing Ranked Surfaces

  • Björn Hof (MPI Göttingen, Germany)
       The onset of turbulence in shear flows

  • Norbert Hoffmann (TU Hamburg-Harburg, Germany)
       Rogue waves in the Ocean

  • Holger Kantz (MPI Dresden, Germany)
       Extreme events: Statistics, dynamics, and statistical physics

  • Maurizio Nobili (Université de Montpellier 2, France)
       Colloids at fluid interfaces: Self-diffusion and curvature-induced forces

  • Stefan Odenbach (TU Dresden, Germany)
       Magnetic drug targeting - a fluid mechanics contribution to cancer therapy



Sunday, October 9, at 2:30 p. m.

Lectures on 'Introduction to Pattern Formation'

Michael C. Cross (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA)



The conference will start at 6.30 p. m. on Sunday, October 9, with a Welcome Party at the tavern Oskar (Maximilianstrasse 33, c.f. Map).

memorial_lecture_2011_tinyThe 6th Lorenz Kramer Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Michael C. Cross (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA) on Tuesday, October 11, in the afternoon (former lectures). The Department of Physics at the University of Bayreuth recognizes in this way the outstanding contributions of the late Professor Lorenz Kramer to the focus subject "Nonlinear Physics" at Bayreuth. The support of the Emil-Warburg foundation, which has received particular donations for this purpose, is gratefully acknowledged.

In the evening of Tuesday, we will have a dinner at a typical Franconian tavern.

The conference will end on Wednesday, October 12, at noon.



The meeting is supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) via Research unit Forschergruppe 608 and the Emil Warburg Stiftung.



Applications should be sent to nonlinear@uni-bayreuth.de immediately with the title and an abstract of the contribution. Please use this template file: abstract.doc. The new deadline for applications will be Sunday, September 18, 2011.

Please also let us know your traveling details, we shall make a hotel reservation for you. Limited funding for participants with accepted contributions, especially for young scientists, is available.

The hotels for the speakers and the participants are either close to the station or to the university.


Poster presentation

On Monday, October 10, we will have a short oral poster presentation in the afternoon.

On this occasion, every participant presenting a poster is asked to introduce her/his poster within 3 minutes or less. You can either use a transparency for the overhead projector or prepare a PDF-file or PPT-file for the video projector. In the latter case, you must send your file to the conference office nonlinear@uni-bayreuth.de before Sunday, October 9, 2011.





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