Complex Systems Summer Schools

Paul Brault paul at
Mon Dec 24 15:37:10 EST 2001

This is an updated announcement, including partial faculty lists.
Application deadline is January 18, 2002.


Santa Fe School: June 9 to July 6, 2002 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Budapest School: July 8 to August 2, 2002 in Budapest, Hungary

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.  No tuition is charged.  Some support for housing and
travel expenses is also available.

Week one will consist of an 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.  (Prior to week one there may be an optional intensive
two-day math review.)

Weeks two and three will consist of lectures on current research in
complex systems. Week four will be devoted to completion and
presentation of student projects.


Director:   Melanie Mitchell, Santa Fe Institute
Location: Held at the campus of St. John’s College.
  Administered by the Santa Fe Institute.

Topics Include:
-- Foundations of Complex Systems (including nonlinear dynamics,
   and computation theory, and evolution and adaptation)
--  Adaptive Computation
--  Network Structure and Dynamics
--  Cultural Evolution
--  Immunology and Distributed Autonomous Systems
--  Robustness in Biological Systems

Santa Fe Faculty (partial list):

Samuel Bowles, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Santa Fe
Elizabeth Bradley, University of Colorado, Boulder
Thomas Carter, California State University, Stanislaus
James Crutchfield, Santa Fe Institute
Rob DeBoer, University of Utrecht
Herbert Gintis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Thomas Kepler, Santa Fe Institute
David Krakauer, Institute for Advanced Study and Santa Fe Institute
Melanie Mitchell, Santa Fe Institute
Mark Newman, Santa Fe Institute
Michael North, Argonne National Laboratory
John Pepper, Santa Fe Institute
Alan Perelson, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Santa Fe Institute
Jonathan Shapiro, University of Manchester
Andreas Wagner, University of New Mexico


Directors: John Pepper, Santa Fe Institute, and Imre Kondor, Eötvös
Location: Held at the campus of Eötvös Loránd University.
   Administered by Central European University and the Santa Fe

Topics include:
-- Foundations of Complex Systems (including nonlinear dynamics,
    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

Budapest Faculty (partial list):

Chris Adami, California Institute of Technology, USA
Albert-László Barabási, University of Notre Dame, USA
James Crutchfield, Santa Fe Institute
Jean-Louis Deneubourg, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
George Gumerman, University of Arizona, USA
Dirk Helbing, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Tom Kepler, Santa Fe Institute, USA
Imre Kondor, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Cristopher Moore, University of New Mexico, USA
Béla Novák, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary
Beáta Oborny, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
John Pepper, Santa Fe Institute, USA
Jonathan Shapiro, University of Manchester, UK
Gábor Vattay, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Tamás Vicsek, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Geoffrey West, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Andy Wuensche, Santa Fe Institute and Discrete Dynamics Inc., USA


To apply online:

To apply via postal mail:  Provide a current resume with publications
list (if any), statement of current research interests, comments about
why you want to attend the school, and two letters of recommendation
from scientists who know your work.  Include your e-mail address and fax
number.  Specify which school you want to attend (or which is your first
choice if you are willing to attend either).  Specify whether you wish
to apply for a travel scholarship.  (This will not influence our
decision on your application.) Please do not bind your application in
any manner.  Send only complete application packages by postal mail to:

   Summer Schools
   MS  NG
   Santa Fe Institute
   1399 Hyde Park Road
   Santa Fe, NM 87501 USA

DEADLINE:  Applications must be postmarked or electronically submitted
no later than January 18, 2002.

Women, minorities, and students from developing countries are especially
encouraged to apply.

For further information about the 2002 Complex Systems Summer Schools,
please visit, or e-mail us at:
summerschool at

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