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CRM > English > Activities > Curs 2015-2016 > Intensive Research Programme on Advances in Nonsmooth Dynamics
Intensive Research Programme on Advances in Nonsmooth Dynamics
General information 



February to April 2016 

How to particip​​ate:

By invitation
By registering to the scientific events (below)

To help plan your visit please consult the Participant's page​ ​




This program will take stock of recent advances in Nonsmooth Dynamics and where the field is going. As a general theory of how switches, impacts, and other discontinuities affect dynamical systems, Nonsmooth Dynamics has always been strongly informed by applications. By bringing theoretical and practical insights together at a time of rapidly growing interest, we will try to solve some major outstanding problems in an intensive but open forum.

The Foundations theme will discuss fundamental theory, from its basic assumptions, to breakthroughs in bifurcation theory and novel behaviour at singularities. Particular attention will be paid to how these impact existing and future numerical methods, focussing on the open challenges in developing a theory of nonsmooth dynamics that is fully relevant to real world systems.

The New Directions theme we will bring together many applications and models, solving specific problems and at the same time seeking common methods and ideas. We will ask how nonsmooth dynamics can best contribute to forming new and better models of real world dynamics. There will be no restriction on the applications of interest, but they will certainly include climate, economics, life sciences, networks, chemical reactions, mechanics of rigid bodies, and control electronics.

Organizing Commitee



Mi​​ke Jeffrey

University of Bristol

Alessandro Colombo

Politecnico di Milano

J. Tomás Lázaro

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Josep M. Olm

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Scientific Commitee



Bernard ​Brogliato

INRIA Grenoble

Jaume Llibre Saló

Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona

Tere Martínez-Seara

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Gerard Olivar Tost

Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Petri Piiroinen

National University of Ireland Galway

Enrique Ponce Núñez

Universidad de Sevilla

Marco Antonio Teixeira

Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Nathan van de Wouw

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

​Scientific events  



Conference on "Open Problems in Nonsmooth Dynamics​"​,  February 1 to 5, 2016

Workshop on Climate Modeling, March 30 to April 1, 2016 

Advanced Course on "Piecewise Smooth Dynamical Systems" ​​​, April 11 to 15, 2016​

Summary Session on "Nonsmooth Dynamics, the way forward" ​ 25-29 April, 2016

Invited researchers



Kamila da SilvaAndradeUniversidade Estadual de Campinas02/03/201609/03/2016
ViktorAvrutinUniversität Stuttgart01/02/201620/02/2016
VictoriaBoothUniversity of Michigan22/02/201626/02/2016
ElenaBossoliniTechnical University of Denmark01/02/201629/04/2016
ChrisBuddUniversity of Bath
ClaudioBuzziUniversidade Estadual Paulista27/03/201629/04/2016
Juan AndresCastilloUniversidad de Sonora30/01/201613/02/2016
AlanChampneysUniversity of Bristol18/04/201622/04/2016
DavidChillingworthUniversity of Southampton31/01/201620/02/2016
DavidChillingworthUniversity of Southampton06/03/201618/03/2016
AlessandroColomboPolitecnico di Milano01/02/201604/04/2016
Joao CarlosDa Rocha MedradoUniversidade Federal de Goiás05/04/201630/04/2016
Paulo Ricardoda SilvaUniversidade Estadual Paulista28/03/201629/04/2016
Tiagode CarvalhoUniversidade Estadual Paulista21/03/201613/04/2016
GianneDerksUniversity of Surrey15/02/201627/02/2016
ManuelDominguez-PumarUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya16/02/201616/04/2016
RoderickEdwardsUniversity of Victoria24/04/201601/05/2016
AbdelaliEl AroudiUniversitat Rovira i Virgili01/02/201619/03/2016
CinziaEliaUniversità degli Studi di Bari25/04/201629/04/2016
PaulGlendinningUniversity of Manchester31/01/201620/02/2016
PaulGlendinningUniversity of Manchester27/03/201630/04/2016
AntoniGuillamonUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya01/02/201630/03/2016
ErnstHairerUniversité de Genève21/02/201625/02/2016
MakotoHayashiNihon University03/03/201610/03/2016
KaitlinHill Northwestern University26/03/201604/04/2016
Stephen JohnHoganUniversity of Bristol08/03/201611/03/2016
MikeJeffreyUniversity of Bristol28/01/201601/05/2016
GeorgiosKafanasUniversity of Bristol07/03/201618/03/2016
PiotrKowalczykManchester Metropolitan University08/02/201612/02/2016
Otavio M.L.Universidade Estadual de Campinas11/04/201629/04/2016
José TomásLázaroUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya01/02/201630/04/2016
JulieLeifeldUniversity of Minnesota28/03/201602/04/2016
GrzegorzLitakLublin University of Technology06/03/201612/03/2016
JaumeLlibreUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona01/02/201630/04/2016
TereMartínez-SearaUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya01/02/201630/04/2016
IngridMezaUniversidade de São Paulo20/04/201629/04/2016
UmbertoMontanaroUniversità degli Studi di Napoli Federico II11/04/201615/04/2016
ArneNordmarkKTH Mechanics18/04/201623/04/2016
Douglas DuarteNovaesUniversidade Estadual de Campinas01/02/201629/04/2016
GerardOlivarUniversidad Nacional de Colombia30/01/201602/05/2016
Josep M.OlmUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya01/02/201629/04/2016
PetriPiiroinenNational University of Ireland Galway01/02/201605/02/2016
PetriPiiroinenNational University of Ireland Galway25/04/201629/04/2016
Sofia HelenaPiltzOxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathem.22/02/201604/03/2016
EnriquePonceUniversidad de Sevilla11/04/201615/04/2016
ThibautPutelatLaboratoire de Mécanique des Solides, E. Polytech.01/02/201612/02/2016
ThibautPutelatLaboratoire de Mécanique des Solides, E. Polytech.18/04/201629/04/2016
DavidSimpsonMassey University01/02/201604/03/2016
AnneSkeldonUniversity of Surrey21/02/201627/02/2016
EoghanStauntonNational University of Ireland Galway01/02/201614/02/2016
EoghanStauntonNational University of Ireland Galway11/04/201630/04/2016
Marco AntonioTeixeiraUniversidade Estadual de Campinas18/04/201629/04/2016
VadimUtkinThe Ohio State University07/03/201619/03/2016
PeterVarkonyiBudapest University of Technology and Economics18/04/201622/04/2016
FernandoVerduzcoUniversidad de Sonora09/04/201625/04/2016
SimonWebberUniversity of Bristol01/02/201610/02/2016
MarianWiercigrochUniversity of Aberdeen01/02/201606/02/2016


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