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CRM > English > Activities > Joint CRM-Imperial College School and Workshop in Complex Systems
Joint CRM-Imperial College School and Workshop in Complex Systems

List of participants  (last updated April 4th)

Workshop Programme (updated April 11th)


Dates: April 8 to 13, 2013
On Thursday afternoon the lecture will be held at the Sala Prat de la Riba, Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC), Carrer del Carme, 47 (Barcelona​). The other sessions will be held at the CRM.
The overall theme is the dynamics of complex systems, with an emphasis on emergent phenomena such as spatio-temporal patterns. Complex systems are characterized by different phenomena occurring at different time scales as well as different length scales. Specific mathematical techniques are available to analyze how phenomena occurring at one scale are related to phenomena at different scales. Typically, one moves from microscopic, through mesoscopic, to macroscopic levels of description. New interactions and new behaviors emerge at each level.
The course focuses on the introduction and application of the basic quantitative concepts and tools for studying complexity via lectures and problem-solving classes during the first days. This is achieved through group work on thematic topics. The last two days will focus on contemporary research areas with invited talks, contributed talks, posters and presentations from group work. Attendees are likely to learn as much from informal interaction with lecturers and seminar speakers as from the lectures themselves. We therefore ensure there will be amble time for interaction and ask for this reason all lecturers and seminar speakers to stay for the whole duration of the event.
The taught course in complexity science is aimed at postgraduate students and researchers within various fields of science (biology, geophysics, materials science, social science, mathematics, physics, etc.) who are interested in the area of complexity and who need introduction to the mathematical tools used to analyze complex systems.​
Marián Boguñá, Universitat de Barcelona
Percolation in Complex Networks
Kim Christensen, Imperial College London
Critical Phenomena and Percolation Theory
Henrik J. Jensen, Imperial College London
Dynamics of Complex Systems (intermittency, stability, etc.).​

Gunnar Pruessner, Imperial College London
Non-Equilibrium Phase Transitions, Field Theory and Self-Organised Criticality

M. Ángeles Serrano, Universitat de Barcelona
Complex Networks and Hidden Metric Spaces: Internet, Metabolic Networks

Stefan Thurner, Medical University of Vienna
Is there a world beyond Shannon? - Entropies for complex systems ​
Antonio Turiel, CSIC
Multifractal Formalism: from models for turbulent flows to applications in ocean remote sensing​
Scientific Committee
Albert Díaz Guilera, Universitat de Barcelona

Kim Christensen, Imperial College London
Henrik J. Jensen, Imperial College London
M. Ángeles Serrano, Universitat de Barcelona

Álvaro Corral, CRM
Tomás Alarcón, CRM

Registration includes: attendance to the lectures, documentation package, copy of the course notes, lunch tickets, social dinner, cultural activity, and coffee breaks.

Registration fee: 150 €

It is also possible to register only to the Workshop. In that case, please register by sending an email to 
Workshop registration fee: 40 € (only possible by sending an email to and making a bank transfer)

Deadline for registration and payment: March 18th, 2013

IMPORTANT: To register click on one of the baskets at the beginning or at the end of the page. ​ 

Grants (closed)

Lodging grants and registration grants are available for young researchers (master students, PhD students and young postdocs).
Awards are determined based on academic criteria and/or country of residence (giving special attention to advanced researchers from less favoured countries).
How to apply for a registration grant: Please send an email to Ms. Nuria Hernandez at with your CV attached (pdf file).
Contributed Talks and posters

If you wish to submit a talk or a poster (please indicate what) you will need to send the following information to Ms Núria Hernandez ( before March 8th: 
-A title and abstract of your presentation.
We will send you an e-mail informing you whether your talk or poster has been accepted as soon as a decision has been made by the Scientific Committee.


Participants are encouraged to book their lodging as soon as possible. 

Vila Universitària 2

In case you want to make a reservation at Vila please send a message to Ms. Marta Roig ( Please be sure to mention the reference "CRM Activity" when making your reservation.

The following services are included:

Weekly Cleaning service.

  • Water and electricity expenses included in the price.
  • Wire internet connection.
  • Bed and towels equipment.
  • Adapted television to the TDT.
  • Free entrance to SAF (sport facilities)

You can visit the Vila web page at the address: www.vilauniversitaria.comThe address is Vila Universitària, Campus Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. 08193 Bellaterra. You can check how to get there using the local map of the CRMwebpage: Vila Universitària 2 is right on the campus and the closest train station is Bellaterra train station at the FCG train line.

Hotel Campus

In case you want to make a reservation at Hotel Campus please send a message to Please be sure to mention the reference "CRM Activity" when making your reservation.​

Campus Hotel ( 

If you have any questions please contact:

Ms. Núria Hernandez
Activities Coordinator​