The Complex Systems Institutes of Paris Ile-de-France (ISC-PIF) and Lyon Rhône-Alpes (IXXI), and the French National Network for Complex Systems (RNSC) are organizing an "International Symposium on Complex Systems Science" in the honor and with the kind participation of their scientific boards' members (see iscpif.fr/committees and rnsc.fr/Conseil+Scientifique).

This symposium will take place in Paris at the Henri Poincaré Institute (IHP)
on Thursday, September 17th (all day) and Friday, September 18th morning, 2009.

Access to the symposium is free but registration is required to reserve a seat. Please fill out the registration form here.

Invited Speakers

Henri Atlan

Professor Emeritus of Biophysics and Director of the Center for Research in Human Biology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel. Director of Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS).
Henri Berestycki

Henri Berestycki is a Professor at EHESS, Paris and Director of Research at the Centre for Mathematical and Social Analysis. His research interests include equation theory and the mathematical models of the financial markets; mathematical models in biology and in ecology; phenomena of invasion and dynamics of population growth; and modelling in social sciences.
Jacques Demongeot

Jacques Demongeot is director of the TIMC-IMAG laboratory, Grenoble, France. His research interests include medical computing, biomathematics and cognition modelling.
Eric Goles

Eric Goles is a professor at the University Adolfo Ibanez (Santiago, Chile), and founder of The Institute for Complex Systems in Valparaiso. In 1993 Goles was awarded the Premio Nacional de Ciencias Exactas (Chilean National Science Prize). He was President of CONICYT (the Chilean equivalent of the National Science Foundation in the USA), and an advisor on science and technology to the Chilean government.
Mirta Gordon

Mirta Gordon is the AMA (Learning: Models and Algorithms) team leader held by the Laboratory TIMC-IMAG, Grenoble, France. Her research interests are Modeling of complex systems, economic and social - Algorithms and theory of learning: the approach of statistical physics.
Peter Grassberger

Peter Grassberger is the head of the Complex Systems Research Group of the John von Neumann Institut für Computing. The complex systems group at NIC performs research on numerical statistical physics. This implies the development and improvement of basic algorithms, and their application to specific problems. These problems cover a wide area with emphasis on equilibrium and non-equilibrium systems, soft matter, disordered systems, and biological physics.
Alan Kirman

Alan Kirman is professor and director of Studies Groupement de Recherche en Economie Quantitative d'Aix-Marseille, France. "My main interest is in the way in which markets function and the link between micro and macro behaviour. [..] Another interest is the nature of economic identity. If we cannot describe how the characteristics of an agent may, endogenously, vary over time we cannot use are usual welfare criteria."
Cris Moore

"I am a Professor in the  Computer Science Department at the University of New Mexico, with a joint appointment in the  Department of Physics and Astronomy. I am also a Professor at the  Santa Fe Institute. I study interesting things like quantum computation, phase transitions in NP-complete problems and social networks."
Etienne Pardoux

Etienne Pardoux is member of the Laboratoire d'Analyse, Topologie, Probabilités (LATP), University of Provence, Marseille, France. "I am interested in various classes of partial differential equations stochastic - in short EDPS, and applications of this theory to nonlinear filtering. [..] In recent times, I am particularly interested in backward stochastic differential equations".
Nadine Peyriéras

Nadine Peyriéras is member of the "Développement, Evolution, Plasticité du Système Nerveux" Laboratory, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. She leads the "Genetic Network and cellular morphodynamics" team : Comparative study of the role of midline structures of the embryo (mesoderm and prechordal plate), and signals that depend on early regionalization of the neural tube. Analysis of spatial and temporal dynamics of cellular morphogenesis during the formation of the neural tube.
Eugene Stanley

Eugene Stanley is professor and director of the Center for Polymer Studies of the Boston University, USA. He is chair of the 2008 NAS/Keck Futures Initiative on Complexity, and is an active member of the NAS Committee Forefronts of Science at the Interface of Physical and Life Sciences, charged with finding ways for fostering useful collaborations between physicists and life scientists, He also serves on three NAS committees concerned with threat networks and threatened networks.
Mina Teicher

Mina Teicher is member of the Department of Mathematics and Gonda Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Her domain interests are : Algebraic Geometry (Topology of Algebraic Varietis, Algebraic Surfaces, Fundamental Groups) — Algebra (Braid Group, Representations over Finite Fields)— Applied Mathematics (Surface reconstructions, Computational Agriculture, CAD-CAM, Graphs) — Neuro Science (Syncronization, EEG, Epilepsy, Sleep Research, ADHD, Evolution of Neural Networks, Artificial Vision).
Simon Thorpe

Simon Thorpe is a CNRS research director, member of the CNRS "Comité National" Section 27 and the "Centre de Recherche Cerveau et Cognition" laboratory. "My current interests are centered on understanding the phenomenal processing speed achieved by the visual system.[..] In 1999, I set up a company (SpikeNet Technology) that has developed image processing software."
Sheung Tsun Tsou

Dr Tsou Sheung Tsun is a lecturer at the Jesus College, University of Oxford, Uk. "I work on mathematical physics, more particularly: Gauge field theory. Structure of the Standard Model. Duality and its application to particle physics and astrophysics. Fermion masses and mixing; neutrino oscillations. Geometric ideas in field theory. String theory. Twistor particle theory."
Sander van der Leeuw

Sander van der Leeuw, who is Professor of Archaeology and Chair of the Department of Archaeology at the Arizona State University in Tempe, USA, has a strong working experience with different social and natural science traditions. He has been coordinating the ARCHAEOMEDES Project of the European Union since 1992 and heads the ‘Environmental Archaeology’ Research team of the Centre National de la Récherche Scientifique, Paris, France.


René Doursat, Director, ISC-PIF
Pablo Jensen, Director, IXXI
Paul Bourgine, Director, RNSC (and Founder, ISC-PIF)
Hugues Chaté, Scientific Director, ISC-PIF & Symposium Chair



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