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Spring College 2016


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International Master Course in
Physics of Complex Systems

Nowadays, in order to make innovations in an advanced scientific and technological context - new materials, nanoscience, system biology, neuroscience, computation, network engineering, web economy, financial markets modeling - it is mandatory to master the most advanced concepts and methodologies for complex systems. This is why we have set up a master program, based in prestigious sites in Italy and France, which aims to offer the best techniques needed to attack interdisciplinary problems.

The aim of the international master in Physics of Complex Systems is to shape professionals and/or potential researchers able to jointly apply knowledge and methodologies from modern physics, applied mathematics, information engineering and computational biology to the analysis, modeling and simulation of complex systems.

The program is organized in four semesters:
1) a first semester in Trieste at SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies) and ICTP (the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics) or, for the French students, in one of the parisian universities (courses in French);
2) a second semester in Torino at the Politecnico di Torino University;
3) a third semester in Paris at a consortium involving Universities Pierre & Marie Curie (Paris 6), Paris Diderot (Paris 7), Paris-Sud (Paris 11) and the École Normale Supérieure at Cachan.
4) the fourth semester is devoted to a European multidisciplinary Spring College and to a research stage.
Admission will be granted on a competitive basis and fellowships will be available to support mobility of the selected students.


ADDITIONAL INFO:
> SISSA
> ICTP
> PARIS



Courses

1ST YEAR
2ND YEAR
Semester 1

at SISSA and ICTP Trieste
or
Universités Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris-Diderot, Paris-Sud, ENS Cachan

Advanced Quantum Physics - 8 ECTS
(A. Trombettoni)

Applied probability and stochastic processes - 8 ECTS
(M. Marsili)

+ 2 modules to be chosen among:

Introduction to computational neuroscience - 4 ECTS
(D. Zoccolan, M. Diamond, A. Treves)

Basic numerical methods - 4 ECTS
(E. Coppola & S. Pilati)

Advanced numerical methods - 4 ECTS
(G. Bussi & C. Micheletti)

Semester 2

c/o Politecnico di Torino





Condensed Matter Physics
6+6=12 ECTS
(R. Gonnelli & A. Montorsi)


Statistical Physics and Biophysics
12 ECTS
(A. Pelizzola)


Complex Systems Modelling Project
6 ECTS
(R. Zecchina)


Algorithms for optimization and inference - 6 ECTS
(A. Braunstein)
Semester 1

at Universités Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris-Diderot, Paris-Sud, ENS Cachan



Statistical Field Theory and Statistical Dynamics - 9 ECTS
(J.-B. Fournier, J. Tailleur)

Non linear physics and Biosystems
9 ECTS
(M. Ben Amar, M. Lenz, J.-M. Allain)

Advanced simulation techniques and Mathematical Tools - 6 ECTS
(P. Viot, S. Métens)

Chemical and physical aspects of Soft Matter - 6 ECTS
(M. Durand, B. Pansu)

Semester 2


Internship
(18 ECTS)



Spring College

6 courses on advanced interdisciplinary topics
(including out of equilibrium physics, biological systems, neuroscience, econophysics, nanophysics, network theory, financial modelling...)
(12 ECTS)







With the financial support of:



Organizing committee:
Prof. R. Zecchina [POLITO]       Prof. A. Pelizzola [POLITO]       Prof. A. Gambassi [SISSA]       Prof. M. Ben Amar [Paris 6]
Prof. J. B. Fournier [Paris 7]       Prof. E. Trizac [Paris 11]       Prof. S. Franz [Paris 11]       Prof. C. Lafargue [Ens Cachan]