Summer School 2010

XVII International Summer School “Nicolás Cabrera”

 

 

FRONTIERS IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

SELF-ORGANIZATION PATTERNS IN NATURE:
FROM MOLECULES TO HUMANS

13-16 Sept. 2010
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 July 2010

 

Goals:

Self-organization is a process in which the internal organization of a system increases in complexity without being regulated by an outside influence. The concept of self-organization is central to the description of biological systems, from the subcellular to the ecosystem level. In this summer school, leading research groups in self-organization will discuss self-organization in evolution, development, microorganisms, the brain, animal collectives and ecological systems.

This summer school should interest biologists with an interest in quantitative descriptions of biological phenomena, physicists, engineers and mathematicians.

Program:

Ecological networks

Decisions in groups

Collective motion

Self-organization of animal societies

Developmental patterns

Self-organization in the brain

Evolutionary aspects of social phenomena

Organizer
Gonzalo G. de Polavieja
gonzalo.polavieja[at]uam.es
www.neural-circuits.org
+34 680340667
Secretary
(inc[at]uam.es)

Speakers:

Jordi Bascompte
Larissa Conradt
Audrey Dussutour
Oskar Hallatschek
Matthias Kaschube
Hanna Kokko
Andrea Perna
Isaac Salazar
David Sumpter
Zhanna Reznikova
Johan van de Koppel
Tamás Vicsek

Detailed Program

Sunday 12th Arrival. Dinner.


Monday 13th
Morning moderator: Gonzalo Polavieja
9:00-10:30 Hanna Kokko:  ’ Is Mother Nature shortsighted? Tragedies of the commons in nature’
10:30-12:00. David Sumpter, ‘Collective animal behavior I’
12:00-12:30 Coffee
12:30-2:00. Jordi Bascompte, ‘Networks in Ecology’
2:00pm-3:00pm Lunch
Evening moderator: David Sumpter?
3:00-4:30. Andrea Perna,  ‘Self organized pattern formation in insect societies’
4:30-6:00. Matthias Kaschube , ‘Nature, nurture, nonlinearity’
6:00-6:30. Coffee
6:30-8:00. Larissa Conradt, ‘Group decision-making I’
7:00-8:00. Discussion Forum. Hanna Kokko: ‘Useful ways of being wrong’
8:00-9:00. Dinner
9:00-10:00 Posters

Tuesday 14th
Morning moderator: Gonzalo Polavieja
9:00-10:30 Jordi Bascompte, ‘Plant-animal mutualistic networks’
10:30-12:00. David Sumpter, ‘Collective animal behavior II’
12:00-12:30 Coffee
12:30-2:00. Oskar Hallatschek ‘Life on the Edge: Gene Surfing in Micro-organisms’
2:00pm-3:00pm Lunch
Evening moderator: Andrea Perna?
3:00-4:30. Isaac Salazar, ‘Evolution of Developmental Patterns’
4:30-6:00. Tamás Vicsek, ‘Collective motion’
6:00-6:30. Coffee
6:30-8:00. Larissa Conradt, ‘Group decision-making II’
8:00-9:00. Dinner
9:00-10:00 Posters

Wednesday 15th
Morning moderator: Gonzalo Polavieja
9:00-10:30 Isaac Salazar, ‘Genetic networks and the evolution of Developmental Patterns’
10:30-12:00. Johan van de Koppel, ‘Self-organization in Ecology’
12:00-12:30 Coffee
12:30-2:00. Audrey Dussutour,  ‘Moving in the crowd : Ants hold the key to traffic chaos’
2:00pm-3:00pm Lunch
3:00-4:30: Zhanna Reznikova,  ‘Animal social cognition’

Evening out  (Segovia or a walk, dinning out)

Thursday 16th

Morning moderator: Gonzalo Polavieja
9:00-10:30 Audrey Dussutour ‘Self-organization in social insects’
10:30-12:00. Zhanna Reznikova  ‘Ant communication and cognition’
12:00-12:30 Coffee
12:30-2:00. Johan van de Koppel,  ‘Self-organization and emergence! Is this for real’
2:00-3:00. Lunch