Graduate School in Nonlinear Science

Sponsored by the Danish Research Academy

MIDIT                               OFD                           CATS
Modelling, Nonlinear Dynamics       Optics and Fluid Dynamics     Chaos and Turbulence Studies
and Irreversible Thermodynamics     Risø National Laboratory      Niels Bohr Institute and 
Technical University of Denmark     Building 128                  Department of Chemistry
Building 321                        P.O. Box 49                   University of Copenhagen 
DK-2800 Lyngby                      DK-4000 Roskilde              DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
Denmark                             Denmark                       Denmark

One week workshop on


Lyngby, February 2-6, 1999

As part of its 1999 spring program the Danish Graduate School in Nonlinear Science organizes a five day workshop on chaos and other nonlinear dynamic phenomena in living systems. Each day will comprise 3-4 lectures presented by distinguished experts combined with an afternoon session that will allow the participants to establish mutual collaborations and to work with the lecturers.

The lectures will be given at a level appropriate for Ph.D. students with interests in dynamical systems theory and its applications in medicine and biology. We hope to attract participants from the medical as well as from the natural sciences. Among the main topics are:

· methods in biological signal analysis
· stochastic resonance phenomena
· dynamical diseases, periodic hematological diseases
· control of white blood cell production
· recurrent inhibition in the nervous system
· oscillatory release of hormones
· chaos in nephron pressure regulation
· coupled chaotic systems, coupled map lattice
· phase and lag synchronization

Among the invited lecturers are

Michael Mackey, McGill University, Montreal
David Rand, University of Warwick, England
Michael Rosenblum, Potsdam University, Berlin
Vadim Anishchenko, Saratov State University, Russia
Niels-Henrik Holstein-Rathlou, Panum, Copenhagen
Niels Pørksen, Århus Municipal Hospital, Denmark
Carsten Knudsen, University of Leeds, England

Organizing Committee
Erik Mosekilde
Dept. of Physics, Technical University of Denmark

Jeppe Sturis
Diabetes Pharmacology I, Novo Nordisk A/S

Correspondence to
Ellen Buchhave
Center for Chaos and Turbulence Studies
Dept. of Physics, Technical University of Denmark
2800 Lyngby, Denmark
Fax: +45 45 93 16 60
E-mail: ellen

The workshop is designed to bridge the gap between clinical oriented medical students and more theoretically oriented nonlinear dynamicists in order to provide a qualifying training in these subjects at the Ph.D. level. The topics of the workshop are in the forefront both in the more theoretical oriented research on coupled chaotic systems and in the more application oriented research on nonlinear dynamic phenomena in physiological control systems. Particular emphasis will be given to the development of nonlinear and dynamic models of realistic physiological systems. Computers will be made available for the participants to work on outside the lecturing hours. Space will be provided for different types of working and studying activities, and afternoon sessions will be organized in which the participants are encouraged to present their own work.

Registration is free. Accommodations will be made available for foreign participants in nearby housing facilities. Danish participants are expected to cover their own living expenses.

A number of grants are available to cover the traveling expenses of the participants and contribute towards the living expenses of foreign students. Applications including a short CV and a recommendation from the supervisor should be sent to the above address no later than January 11, 1999. Applicants will be notified immediately after this deadline if support can be provided.

A few grants will also be available for foreign Ph.D. students who want to study at the Danish Graduate School in Nonlinear Science for a period of one or two months after the workshop.

Applications for grants and housing: January 11, 1999
Final registration: January 25, 1999
Please observe that participation will be limited to 25 students.

Social program
There will be a circadian rhythm in the supply of Danish pastry.