New England Complex Systems Institute

ICCS Satellite Meeting

Friday, 10/23/98:
5-7 pm
Reception for all attendees at Boston University
Building PRB 593
3 Cummington Street
Boston, MA

Saturday, 10/24/98:
M.I.T., room 6-120
Cambridge, MA
8:15 am: Bruce Boghosian,
Boston University
Opening remarks
8:30 am: Michel Baranger,
"Does Chaos Theory Have Interesting Things to Say About Statistical Physics?"
9:15 am: Peter Coveney,
Schlumberger Cambridge Research
"Renormalisation Group Theory of Nucleation and Growth Phenomena"
10:00 am: Break  
10:15 am: Jon Machta,
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
"How to Define Complexity in Statistical Physics"
11:00 am: Daniel Fisher,
Harvard University
"Scaling and Universality in Some Driven Dynamical Systems: Relevance or Irrelevance"
11:45 am: Discussion  
12:30 pm: Lunch  
2:00 pm: Jean Pierre Boon,
Universite Libre de Bruxelles
"Random and Not So Random Walks: From Simplcity to Complexity"
2:45 pm: Constantino Tsallis,
Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas
"Nonextensive Statistical Mechanics: A Possible Tool for Complex Systems"
3:30 pm: break  
3:45 pm: David Levermore,
University of Arizona
4:30 pm: David Sherrington,
Oxford University
"Complexity Due to Disorder and Frustration in Strongly Interacting Systems"
5:15 pm: Discussion  
6:00 pm: Adjournment