Events: Details

Intensive Research Programme on Advances in Nonsmooth Dynamics

Category: Workshop

A 3-month research program on Advances in Nonsmooth Dynamics will be held from 1 February - 29 April 2016 at the Centre de Recerca Matematica (CRM) in Barcelona.


This program will take stock of recent advances in Nonsmooth Dynamics and where the field is going. As a general theory of how switches, impacts, and other discontinuities affect dynamical systems, Nonsmooth Dynamics has always been strongly informed by applications. By bringing theoretical and practical insights together at a time of rapidly growing interest, we will try to solve some major outstanding problems in an intensive but open forum.

The Foundations theme will discuss fundamental theory, from its basic assumptions, to breakthroughs in bifurcation theory and novel behaviour at singularities. Particular attention will be paid to how these impact existing and future numerical methods, focussing on the open challenges in developing a theory of nonsmooth dynamics that is fully relevant to real world systems.

The New Directions theme we will bring together many applications and models, solving specific problems and at the same time seeking common methods and ideas. We will ask how nonsmooth dynamics can best contribute to forming new and better models of real world dynamics. There will be no restriction on the applications of interest, but they will certainly include climate, economics, life sciences, networks, chemical reactions, mechanics of rigid bodies, and control electronics.


Organizing Committee:

Mike Jeffrey

University of Bristol

Alessandro Colombo

Politecnico di Milano

J. Tomás Lázaro

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Josep M. Olm

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya


Scientific Events:

Conference on "OpenProblems in Nonsmooth Dynamics",  February 1 to 5, 2016

Workshop on Climate Modeling, March 30 to April 1, 2016 

Advanced Course on "Piecewise Smooth Dynamical Systems", April 11 to 15, 2016

Workshop on "NonsmoothDynamics, the way forward", 25-29 April, 2016


Program Website:

When: Monday 01 February, 2016 1:00 am CET - Friday 29 April, 2016 5:00 am CEST
Where: Centre de Recerca Matematica (CRM) in Barcelona
  1. collaboration
  2. conference
  3. Dynamical systems
  4. early-career
  5. graduate students
  6. industry collaboration
  7. nonsmooth
  8. partners
  9. postdocs
  10. research
  11. seminar
  12. workshop
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29