General Information

Special Topics in Complex Systems

Fall Semester 2008-2009

The lectures take place on usually Mondays, in the afternoon, at 13:00-16:00. The location is the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, in the common seminar room of the Institutes of Physical-Chemistry and Biology.

The course schedule concludes a regular class with 48 hours of lectures. The course is organised by the COSA group and is part of the curriculum of the Institutes of Physical Chemistry, Biology and Nuclear Physics, NCSR “Demokritos” and is also included in the curriculum of the Master Course on “Mathematical Modelling in Modern Technologies and Economics” of the National Technical University of Athens. It can also be used as a graduate course of 4 credit points in the graduate schools (Master classes) of Science University Departments and Polytechnic Schools.

1.Fractals (2 weeks, 6 hours)

Instructor: Astero Provata, National Center for Scientific Research 


2.Dynamical Systems: Hamitonian Dynamics  (2 weeks, 6 hours)

Instructor: Yannis Kominis, National Technical University of Athens

3.Dynamical Systems: Chaos and Non-Hamiltonian Dynamics   (2 weeks, 6 hours)

Instructor: Vassilis Rothos, University of Thessaloniki


4.Time Series Analysis (2 weeks, 6 hours)

Instructor: Dimitris Kugiumtzis, University of Thessaloniki

5.The role of noise in Biological Information Processing (3 weeks, 9 hours)

Instructor: Ioannis Nicolis, University of Patras

6.Nonlinear Waves in Discreet and Continuous Media (2 weeks, 6 hours)

Instructors: Minos Axenides, National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos and Vassilis Rothos, University of Thessaloniki


7.Solutions of Non-linear Problems using Methods of Fuzzy Logic.

   ( 1 week, 3 hours)

Instructor: Adam Bounas, National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”

8.Complexity and Percolation in Porrous Media (2 weeks, 6 hours)

Instructor: Michalis Kainourgiakis, National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”