P&A Complex Systems Seminar Series

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Seminars are held at the last Thursday of each month at 2:00 PM in Tech F160, unless otherwise noted.

2016-2017 Featured Abstracts

2016-2017 Featured Speakers:

May 25, 2017, Thur - Stephan Herminghaus, Max Plank Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Abstract TBA.

April 27, 2017, Thur - Van M. Savage, UCLA, Abstract TBA.

March 30, 2017, Thur - Terence Hwa, University of California, San Diego, Abstract TBA.

February 23, 2017, Thur - Thomas E. Kuhlman, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Abstract TBA.

February 6, 2017, Thur - José Onuchic, Rice University, Abstract TBA.

November 3, 2016, Thur - Suckjoon Jun, University of California, San Diego, Deconstructing Cell Size Control into Physiological Modules in Escherichia Coli.

September 29, 2016, Tue - Jennifer Robinson, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Atomic Transitions: Making the Leap from Postdoc to Publishing.

 

2015-2016 Featured Speakers:

May 26, 2016, Thurs - Douglas Robertson, University of Colorado, Boulder, A Quantitative Information-Theoretic Approach to the Philosophy of Science.

April 28, 2016, Thurs - Craig Allen, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Resilience in Complex Systems of People and Nature.

April 7, 2016, Thurs - Charles Doering, University of Michigan, Heat Rises: 100 Years of Rayleigh-Bénard Convection.

March 29, 2016, Tue - Martin Gruebele, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Extracting Simple Physics from Complex Systems: Orbitals, Glasses, Fish, and all that.

January 28, 2016, Thur - Mark Dykman, Michigan State University, Rare Events in Classical and Quantum Systems away from Thermal Equilibrium.

November 19, 2015, Thur - M. Cristina Marchetti, Syracuse University, Active Glasses: from Colloids to Living Cells.

 

2014-2015 Featured Speakers:

May 28, 2015, Thur - Mimi A. R. Koehl, University of California, Berkeley, Swimming in a Turbulent World.

April 30, 2015, Thur - David Krakauer, University of Wisconsin, Madison, The Evolution of Memory: Mechanics for the Long-term Propagation of Adaptive Information.

April 2, 2015, Thur - Ray H. Baughman, University of Texas, Dallas, The Evolution of Strong, Fast, Powerful, Durable, and Cheap Polymer Artificial Muscles from Carbon Nanotube Muscles.

March 19, 2015, Thur - Hans G. Kaper, Georgetown University, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Mathematics and Climate Research Network, Mathematics and Climate: Conceptual Models of a Complex System.

February 26, 2015, Thur - Marcelo Gleiser, Dartmouth College, Emergent Complexity in the Universe: An Information-Entropic Approach.

January 29, 2015, Thur - Nigel Goldenfeld, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Phase Transitions in Early Life: Clues from the Genetic Code. Room: Tech L361.

November 20, 2014, Thur - John Guckenheimer, Cornell University, From Data to Dynamics: Periodic Orbits.

October 30, 2014, Thur - Herbert Levine, Rice University, The Genetics and Biophysics of the Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT): Can Theory Help Cancer Biology?

 

2013-2014 Featured Speakers:

June 26, 2014, Thur - Steven Schiff, Pennsylvania State University, Towards Model-Based Control in Neural Engineering.

May 29, 2014, Thur - Louis Pecora, US Naval Research Laboratory, Symmetries, Cluster Synchronization, and Isolated Desynchronization in Complex Networks.

April 24, 2014, Thur - Joel Lebowitz, Rutgers University, Microscopic Origin of Emergent Collective Behavior of Macroscopic Systems.

March 20, 2014, Thur - Yaneer Bar-Yam, New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI), The Global Financial and Food Crisis: A Complex Systems Science Analysis. Jointly Sponsored by the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO).

February 27, 2014, Thur - Noshir Contractor, Northwestern University, Some Assembly Required: Organizing in the 21st Century.

January 30, 2014, Thur - Christopher Jarzynski, University of Maryland, College Park, Irreversibility and the Second Law of Thermodynamics at the Nanoscale.

November 21, 2013, Thur - Katja Lindenberg, UC San Diego, Synchronization of Coupled Discrete Stochastic Oscillators.

September 26, 2013, Thur - Bulbul Chakraborty, Brandeis University, Emergent Behavior in the Macro World: Rigidity of Granular Solids.

 

2012-2013 Featured Speakers:

June 27, 2013, Thur - Francesco Bullo, UC Santa Barbara, Synchronization in oscillator networks and smart grids.

May 30, 2013, Thur - Miguel Nicolelis, Duke University, Computing with brain circuits: what is possible, what is not.

April 25, 2013, Thur - Raissa D'Souza, UC Davis, Percolation, cascades, and optimal interdependence of networks.

March 22, 2013, Fri - Brian Uzzi, Northwestern University, Atypical knowledge and scientific impact.

January 31, 2013, Thur - Fred MacKintosh, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Active stresses and self-organization in intra/extracellular networks.

November 29, 2012, Thur - Andy Ruina, Cornell University, Gliders, bicycles and walking robots.

October 25, 2012, Thur - Cris Moore, Santa Fe Institute, Finding Hidden Structure in Networks.

September 27, 2012, Thur - Neo Martinez, PEaCE Lab, Sustaining complex human-natural networks: Approaches, insights, and opportunities.

 

2011-2012 Speakers:

May 10, 2012, Thur - A. Kevin Tang, Cornell University, Synchronization of coupled oscillators: Theory and applications.

April 19, 2012, Thur - Luciano da F. Costa, University of São Paulo, Brazil, Diffusion in directed modular networks.

April 5, 2012, Thur - Themistoklis Sapsis, New York University, Dynamics of finite-size particles in general fluid flows with applications.

March 22, 2012, Thur - Yoram Lithwick, Northwestern University, Efficient formation of Kuiper Belt Objects by collisionally-cooled growth.

February 23, 2012, Thur - Krishna Mahadevan, University of Toronto, Robustness of metabolic networks.

February 9, 2012, Thur - Daniel Cajueiro, University of Brasília, Brazil, Optimization and decision making in complex "social" systems.

January 26, 2012, Thur - Todd Murphey, Northwestern University, Control of interconnected mechanical systems.

January 12, 2012, Thur - Carlos Gershenson, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Self-organizing urban transportation systems.

December 14, 2011, Wed - Lipeng Lai, University of Chicago, Wave dynamics near the breakup of an underwater bubble: nonlinear effects and curvature singularities.

November 16, 2011, Wed - Sven van Teeffelen, Princeton University, The dynamical cytoskeleton regulates morphogenesis in rod-like bacteria.

November 2, 2011, Wed - Feng Fu, Harvard University, Evolution of in-group favoritism.

October 19, 2011, Wed - Chaoming Song, Northeastern University, Scaling theory in complex networks and human mobility.

October 5, 2011, Wed - Serguei Saavedra, Northwestern University, Strong contributors to network persistence are the most vulnerable to extinction.

September 21, 2011, Wed - David G. Rand, Harvard University, Punishment, spite and the evolution of cooperation.

August 17, 2011, Wed - Jean-Régis Angilella, Nancy-Université, France, Complex dynamics of inertial particles: from vortices to fractures.

Other Talks and Visitors

November 14, 2016 - Jason R. Green, University of Massachusetts Boston, Anatomy of an Explosion: How to Decode the Chemical Rules (3:00 PM, Tech L324) - Group Seminar.

August 17, 2016 - Reza Yousefian, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (10:30 AM, Tech F160) - Group Seminar.

August 3, 2016 - Hamed V. Haghi, University of Central Florida (9:00 AM, Tech F160) - Group Seminar.

August 2, 2016 - Md Kamal Hossain, The University of Memphis (9:00 AM, Tech F160) - Group Seminar.

March 3, 2016 - Judith Lehnert, Technical University of Berlin, Control of Complex Networks: Interplay of Dynamics and Topology (9:00 AM, Tech F324) - Group Seminar.

March 2016 - Judith Lehnert, Technical University of Berlin. Judith is visiting the group from March 1 through March 31.

August 2015 - Jean-Régis Angilella, Université de Caen Basse Normandie. Jean-Régis is visiting the group from August 1 through August 31.

April 3, 2015 - Julio Ottino, Northwestern University, Creativity in Art, Technology, and Science: Lessons and Myths (4:00 PM, Tech L211) - Physics & Astronomy Colloquium.

February 23, 2015 - Vedran Peric, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Estimation of Electromechanical Modes in Power Systems Using System Identification Techniques (1:00 PM, Tech F324) - Special Group Seminar.

February 13, 2015 - David Campbell, Boston University, The Fermi-Pasta-Ulam (FPU) Problem and the Birth of Nonlinear Science (4:00 PM, Tech L211) - Physics & Astronomy Colloquium.

Aug 2014 - Jie (Rio) Sun, Clarkson University. Rio is visiting the group from August 10 through August 23.

June 2014 - György Károlyi, Budapest University of Technology and Economics. György is visiting the group from June 22 through July 21.

May 2, 2014 - Erik Luijten, Northwestern University, Colloids in External Fields: From Self-Assembly to Nonequilibrium Phase Transitions (4:00 PM, Tech L211) - Physics & Astronomy Colloquium.

March 2014 - Jean-Régis Angilella, Université de Caen Basse Normandie. Jean-Régis is visiting the group from March 16 through March 30.

January 31, 2014 - Christopher Jarzynksi, University of Maryland, College Park, Searching for Maxwell's Demon: Information, Fluctuations and Feedback Control (4:00 PM, Tech L211) - Physics & Astronomy Colloquium.

November 1, 2013 - Steven D. Jacobsen, Northwestern University, Diamond Windows on Earth and Planetary Interiors (4:00 PM, Tech L211) - Physics & Astronomy Colloquium.

October 25, 2013 - Eric Weeks, Emory University, Colloidal Liquids and Glasses: Insights from Microscopy (4:00 PM, Tech L211) - Physics & Astronomy Colloquium.

May 2013 - György Károlyi, Budapest University of Technology and Economics. György is visiting the group from May 28 through June 19.

May 2013 - Jesus Abraham Avelar-Rivas, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Cinestav). Abraham is visiting the group from May 12 through June 12.

May 2013 - Jean-Régis Angilella, Nancy-Universités. Jean-Régis is visiting the group from May 5 through May 25.

February 1, 2013 - Fred MacKintosh, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Elasticity on the Edge of Stability: Soft Matter Inspired by the Cell (4:00 PM, Tech L211) - Physics & Astronomy Colloquium.

November 30, 2012 - Prashant Purohit, University of Pennsylvania, Entropic Elasticity and Structural Change in Biofilament Networks (4:00 PM, Tech L211) - Physics & Astronomy Colloquium.

October 2, 2012 - Slava Tsirelnikov, Northwestern University, Thermodynamic Aspects of Low Valence Metal Halide Synthesis (2:00 PM, Tech F235) - Special Group Seminar.

June 2012 - Jean-Régis Angilella, Nancy-Universités. Jean-Régis is visiting the group from June 19 through July 1.

March 7, 2012, Wed - Sidney Redner, Boston University, The Role of Reinforcement on Social Dynamics (12:00 PM, Chambers Hall) - NICO Seminar.

January 27, 2012, Fri - Daniel J. Gauthier, Duke University, Sub-wavelength Position Sensing Using Chaos (4:00 PM, Tech L211) - Physics & Astronomy Colloquium.

January 13, 2012, Fri - Chiara Daraio, Caltech, From Newton's Cradle to Nonlinear Materials (4:00 PM, Tech L211) - Physics & Astronomy Colloquium.

January 2012 - Daniel O. Cajueiro, University of Brasília (UNB). Daniel is visiting the group from January 9 through March 9.

December 2, 2011, Fri - Réka Albert, Pennsylvania State University, Linking the Structure and Dynamics of Biological Regulatory Networks (4:00 PM, Tech L211) - Physics & Astronomy Colloquium. Réka's presentation was also the closing talk of the Network Frontier Workshop.

July 2011 - Jean-Régis Angilella, Nancy-Universités. Jean-Régis is visiting the group from July 1 through August 31.

March 2, 2011, Wed - Alexander DeLuna, Cinvestav, Genetic "Redundancy" in Metabolism (12:00 PM, Chambers Hall) - NICO Seminar.

September 24, 2010, Fri - Zoltán Toroczkai, University of Notre Dame, Modeling the Functional Network of the Primate Cortex (4:00 PM, Tech L211) - Physics & Astronomy Colloquium.

September 20, 2010, Mon - Jianhui Wang, Argonne National Laboratory, Wind Power Forecasting and Power System Operations (2:00 PM, Tech F235) - Group Seminar.

September 15, 2010, Wed - Adilson E. Motter, Mechanisms Underlying Synthetic Rescues in Metabolic Networks (4:00 PM, Cook Hall 3118) - Biophysics Club.

May 25, 2010, Tue - Christian Thiemann, Northwestern University, Human Mobility Dissected: Effective Geographic Borders and Shortest-Path Tomography (10:00 AM, Tech F235) - Group Seminar.

May 19, 2010, Wed - Takashi Nishikawa, Clarkson University and Northwestern University, Visual Analytics for Studying Complex Networks (12:00 PM, Chambers Hall) - NICO Seminar.

April 9, 2010, Fri - Daniel Abrams, Northwestern University, A Reversible Model of Channel Growth (4:00 PM, Tech L211) - Physics & Astronomy Colloquium.

March 4, 2010, Thu - Zachary Nicolaou & Adilson E. Motter, Nonlinear Dynamics in Classical and Semiclassical Systems (6:00 PM, Tech F235) - Society of Physics Students.

February 15, 2010, Mon - Adilson E. Motter, Sensitive Dependence on Network Structure: To Sync or Not to Sync (4:00 PM, Tech M416) - ESAM Colloquium.

January 5, 2010, Tue - Sean Cornelius, Northwestern University, Paradox of Latency in Escherichia coli Metabolic Pathways (5:40 PM, Hilton Garden Inn) - Dynamics Days.

January 5, 2010, Tue - Zachary Nicolaou, Northwestern University, Network Destabilizations with Inverted Mechanical Responses (5:20 PM, Hilton Garden Inn) - Dynamics Days.

October 14, 2009, Wed - Sean Crosson, University of Chicago, Rapid, Heritable, and Tunable Division Control in Single Cells (12:00 PM, Chambers Hall) - NICO Seminar.

September 25, 2009, Fri - Adilson E. Motter, Network Compensatory Perturbations: The Key to Rescue and Control the Dynamics of Complex Systems (4:00 PM, Tech L211) - Physics & Astronomy Colloquium.

September 21, 2009, Mon - Phillip Staniczenko, University of Oxford, Structural Dynamics and Robustness of Food Webs (2:00 PM, Tech F235) - Group Seminar.

September 2, 2009, Wed - Sagar Sahasrabudhe, Northwestern University, Student Prize Talk (12:00 PM, Allen Center) - NICO Complexity Conference.

May, 2009 - Rafael Dias Vilela, Universidade Federal do ABC. Rafael is visiting the group from May 21 through May 26.

May 15, 2009, Fri - Juergen Vollmer, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, Germany, Rain in the test tube? (2:00 PM, Tech M416) - ESAM Colloquium.

April 10, 2009, Fri - Leonid Bunimovich, Georgia Institute of Technology, Mechanisms of Chaos (4:00 PM, Tech L211) - Physics & Astronomy Colloquium.

March 4, 2009, Wed - Aleksandar Kuzmanovic, Northwestern University, The Genesis of Location-Aware Mobile Social Networking (12:00 PM, Chambers Hall) - NICO Seminar.

February 18, 2009, Wed - Anna Di Rienzo, University of Chicago, Genetic Adaptations to Different Habitats and the Susceptibility to Common Diseases (12:00 PM, Chambers Hall) - NICO Seminar.

January 9, 2009, Fri - Linda Broadbelt, Northwestern University, Complex Reaction Networks: Analysis and Discovery (4:00 PM, Tech L211) - Physics & Astronomy Colloquium.

October 30, 2008, Thu - Adilson E. Motter, Northwestern University, Synthetic Rescues and Spontaneous Cascades in Metabolic Networks (4:00 PM, Tech LR4) - Chemical & Biological Engineering Seminar.

October 9, 2008, Thu - Leland Wilkinson, University of Illinois at Chicago, Visually-model-based Transformations (2:00 PM, Tech F235) - Group Seminar.

October 3, 2008, Fri - Dirk Brockmann, Northwestern University, Fractional Diffusion and Scaling Laws in Money Dispersal (4:00 PM, Tech L211) - Physics & Astronomy Colloquium.

May 27, 2008, Tue - Adilson E. Motter, Northwestern University, Complex Systems (10:00 AM, ETHS) - NSF-Funded Outreach Activity.

May 9, 2008, Fri - Kimberly Gray, Northwestern University, Solar Fuel Generation: Engineering Photocatalytic Hot Spots in TiO2-based Nanocomposites (4:00 PM, Tech L211) - Physics & Astronomy Colloquium.

April 30, 2008, Wed - Carla Ng, Northwestern University, Forecasting Chemical Accumulation in Systems under the Influence of Global Change (2:00 PM, Tech F211) - Group Seminar.

April 18, 2008, Fri - Daniel Ralph, Cornell University, Quantum States in Metal Nanoparticles and Single Molecules (4:00 PM, Tech L211) - Physics & Astronomy Colloquium.

April 7, 2008, Mon - Hye-Jin Youn, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, The Price of Anarchy in Transportation Networks: Efficiency and Optimality Control (12:00 PM, Tech F235) - Group Seminar.

March 7, 2008, Fri - William Kath, Northwestern University, Experimentally-Constrained Computational Models of CA1 Pyramidal Neurons (4:00 PM, Tech L211) - Physics & Astronomy Colloquium.

November 30, 2007, Fri - Adilson E. Motter, Northwestern University, Network-based Manipulation of Cellular Metabolism (2:00 PM, Tech A230) - Environmental Engineering and Science Seminar.

October 23, 2007, Tue - Seth Myers, Northwestern University, Wordemics (10:00 AM, Chambers Hall) - "Dynamics and Complexity in People and Societies" Meeting.

August, 2007 - Takashi Nishikawa, Clarkson University. Takashi is visiting the group from August 6 through August 20.

August 2, 2007, Thu - Stephen Fong, Virginia Commonwealth University, Hybrid Systems Biology: Combining Computational Modeling and Experimental Evolution (14:00 PM, Tech F235) - Group Seminar.

June 5, 2007, Tue - Albert Diaz-Guilera, Universitat de Barcelona, Dynamical and Spectral Properties of Complex Networks (13:00 PM, Tech F235) - Group Seminar.

May 17, 2007, Thu - Dean Malmgren, Northwestern University, Circadian Patterns in Inter-event Statistics: a Simple Model of Human Activity (13:00 PM, Tech F235) - Group Seminar.

May 17, 2007, Thu - Eduardo Altmann, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems-Dresden, Intermittent Chaos in Billiards (12:00 PM, Tech F235) - Group Seminar.

May 16, 2007, Wed - Adilson E. Motter, New Excitements in Naked-eye Classical Physics? (12:00 PM, Tech F235) - Brown Bag Luncheon.

March 1, 2007, Thu - Muhammed Yildirim, Harvard University, Drug Target Network (2:30 PM, Tech F235) - Group Seminar.

February 23, 2007, Fri - Albert-László Barabási, University of Notre Dame, Complex Networks: From the Web to Human Diseases (4:00 PM, Tech L211) - Physics & Astronomy Colloquium.

February 2007 - Natali Gulbahce, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Natali is visiting the group from February 13 through February 17.

December 2006 - Natali Gulbahce, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Natali is visiting the group from December 3 through December 10.

November 29, 2006, Wed - Mark Newman, University of Michigan, Complex Structures in Complex Networks (3:00 PM, Tech L211) - Physics & Astronomy Special Colloquium. Mark is visiting at Northwestern McCormick School during the Fall 2006 term.

November 21, 2006, Tue - Adilson E. Motter, On a Dynamical Systems Problem in Theoretical Physics (3:00 PM, Lunt 105) - Dynamical Systems Seminar.

October 11, 2006, Wed - Takashi Nishikawa, Southern Methodist University, Maximum Performance at Minimum Cost in Network Synchronization (10:00 AM, Tech F235) - Group Seminar. Takashi is visiting the group from October 9 through October 13.

June 1, 2006, Thu - Zoltan Oltvai, University of Pittsburgh, Functional Organization of Cellular Networks (2:00 PM, Tech F235) - Group Seminar.

May 18, 2006, Thu - Katrin Gelfert, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems-Dresden, On Equilibrium States for Non-Uniformly Hyperbolic Diffeomorphisms (3:25 PM, Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center) - Workshop on Global Dynamics Beyond Uniform Hyperbolicity. Katrin is visiting the group from May 15 through May 31.

May 12, 2006, Fri - Cynthia Reichhardt, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Boolean Models for Genetic Regulatory Networks (2:00 PM, Tech M416) - IGERT Nonlinear Seminar.

May 12, 2006, Fri - Charles Reichhardt, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Pattern Formation in Systems with Competing Interactions: Stripes, Checkerboards, and Bubbles (11:00 AM, Tech F235) - Group Seminar.

May 1, 2006, Mon - Adilson E. Motter, Chaos Theory for Relativistic Dynamical Systems (4:00 PM, Tech M416) - ESAM Colloquium.

April 14, 2006, Fri - Ian Dobson, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Towards Estimating the Risk of Cascading Failure Blackouts (2:00 PM, Tech M416) - IGERT Nonlinear Seminar.

April 7, 2006, Fri - Daniel Segre, Boston University, Learning about the Evolution of Biochemical Networks from Topology, Fluxes and Perturbations (2:00 PM, Tech M416) - IGERT Nonlinear Seminar.

March 31, 2006, Fri - Stanley Wasserman, Indiana University-Bloomington, Statistical Analysis for Network Science (2:00 PM, Tech M416) - IGERT Nonlinear Seminar.

March 1, 2005, Tue - Adilson E. Motter, Synchronization in Complex Networks (12:00 PM, Tech F235) - Physics & Astronomy Special Colloquium.