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OTFCN Workshop Website

Networks pervade all areas in nature and technology, from statistical physics over engineering to biology, from small to large. Complex networks play a vital role in in our every-day lives, coordinating complex interactions on the level of cells, organisms and of society. Interacting units in such networks are for instance wind turbine generators, neurons, and pacemaker cells in the heart. Such systems may exhibit collective dynamics such as synchronization and thus serve functions such as information processing in the brain or robust delivery of power in the electric grid. Depending on the context, the emergence or destruction of collective behaviors may be desired or undesired. However, these systems must often operate in a non-steady, out-of-equilibrium state; in fact, they are constantly subject to varying levels of (stochastic) fluctuations and heterogeneities which may lead to non-uniform dynamic behaviors within the network. This interdisciplinary workshop gathers researchers from biology, technology, physics and mathematics to better understand how fluctuations and transients spread through networks and affect their dynamics. We discuss the state-of the-art and emerging problems concerning dynamic interactions in complex dynamic networks, such as power grid dynamics, transport networks, brain/neural dynamics, systems biology from cell to body level, and the mathematical/physical theory of oscillation and network dynamics.

This is a collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark and the University of Copenhagen.


International Workshop, September 1-3, 2014:
Rhythms in Complex Networks - Theory Meets Experiment

To be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the University of Copenhagen

This international workshop brings together theoretical, mathematical, but also experimental and computational researchers who are working on various topics related to oscillations in biological systems. The focus is on mathematical modeling and experimental phenomena around biological rhythms. The conference will be held in the historical halls of the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen. The event is hosted by the Dynamical Systems Interdisciplinary Network, University of Copenhagen, which is funded by the UCPH Excellence Programme for Interdisciplinary Research and the Center for Models of life, Niels Bohr Institute.

Confirmed Speakers

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A link to a the workshop website is here.

The B-Science Club

.. a collective to foster an exchange platform for science-minded people and ideas across scientific fields ...

Have you ever felt like discussing informally over a beer your latest: This is a place to exchange ideas, cross scientific disciplines, build bridges/collaborations between different institutions, talk about stochastic highly non-linear academic politics, ...
We invite you to join us for a coffee or beer, or tea regardless whether you are a student, a postdoc, a professor, or just anyone sharing an eager interest in science.

If you like to participate please contact me at

Note: This event is currently suspended.

2010 Erik (technique by Sven)