Faculty of Physics
University of Vienna
Prof. Helmuth Hüffel





November 26 - 28, 2010






We cordially invite you to participate in the seventh "Vienna Central European Seminar on Particle Physics and Quantum Field Theory" and COST MP0801 Workshop, which will take place at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Vienna, Boltzmanngasse 5, A-1090 Vienna, from Friday November 26 to Sunday November 28, 2010. This year, Complex Stochastic Dynamics has been chosen as subject.

Complex systems and nonlinear stochastic dynamics of dissipative open systems have attracted extensive research interest. Significant impacts have been made on a wide range of different areas including physics, biology, economics and social sciences. Challenges to a fundamental understanding are persisting, the seminar aims to cover both theoretical advances and cross-disciplinary applications.

The list of invited speakers is as follows (all speakers are confirmed):


Beck, Christian
"Complex behavior in chaotically quantized field theories "

Burda, Zdzislaw

"Maximal Entropy Random Walk"

Helbing, Dirk

"Noise and Society: A Directed Random Walk Towards an Elementary Theory of Social Systems"

Kertesz, Janos

"Dynamics of interactions in a large communication network"

Lambiotte, Renaud
"Multi-scale Modularity in Complex Networks "

Lesne, Annick
"Complex stochastic dynamics in the modeling of living systems"

Ricci Tersenghi, Federico
"Complex stochastic dynamics in spin glasses and optimization problems"

Schuster, Peter
"Complexity in Evolutionary Processes"

Schweitzer, Frank
"Modeling collective emotions: a stochastic approach based on Brownian agents"

Talkner, Peter
"Driven stochastic processes with metastable states: Fokker-Planck versus master equations"

Thurner, Stefan
"Entropies for Complex Systems"



We apologize for the late notice (which was due to delayed funding). Support of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research is highly acknowledged.

We would like to inform you about the adapted deadlines for all applications:


fellowships for junior scientists,
letters of recommendation


accommodation closed
poster session closed
online application form closed

More information on the application procedures will be available in the forthcoming "second announcement".

The seminar series "Vienna Central European Seminar on Particle Physics and Quantum Field Theory" was created in 2004 and is intended to provide stimulating interactions between leading researchers and promising junior physicists. A considerable number of junior scientists participate in these meetings, and we receive special grants for them.

Furthermore, we are creating a platform for junior scientists: Speakers are selected from among them and discussion rounds are held. The innovative character of the meetings is especially important to us, and scientific contacts and collaborations are enhanced.

The "Vienna Central European Seminar on Particle Physics and Quantum Field Theory" serves as a forum for coordinating conferences, schools and graduate courses in the Central European region. Please see the webpage http://cepgc.phy.hr/ for information on the "Central European Joint Program of Doctoral Studies in Theoretical Physics". Nine Central European universities and institutions have joined in a collaboration to strengthen and develop their Ph.D. programmes.

I cordially inform you about a forthcoming intensive course in Vienna, 17 - 19 December 2010:
Beatrix Hiesmayr: "Testing Quantum Foundations in Particle Physics"
Further information and registration can be obtained from beatrix.hiesmayr@univie.ac.at


The seminar is supported by

The High Energy Physics Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
The Erwin Schrödinger International Institute of Mathematical Physics
The Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research
The Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna
The Vienna Convention Bureau.


We remain with sincere regards,


Helmuth Hüffel


ps: Please check for updates of this web page as well as for forthcoming announcements.


(last updated: 24/11/2010)


Previous Vienna Seminars:


Vienna Seminar 2004
Vienna Seminar 2005
Vienna Seminar 2006
Vienna Seminar 2007
Vienna Seminar 2008
Vienna Seminar 2009


http://www.univie.ac.at/vienna.seminar /  2010,  E-mail: vienna.theor-physik@univie.ac.at