Colloquia of Excellence


A series of seminars by leading scientists in complex systems

The Colloquia of Excellence  represent a special series of seminars by eminent speakers who are working at the forefront of complex systems and are inspiring the evolution of the field. Introduced in 2016, this series of Colloquia allows students and scientists of IFISC and the UIB to interact with leaders in Complex Systems science in the intimate environment of our Institute and to discuss the challenges and future directions of this cross-disciplinary research field. The Colloquia of Excellence will be webcast and are globally available.

Colloquia of Excellence 2017 poster (PDF)

Colloquia Speakers 2017

HansHerrman  Wednesday, 5 April, 15:00h

  Hans Herrmann (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)

  Explosive percolation   


LaurensMolenkamp   Wednesday, 21 June, 15:00h

   Laurens Molenkamp  (University of Würzburg, Germany)

   Topological Physics in HgTe-based Quantum Devices

John Dudley   Wednesday, 20 September, 15:00h

   John Dudley (FEMTO-ST Institute, Besançon, France)

David Krakauer   Thursday, 26 October, 15:00h

   David Krakauer (Santa Fe Institute, USA)

2017 marks the 10th anniversary of IFISC. For this occasion, IFISC will host the conference Crossroads in Complex Systems from 5th - 8th of June, 2017. This conference will feature additional Colloquia of Excellence

Carlos Duarte   5-8 June, 2017

   Carlos Duarte (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology; Thuwal, Saudi Arabia)

   Parsimonious Rules in Complex Marine Ecosystems

Maciej Lewenstein   5-8 June, 2017

   Maciej Lewenstein (ICFO; Barcelona, Spain)

   Quantum Brownian Motion Revisited

Rajarshi Roy   5-8 June, 2017

   Rajarshi Roy (University of Maryland; College Park, USA)

   Seeing the Light – at the end of the tunnel?

Alex Vespignani   5-8 June, 2017

   Alex Vespignani (Northeastern University; Boston, USA) 

   Contagion processes in Complex Systems

Angelo Vulpiani   5-8 June, 2017

   Angelo Vulpiani (University la Sapienza; Rome, Italy)

   Levels of reality in weather forecasting: the lesson by Richardson and von Neumann

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