Dynamics Days Digital 2020

Dynamics Days Europe is a series of major international conferences founded in the 1980's to provide a European forum for developments in the applications of and theory for dynamics. For over 40 years, it has been bringing together researchers from a wide range of backgrounds including physics, biology, engineering and mathematics for interdisciplinary research in nonlinear science.

Dynamics Days Digital 2020 (DDD2020) is an online event that is planned to take place on 24-27 August 2020 from 14:00 to 20:00 (GMT+2). Note that time may be subject to small changes. The next physical Dynamics Days Europe conference will take place in Nice in summer 2021.

DDD2020 will include plenary talks, invited minisymposia, a limited number of contributed talks, and posters.

Confirmed plenary speakers (more may be added in due course)

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Proposals for contributions can be submitted within the 12th of July at 23:59, using this form.


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Tentative Programme

14:00–15:40 MS01
Network dynamics in biological systems

Organised by Christian Bick and Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova
New Twists on Reaction-Diffusion Phenomena

Organised by Andrew Krause
Symmetry breaking in collective behavior: swarming, flocking and chimeras

Organised by Shashi Thutupalli
Smooth ergodic theory

Organised by Wael Bahsoun
15:40–16:10 Break
16:10–17:50 MS05
Multiple Scales in Mathematical Neuroscience

Organised by Helmut Schmidt
Coordination of biological processes via traveling waves

Organised by Lendert Gelens
Dynamics of complex networks: from nature to technology

Organised by Ralph Gregor Andrzejak and Eckehard Schöll
Non-autonomous dynamics and applications

Organised by Iacopo Longo
18:00–19:00 Welcome and plenary Talk
Nancy Kopell

Brain Rhythms and Their Interactions
19:00– Virtual pubs

Tuesday the 25th of August (times are GMT+2, Amsterdam time, time converter)

14:00–15:40 MS09
Data-based analysis of complex dynamical systems

Organised by Yannick De Decker, Felix Dietrich, and Constantinos Siettos
Contributed session 01
Contributed session 02
Contributed session 03
15:40–16:00 Break
16:00–17:00 Posters Session 1
17:00–18:00 Plenary Talk
Corinna Ulcigrai

“Slow chaos”, from polygonal billiards to surface flows
18:00–19:00 Posters Session 2
19:00– Virtual pubs

Wednesday the 26th of August (times are GMT+2, Amsterdam time, time converter)

14:00–15:40 MS10
Complex dynamics in biological and synthetic cells

Organised by Philip Bittihn
Nonlinear wave patterns in biology

Organised by Carsten Beta
Complex network approaches for modelling system dynamics

Organised by Debora Correa, Michael Small, Thomas Stemler, Thomas Jungling, and Thomas Lymburn
Dynamic properties from observations - mathematical methods and applications

Organised by Anna Dittus, Konstantinos Spiliotis, and Jens Starke
15:40–16:10 Break
16:10–17:50 MS14
Modelling the dynamics of Covid–19 pandemic

Organised by Lucia Russo and Nico Stollenwerk
Stochastic Oscillators

Organised by James MacLaurin
Dimensional Reduction Methods for Coupled Oscillator Networks: Future directions

Organised by Erik Andreas Martens
Data-driven modeling of stochastic nonlinear dynamics: theory and computing

Organised by Fei Lu and Kevin Lin
18:00–19:00 Plenary Talk
Albert-László Barabási

Network Medicine: From Cellular Networks to Drug Repurposing for COVID–19
19:00– Virtual pubs

Thursday the 27th of August (times are GMT+2, Amsterdam time, time converter)

14:00–15:40 CS04
Contributed session 04
Contributed session 05
Contributed session 06
Contributed session 07
15:40–16:10 Break
16:10–17:50 CS08
Contributed session 08
Contributed session 09
Contributed session 10
Contributed session 11
18:00–19:00 Plenary Talk
Andrew Stuart

Ensemble Kalman Inversion As A Dynamical System

Organising Committee

Contact the organising committee via email dynamicsdaysdigital2020@gmail.com

Scientific Committee


We are grateful to Springer for sponsoring the DDD2020 poster prize. We acknowledge support from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and from the Technical University of Munich which provided Zoom Webinar licenses.