4th Workshop and Winter School

We cordially invite you to participate in the 4th CRITICS Workshop and Winter School on “Critical Transitions in Complex Systems: Mathematical theory and applications” to be held in Wöltingerode, Germany, March 5-16, 2018.

This event is part of the activities of the ITN network CRITICS “Critical Transitions in Complex Systems” ( http://www.criticsitn.eu) bringing together scientists in mathematics and applications on progressing the understanding of critical transitions in complex systems ranging from ecology and climate to economic theory.


Winter School, March 5-9, 2018

The meeting starts with a 5-day winter school for doctoral students, young researchers, and interested senior researchers. It consists of three courses featuring lectures and tutorials:

Slow-fast systems

  Christian Kühn  (Technische Universität München)           abstract   

Equation-free approaches for complex systems

  Jens Starke (Universität Rostock)                          abstract   

Numerical methods for stochastic processes

   Kathrin Padberg-Gehle  (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg)   abstract 

More information on the doctoral school will be provided here shortly.


Workshop, March 12-16, 2018

Confirmed invited speakers

  • Wael Bahsoun (U Loughborough, UK)
  • Vasilis Dakos (U Montpellier, France)
  • Michael Dellnitz (U Paderborn, Germany)
  • Henk Dijkstra (U Utrecht, Netherlands)
  • Peter Ditlevsen (Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark)
  • Carsten Hartmann (BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany)
  • Oliver Junge (TU München, Germany)
  • Martin Rasmussen (Imperial College London, UK)
  • Jan Sieber (U Exeter, UK)
  • Carlos Sierra (MPI for Biochemistry, Jena, Germany)
  • Anna von der Heydt (U Utrecht, Netherlands)

Further invitations are pending.


Venue and travel

The CRITICS event will take place at Klosterhotel Wöltingerode ( http://klosterhotel-woeltingerode.de), Goslar, Germany.

How to get there ?

Wöltingerode is a small place close to Goslar and can be reached via train booked online from ( http://www.bahn.com/en/) or at train stations. In eithre ways, the arrival rail station will be Vienenburg.

Remark:  Note that Sparpreis/Saving fares means that your booking is only valid for the specific train connection (there is no possibility of changing the booking!), whereas
Flexpreis allows you to take a different (earlier/later) train.

Please let us know your arrival times in Vienenburg and we will organize transport to the workshop venue for you ☺.

The closest airport is Hannover (travel time via Hannover Main Station about 1:50h).
Major airports in Germany include Berlin-Tegel (2:40-3:00h) and Frankfurt (3:30-4:00h).



Deadline for registration: closed!

How to register: Please send an email with the following information to the organizing committee at critics2018@uni-jena.de:

  • NAME

Registration fees:

Winter School € 900

(arrival Sunday, March 4, 2018 — departure Saturday, March 10, 2018)

Workshop € 900

(arrival Sunday, March 11, 2018 — departure Saturday, March 17, 2018)

Winter School & Workshop €1450

(arrival Sunday, March 4, 2018 — departure Saturday, March 17, 2018)

The registration fee covers participation in the scientific and non-scientific program as well as single room and board at the Klosterhotel Wöltingerode.



Scientific committee

Michael Dellnitz (Universität Paderborn)

Ulrike Feudel (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg)

Jeroen Lamb (Imperial College London)

Ilya Pavlyukevich (Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena)

Egbert van Nes (Wageningen University & Research)


Organizing committee

Gabriel Fuhrmann (Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena)

Tobias Jäger (Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena)

Moussa Ndour (Technische Universität Dresden)

Kathrin Padberg-Gehle (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg)

Flavia Remo (Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena)


Contact: critics2018@uni-jena.de