5th CRITICS Workshop


The 2018 CRITICS Summer Workshop will take place at University College Cork (UCC), Cork, Ireland, during 27-31 August 2018.

The Theme
The theme of the workshop is Critical transitions or Tipping points. The main focus of the meeting is on characterizing and predicting the occurrence of sudden and unexpected changes in the state of complex systems that are triggered by small and slow changes in changing external trends or inputs.  The topics will range from mathematical theory of critical transitions to examples from the natural world (e.g. climate, biology, ecology), technology and society.

Invited Speakers:
Chris K.R.T. Jones (University of North Carolina)
Edgar Knobloch (University of California, Berkley)
Marten Scheffer (Wageningen University)
Didier Sornette (ETH Zürich)

Organising Committee:
Chun Xie (University College Cork)
Peter Ashwin (University of Exeter)
Sebastian Wieczorek (University College Cork)

Key Dates:
Workshop registration deadline: TBC
Accommodation booking for Kingsley Hotel before: July 1st
Accommodation booking for River Lee Hotel before: July 27th
Workshop: Monday 27 Aug – Friday 31 Aug 2018