June 3 - June 28, 2013 at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
The Complex Systems Summer School offers an intensive four week introduction to complex behavior in mathematical, physical, living, and social systems for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the sciences and social sciences. The school is for participants who seek background and hands-on experience to help them prepare to conduct interdisciplinary research in areas related to complex systems.
The program consists of an intensive series of lectures, laboratories, and discussion sessions focusing on foundational ideas, tools, and current topics in complex systems research. These include nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation, scaling theory, information theory and computation theory, adaptation and evolution, network structure and dynamics, adaptive computation techniques, computer modeling tools and specific applications of these core topics to various disciplines. In addition, participants will formulate and carry out team projects related to topics covered in the program.
All activities will be conducted in English. Participants are expected to attend the entire session.
Applicants are welcome from all countries. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Enrollment is limited.
Tuition for the program is $3,500 and is inclusive of participation, course materials, accommodations and meals. Students are responsible for their travel costs.
Housing is in single or double occupancy dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms and is available from June 2 arrival through June 29 departure. Participants who wish to arrive before or stay after these dates must arrange for other accommodations on their own.
Additional information regarding logistics, faculty, and program schedule can be found on the CSSS
Applications are accepted from graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in any discipline. Some background in science and mathematics (including multi-variate calculus and linear algebra) is required. Proficiency in English is also required.
In addition to completing an online application:
A current CV. Include a clear description of your current educational or professional status, and a list of publications, if any.
A statement of your current research interests and comments about why you wish to attend the school (suggested length: one to two pages).
Two letters of recommendation from scholars who know your work. The letters should be sent independently of your application. Please inform your recommenders that an email from "myreviewroom.com" will be sent to them with their password and instructions for uploading their letter of reference into your application file. IT IS THE APPLICANT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT THE LETTERS HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED BY THE JANUARY 23 DEADLINE.
We will be accepting online applications for the 2013 Complex Systems Summer School beginning November 1, 2012.
Online application site is open from November 1, 2012 through January 7, 2013. The deadline for letters of recommendation is January 23, 2013. No late applications will be accepted. Applicants will be notified by e-mail regarding the status of their applications in early March, 2013.
For further information, please contact or Juniper Lovato at (505) 946-2726.
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