18-20 Octobre 2010 - Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, Bordeaux
The “Non-Linear Dynamics and Self-Organisation in Chemical Systems” workshop is a wonderful opportunity to bring together the international community working in the field of non-linear dynamics and pattern formation in far from equilibrium chemical systems.
This three-day workshop, organised in honour of Jacques Boissonade and Patrick De Kepper, will intently focus on presenting envisioned trends and emerging perspectives in this most lively area of research. Jacques Boissonade and Patrick De Kepper have both joined in 1973 the group of non-linear chemical dynamics newly founded by Pr. A. Pacault at the Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, a laboratory of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) located on the Bordeaux University campus.
Except for short periods, they have continued all their career in this laboratory and kept up a strong scientific collaboration in the study of oscillating reactions, nonequilibrium reaction-diffusion patterns, and, more recently, chemomechanics : Whereas J. Boissonade developed theoretical concepts and numerical simulations based on nonlinear dynamics, P. De Kepper devoted himself to the chemical and the experimental aspects, developing for this purpose a number of original open reactors and devices.
High-profile speakers have been called for to illustrate the deep cross-disciplinarity of the field and will be delivering over 20 plenary talks on topics ranging from chemistry to mathematics, non-linear physics and biology-related problems :
In order to maximize fruitful exchanges between participants and preserve a true workshop atmosphere, there will be a permanent poster session, large times for discussions, and attendance will be purposely limited.