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StatPhys in Kigali
July 5-6 (School on complex systems/Organized Tour)
July 7-10 (Workshop), 2025

Kigali, College of Sciences and Technology, University of Rwanda

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Scientific background

For the first time a StatPhys satellite meeting is hosted in Africa. From an interdisciplinary perspective, this on-site meeting aims at joining together African and International scientific communities in statistical physics, data science, nonlinear dynamics, and related applications, to provide ground for reciprocal knowledge and cross-fertilization.
Grasping an effective understanding of the behavior of complex systems is recognized as a major strategic issue in the development of modern societies as well as an outstanding challenge to modern physics. Different approaches germinated in statistical physics, data science, and nonlinear dynamics have proven able to provide reliable models to successfully describe a variety of complex evolutions. The goal of the meeting is to bring together scientists from a broad range of fields, willing to exchange their experience in dealing with both fundamental and applicative problems. To favor students' participation, a two-day intense school on complex systems will forego the main workshop.

Topics include

  • Statistical mechanics: Theory, Computing, Experiments
  • Nonlinear dynamical systems
  • Applications: Geoscience, Biophysics,...


Fulvio Baldovin
University of Padova, Italy

Ali Hassanali
International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy

Catherine A. Meriaux
ICTP East African Institute for Fundamental Research under the auspices of UNESCO, Kigali, Rwanda

Joseph Ntahompagaze
Department of Physics, School of Science, University of Rwanda

Enzo Orlandini
University of Padova, Italy

Edgar Roldan
International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy

Flavio Seno
University of Padova, Italy

Hugo Touchette
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa