2009 Complex Systems:
Summer School -
Characterizing and Modeling Complex Systems
at the UAF Center for Complex Systems Studies

August 3-4, 2009

A bull moose enjoying lunch north of Fairbanks



Agenda now here!

(pdf file)

Winter sunset over the Alaska Range viewed from the University




Natural Science Facility
picture taken by J. Hagen

2009 Complex Systems Summer School

We are pleased to announce a third (hopefully) annual Fairbanks Summer School on Complex Systems. This year the summer school will be an introduction to characterizing and modeling complex systems in all areas of science and social science. Special emphasis will be on common features in complex systems and the development of techniques aimed at characterizing the dynamics of these systems.

The two-day summer school will directly precede our 4th Dynamics of Complex Systems conference and all summer school students are encouraged to participate in the conference. The school will be a mix of lectures and hands on analysis with the participants looking at real data (attendees are welcome to bring their own data) and simple models.

It will be held August 3-4 in the Reichardt Building on the campus of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. A campus map is shown here.

Details about the schedule and lectures will be coming soon.

The school will be structured around a series of lectures with some computer lab time. We also plan on having extensive time available for discussion, both formal and informal. We hope that this format will stimulate interdisciplinary learning and collaboration.

Important Deadlines
Application July 17 (You will be informed of selection by July 27)



Registration/Application - DEADLINE JULY 17
Please complete the registration form and submit via fax, email, or snail mail to Karina Possenti fyccss@uaf.edu by July 17.

Organizing Committee
David Newman, Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks
Raul Sanchez, ORNL
Renate Wackerbauer, UAF

Barbara Drossel - Technical University of Darmstadt
Kurths - Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
David Newman - UAF
Raul Sanchez - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Renate Wackerbauer - UAF

Summer school schedule (note -lectures only on Monday and tuesday this year) pdf

Related Meetings
Dynamics of Complex Systems: Viewing the World from a New Perspective August 5-7

Weather and Light
In late July the average high temperatures in Fairbanks are in the upper 60's and low 70's F (19-25 C) and the average lows are in the 50's F (10-13 C). Also at that time of year the sun is above the horizon much of the time in Fairbanks, with sunset after 9 PM and sunrise before 4:30 AM

Travel Information
General travel information

Hotel reservations: Rooms are in short supply over the summer, so make your reservations as soon as possible.


The Alaska Range in the summer as seen from Fairbanks

Denali Looming viewed from Fairbanks


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