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We are pleased to announce the joint international multidisciplinary workshop MURPHYS-HSFS-2014. The workshop will take place at the Weierstrass Institute (WIAS) in Berlin, Germany, April 7-11, 2014. The workshop will be devoted to mathematical theory and applications of systems with hysteresis and multiple scale systems.

MURPHYS (Multi-Rate Processes and Hysteresis) is the 7th workshop that continues a series of biennial conferences. MURPHYS focuses on multiple scale, singular perturbation, phase transition and hysteresis phenomena occurring in mathematical, physical, economical, engineering and information systems.

HSFS (Hysteresis and Slow-Fast Systems) is the follow-up of a workshop organized in the framework of the Collaborative Research Center 910 (Berlin). HSFS focuses on reaction-diffusion equations with hysteresis, systems with different temporal and spatial scales, and applications to self-organizing nonlinear systems.

Important dates:


Main topics covered in MURPHYS-HSFS-2014:

·        hysteresis phenomena

·        multiple scale systems

·        self-organizing nonlinear systems

·        rate-independent systems and energetic solutions

·        spatially discrete systems

·        singular perturbations

·        noise and fluctuations in systems with memory

·        phase transitions

·        stochastic and coherence resonances

·        applications to physical, chemical, biological, economical, and engineering sciences, in particular (but not restricted to):

elasto-plasticity and mechanical structures, damage processes, magnetic materials, photonics and optoelectronics, energy storage systems, hydrology, ecoepidemiology

This joint workshop is organized by:

Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS)

SFB 910

Collaborative Research Center 910:

Control of self-organizing nonlinear systems:

Theoretical methods and concepts of application

DFG Research Center Matheon Mathematics for key technologies

Free University Berlin

Stefan cel Mare University, Suceava, Romania

University College Cork, Ireland

Main speakers (confirmed only):

  • Markus Bär, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Berlin, Germany
  • Martin Brokate, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
  • Thomas Erneux, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Gary Friedman, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA
  • Leonid Kalachev, University of Montana, Missoula, USA
  • Barbara Kaltenbacher, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Sabine Klapp, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Pavel Krejčí, Institute of Mathematics AS CR, Praha, Czech Republic
  • Isaak Mayergoyz, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
  • Alexander Mielke, Weierstrass Institute, Berlin, Germany
  • Felix Otto, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
  • Eckehard Schöll, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Vladimir Sobolev, Samara State Aerospace University, Russia
  • Jürgen Sprekels, Weierstrass Institute, Berlin, Germany
  • Augusto Visintin, University of Trento, Italy


Invited speakers (confirmed only):

D. Apushkinskaya (Germany), M. Dimian (Romania), M. Eleuteri (Italy), J. Kopfova (Czech Republic), C. Kuehn (Austria), A. Kuznetsov (USA),   A. Marciniak-Czochra (Germany), N. Nefedov (Russia), D. Rachinskii (Ireland/USA),  R. Rossi (Italy), N. Rozow (Russia), S. Sazhin (United Kingdom),  E. A. Shchepakina (Russia), A. Stancu (Romania), U. Stefanelli (Austria)


International steering committee:

E. Benoit (France), M. Brokate (Germany), R. Cross (UK), K. Dahmen (USA), M. Dimian (Romania), M. Eleuteri (Italy), G. Friedman (USA), P. Gurevich (Germany), A. Ivanyi (Hungary), L. Kalachev (USA), O. Klein (Germany), D. Knees (Germany), P. Krejčí (Czech Republic), A. Neishtadt (UK), R. O’Malley (USA), N. Popovic (UK), D. Rachinskii (Ireland/USA), S. Sazhin (England), A. Shchepakina (Russia), V. Sobolev (Russia), S. Tikhomirov (Germany), C. Visone (Italy)

International scientific program committee:  

S. Alonso (Germany), A. Amann (Ireland), P. Andrei (USA), Z. Balanov (USA), M. Brøns (Denmark), D. Flockerzi (Germany), V. Goldshtein (Israel), R. Iyer (USA), A. Korobeinikov (Spain), I. Mayergoyz (USA), A. Mielke (Germany), P. O’Kane (Ireland), J.  Sprekels (Germany), A. Stancu (Romania), M. Thomas (Germany), A. Visintin (Italy)

Co-Chairpersons of MURPHYS-HSFS-2014:


Further information can be found at the website of the workshop:

We look forward to meeting you in Berlin.


Address: WIAS, Dr. Olaf Klein, Mohrenstrasse 39, 10117 Berlin, Germany.

Tel: ++49 (0) 30 20372 533,  Fax: ++49 (0) 30 20372 303