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Winter School in Network Theory and Applications

Warwick Mathematics Institute

WARWICK Centre for Complexity Science

CABDyN Complexity Centre, University of Oxford

5-8 January 2011

All talks will take place in MS.02 (Zeeman Building)

Organisers: Colm Connaughton (Warwick), Stefan Grosskinsky (Warwick) and Eduardo Lopez (Oxford)

On Arrival:

  • Accommodation: please refer to the email that has been sent to you with detailed instructions. A map of Warwick campus can be found here.
  • Registration: open from 9:30 on Jan 5th in B1.37, just across the Maths Common Room where we have the welcome coffee. Rooms are sign posted, the Zeeman Building is number 37 on the campus map.
  • Food: Many meals are provided (see programme), for additional meals see here for locations on campus and here for opening hours.


Programme is available here and will be updated as the schedule crystallises.

Programme Poster(PDF Document)

Scientific focus:

A network is simply a collection of nodes and a set of edges linking them. A diverse range of phenomena in physics, biology, social sciences and beyond can be naturally modeled as a network. The neural structure of the brain, networks of protein-protein interactions, social networks and the Internet provide clear and commonly cited examples. When the abilty of a network to encode static connections between entities is combined with dynamics defined on that network, the modeling power of this developing field becomes immense.

This winter school will provide a pedagogical introduction to network theory and dynamics with an emphasis on practical algorithms and applications across a range of disciplines. Lectures will be aimed at graduate students in mathematics, complexity science and related disciplines. There will also be a number of research talks which will give students an insight into the cutting edge of research in the field and provide an opportunity to stimulate discussion and an exchange of ideas among the experts.


Invited lecturers:

Thomas House (Warwick) Introduction to network statistics

Marc Timme (Göttingen) Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Complex (Neural) Networks

Eduardo Lopez (Oxford) Computational tools for network research: from real to random and from static to dynamic

Ginestra Bianconi (Northeastern) Evolution of networks and biological evolution

(Abstracts can be found here.)

Research talks:

Mark Fricker (Oxford)

Amin Coja-Oghlan (Warwick)

Renaud Lambiotte (Imperial)

Elizabeth Leicht (Oxford)

Michael Gastner (Imperial)

David Croydon (Warwick)




Travel and accommodation:

The school will take place at the University of Warwick in the modern and comfortable Zeeman building housing the Warwick Mathematics Institute, Department of Statistics and Warwick Centre for Complexity Science. Accommodation will be available on campus through a combination of shared self-catering houses (about 12 pounds per person per night) and ensuite bedrooms (55 pounds per night including breakfast). We have limited funds available to support PhD students wishing to attend from outside Warwick.

Poster session

There will be a poster session on Thursday evening during which food and drinks will be provided. We encourage participants (in particular students) to bring a poster related to the school's topic. This provides an opportunity to present your research and engage in discussions with experts in the field in an informal atmosphere. If you plan to bring a poster please tick the appropriate box on the registration page. Participants who bring posters will be given priority for financial support.


Deadline for registrations Dec 10 2010.

Please register here. Registration is free and all meals included in the programme will be provided to participants free of charge.

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See also:
Mathematics Research Centre
Mathematical Interdisciplinary Research at Warwick (MIR@W)
Past Events 
Past Symposia 

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