Avalanche Dynamics and Precursors of Catastrophic Event (Les Houches, Feb. 2019)

Workshop Announcement: Avalanche Dynamics and Precursors of Catastrophic Event (Les Houches, Feb. 2019)

Dear colleagues

we are writing you to announce the workshop

Avalanche Dynamics and Precursors of Catastrophic Events

Les Houches (France), 4-8 February 2019

The workshop aims at gathering scientists working in varied research topics
involving intermittent behaviours associated to strongly correlated dynamics.

Examples range from the atomic to the tectonic scale, including avalanches in
magnetic materials, superconductors, deformation of glasses, cascades of
rearrangements in soft matter systems, critical dynamics of imbibition fronts
and crack growth; mechanical response of granular and porous media, wood,
and geological flows, such as snow avalanches and earthquakes.

Understanding the complex, nonlinear spatio-temporal response of these systems,
is crucial for physical predictions and for the development of reliable models. Recent
theoretical and experimental progress makes this a timely forum for an interdisciplinary
effort to advance this important emerging research area.

Topics of the workshop include:
Conditions for universality (and non-universal features) in avalanche dynamics
Precursors of catastrophic events
Avalanches in transient dynamics
Depinning and yielding transitions
Instability in solid earth systems
Coarse grained models for avalanche dynamics

Detailed information for participating and submitting an abstract can be found
on the workshop’s website
together with the list of invited speakers.

Inscriptions to the worshop are welcome, those with abstract being favoured.
The deadline for abstract submission is: November 1, 2018

The organizers
Kirsten Martens
Jérôme Weiss
Vivien Lecomte
Lasse Laurson
Stéphane Santucci

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