Biological and Social Networks (SYBN)
The recent observation and study of complex network structures in the
living world surrounding us, sparked an avalanche of research activity in
the physics community. Examples are biology networks, spanning all scales
from molecular communication networks in the genome, via neural networks
to ecological food webs and species relationships. Other examples are the
internet wiring and the World Wide Web, or social networks that range from
email relationships to networks of sexual contacts. Methods from
Theoretical Physics helped in understanding these systems, including new
views on how epidemics spread on network structures, aspects of stability
and robustness of communication networks, and are actively contributing to
understanding the workings of our genome and complex diseases. This
symposium will present a selected overview of this highly active field and
sketch new perspectives for theoretical physics research in
"Epidemic modeling: dealing with complex networks"
"Properties of attractors and relevant nodes in random Boolean networks"
"Physics perspectives on gene regulation"
"Evolution, tinkering and selection in complex networks"
Further contributed talks are possible. Also there is a poster session of
the symposium that will take place in the afternoon (Monday 7th). Please
submit your contributed talks and posters online until November 15th at:
More detailed information: http://www.itp.uni-bremen.de/complex/SYBN.html.