Dynamical complexity in Astrophysical contexts

February 6 – 10, 2023

This interdisciplinary workshop gathers together experts of galaxy evolution and accretion on compact objects and statistical physicists experts of complex dynamical systems. We want to stimulate interdisciplinary discussion through a mix of talks with ample time for discussion, and workshop-style afternoons. The plan is to discuss applications of statistical methods developed in the context of complex dynamical systems to astrophysical contexts such as black hole accretion disk/wind systems, gas accretion on galaxy and cluster of galaxy scales, star-formation histories in galaxies. We will discuss the best approaches to the analysis of these three broad contexts and the identification of other potential astrophysical contexts where the methods developed in statistical mechanics can provide interesting results.

Reference webpage: https://indico.ict.inaf.it/event/2307/.

Scientific organizers:

  • Fabrizio Fiore (INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste)
  • Paolo Tozzi (INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri)
  • Massimo, Max, Gaspari (University of Princeton)
  • Alfredo Luminari (INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma)
  • Lucilla De Arcangelis (Università della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”)

Other participants at IFPU:

  • Lapo Casetti (Università di Firenze)
  • Nicolò Defenu (Institut für Theoretische Physik, ETH Zürich)
  • Pierfrancesco Di Cintio (CNR-ISC)
  • Fabio Fontanot (INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste)
  • Hans Herrmann (Universidade Federal do Ceará)
  • Stavro Ivanovski (INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste)
  • Eugenio Lippiello (Università della Campania)
  • Valeria Olivares (University of Kentucky)
  • Thomas Pasini (University of Hamburg)
  • Stefano Ruffo (SISSA)
  • Stefano Zapperi (Università di Milano)