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Oscillations and Dynamic Instabilities in Chemical Systems (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Chemical Self-Organization Far from Equilibrium


July 16-17, 2016


Stoweflake Conference Center
Stowe, VT


Marcello A. Budroni

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Oscillations and Dynamic Instabilities in Chemical Systems is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present their work and exchange cutting-edge ideas. Some contributions will be selected for talks. The collegial atmosphere of this conference will offer ample space for informal gatherings among peers and the opportunity for non-intimidating discussions with some leading senior scientists from the related area, invited as mentors.

This meeting will focus on pioneering research in the field of self-organization phenomena in out-of-equilibrium systems and reflects the multidisciplinary character of the associated GRC on Oscillations and Dynamic Instabilities in Chemical Systems. Proposed topics include, but are not limited to, theoretical and experimental studies of nonlinear kinetics in chemistry and biology, chemical oscillations, coupled oscillators and synchronization phenomena, spatial pattern formation, chemo-hydrodynamic instabilities, chemo-mechanics, granular materials, multistability phenomena, deterministic chaos, collective behavior, systems chemistry and networks. Special emphasis will be put on how to transpose the fundamental background of nonlinear dynamics and complexity in biological, materials and environmental science.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Oscillations and Dynamic Instabilities in Chemical Systems" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Final Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session: Chemical Communication and Synchronization Phenomena
Discussion Leader: Istvan Kiss (Saint Louis University, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmPunit Parmananda (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India)
"Coupling Mercury Beating Heart (MBH) Systems to Study Transitions in Synchrony and Chimeras States"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmCollective Behaviors and Active Media
Discussion Leaders: Jan Frederik Totz (Technical University of Berlin, Germany) and Annette Taylor (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmMichael Sebek (Saint Louis University, USA)
"Self-Organized Stationary Patterns in Electrochemical Networks of Bistable Reactions"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmSergey Semenov (Harvard University, USA)
"Emergence of Bistability and Oscillations in Biologically Relevant Organic Reaction Networks"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmZhihui Zhang (Florida State University, USA)
"Local Heterogeneities in Cardiac Systems Suppress Turbulence by Generating Multi-Armed Rotors"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmXi Zhao (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
"Exothermicity Is Not Necessary for Substrate-Induced Enhanced Enzyme Diffusion"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amChemo-Hydrodynamic Instabilities and Self-Propelled Motion
Discussion Leaders: Yuichiro Nagatsu (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan) and Veronique Pimienta (IMRCP Laboratory, CNRS UMR 5623, University of Toulouse, France)
9:00 am - 9:20 amLaurence Rongy (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
"Chemically-Induced Marangoni Convection Around Autocatalytic Fronts in Microgravity Conditions"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amRyuta Suzuki (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan)
"Hydrodynamic Interfacial Instability Driven by Partial Miscibility in a Fluid Displacement Process"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amGabor Schuszter (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
"Calcium Carbonate Mineralization in a Confined Geometry"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amFlorian Wodlei (IMRCP Laboratory, CNRS UMR 5623, University of Toulouse, France)
"Self-Pulsations of a Dichloromethane Drop on a Surfactant Containing Aqueous Solution"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmFunctional Materials
Discussion Leaders: Delora Gaskins (Brandeis University, USA) and Federico Rossi (University of Salerno, Italy)
1:30 pm - 1:50 pmBaptiste Blanc (Brandeis University, USA)
"Self-Oscillating Gel Driven by Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction"
1:50 pm - 2:00 pmDiscussion
2:00 pm - 2:20 pmDomenico Bullara (Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems (IFISC), CSIC-UIB, Spain)
"Chemomechanical Oscillations in Reactive Porous Media from Monostable Non-Oscillating Chemical Reactions: A Theoretical Prediction"
2:20 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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