Workshop on Long-range Interactions and Synchronization

May 28-31, 2018

São Paulo, Brazil


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Studies of synchronization in non-linear dynamical systems and of the physics of long-range interacting statistical systems have been pursued in parallel, albeit with not much overlap, by the communities of dynamical and statistical physicists.  In recent years, it has become increasingly evident that much of the issues and the techniques addressed and developed in one community could prove to be particularly useful to the other community, a reason being that both the communities eventually study the emergence and stability of collective modes in the dynamics of many-body complex systems. Examples include the kinetic theory of long-range interacting systems couched in the form of the Vlasov and the Lenard-Balescu equation, the dynamical reduction to low-dimensional systems in the form of the Ott-Antonsen ansatz for synchronizing systems.

This workshop aims to bring together statistical physicists and dynamical physicists to discuss common aspects of long-range and synchronizing systems, addressing both fundamental techniques (large deviations theory, kinetic theory, dimensional reduction, equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical physical aspects, etc) and applications (networks, light-matter interactions, etc).  There is no registration fee.


  • Shamik Gupta (Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, India)
  • Romain P. M. Bachelard (Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil)
  • Tarcísio Marciano da Rocha Filho (Universidade de Brasília, Brazil)


Speakers and Participants

General introduction, tools and methods

  • Celia Anteneodo (PUC-Rio, Brazil): Synchronization: interplay between range of the interactions and time delay
  • Mustansir Barma (TCIS, India): Stochastic Evolution of Interacting Particle Systems
  • Julien Barré (Université d’Orléans, France): Large Deviations, long-range interactions and synchronization
  • Alessandro Campa (ISS, Italy): The derivation of kinetic equations: main physical aspects
  • Shamik Gupta (Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, India): Equilibrium statistical mechanics
  • Michael Kastner (Stellenbosch University, South Africa): Quantum long-range systems
  • Arkady Pikovsky (University of Potsdam, Germany): Hierarchy of synchronization models
  • Tarcisio M. Rocha Filho (University of Brasilia, Brazil): Simulating long-range systems on a GPU
  • Stefano Ruffo (SISSA, Italy): Long-range interacting systems (IFT-Colloquium), Systems with long-range interactions: equilibrium properties (talk1), Systems with long-range interactions: dynamical properties (talk2)

Applications & Experiments

  • Romain Bachelard (Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil): Long-range interactions in light scattering
  • Hugues Chaté (CEA, France): Synchronization and long-range interactions in dense bacterial suspensions
  • Robin Kaiser (University of Nice, France): Long range dipole dipole coupling in cold atoms: from Anderson Localisation to Dicke subradiance and back
  • Erik A. Martens (Technical University of Denmark): Chimera states in modular networks
  • Giovanna Morigi (Saarland University, Germany): Collective dynamics of atomic ensembles due to long-range optomechanical forces
  • Oleh Omel’chenko (WIAS, Berlin, Germany): Chimera states in spatially extended systems with nonlocal coupling
  • Antonio Politi (University of Aberdeen, UK): Chaotic collective dynamics in the presence of long-range interactions
  • Ram Ramaswamy (JNU, India): Patterns of synchrony in modular networks of coupled oscillators
  • Ricardo Viana (Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil): Synchronization in populations of oscillators with coupling mediated by the diffusion of a chemical substance
  • Anna Zakharova (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany): Chimera patterns: interplay of dynamics, structure, noise, and delay


  • Carolina Arruda Moreira (Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin): Synchronization induced by external forces in modular networks
  • David Métivier (Los Alamos National Laboratory): Bifurcations in Vlasov and Kuramoto equations
  • Demian Levis (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne): Activity induced synchronization
  • Fabiano Alan Serafim Ferrari (U. Fed. dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri): A network of networks model to study phase synchronization using structural connection matrix of human brain 
  • Gabriela Petrungaro (Instituto de Investigacion en Biomedicina de Buenos Aires): Mobility-induced persistent chimera states
  • Gloria Cecchini (University of Aberdeen): Reconstruction of oscillatory systems: the impact of local network characteristics
    on the probabilities of false positive and false negative conclusions about links
  • Maxime Lucas (University of Florence): Synchronisation in coupled oscillators with time-varying parameters
  • Pau Clusella Cobero (University of Aberdeen): Dynamical invariance on complex networks
  • Renato Pakter (Instituto de Física – UFRGs): Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics of two dimensional vortex systems
  • Xianqin Shi (CEA-Saclay, France & Soochow Univ., China): Bacterial active nematics driven by long-range hydrodynamic interactions
  • Yan Levin (Instituto de Física, UFRGS): Stability and self-organization of planetary systems
  • Zolacir T. de Oliveira Jr. (Exact and Tecnological Sciences Dept):  Velocity distribution for the non identical particle Hamiltonian means field model


  • Jonas Ferreira de Oliveira (Universidade Federal de Goiás): Recovering synchronization in the Kuramoto Model
  • Lydiane Ferreira de Souza (UnB): Many-body homogeneous one-dimensional self-gravitating systems do not relax to
    thermodynamic equilibrium
  • María Florencia Carusela (Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento): Energy transport in coupled chains with long-range interparticle interactions
  • Noel Araujo Moreira (IFSC-USP): Anderson Localization of Light and Multifractality
  • Suzana Ester R. J. de Oliveira (Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz): What does virialization mean?
  • Tiago Santiago do Espirito Santo (IFSC-USP): Quantum effects in the cooperative scattering of light by ultracold dilute atomic




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Program & List of Abstracts

WORKSHOP PROGRAM: PDF updated on May 28, 2018

LIST OF ABSTRACTS:  PDF updated on May 23, 2018


Workshop on Long-range Interactions and Synchronization

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