Meetings/Workshops on Complex Systems, Chaos and Self-Organisation in Italy
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The Mechanics of Cell Aggregates: Experiments and Models
03 Sep 2019 - 06 Sep 2019 • Turin, Italy
The interest in cell aggregates is nowadays undergoing a strong acceleration because of the coincidence of technical advancements and experimental insights that excite theoretical challenges. In this respect, systems of great relevance are multicellular spheroids, where it is now possible to locally measure stress and fluid flow within the aggregate, thereby opening the path to quantitative theories to explain the role of mechanics in cell proliferation and motility. There is a well supported evidence that mechanical forces interfere with the development of solid tumors and arrest their proliferation. The coupling between cell mechanics, fluid flows, extra-cellular matrix and cell proliferation is however not trivial: malignant cells exhibit a complex rheology that accompanies an elusive mechanobiological feedback. Intriguingly, the role of fluid flows and stress is understood to be crucial in other cell aggregates, of completely different functionality: embryos exploit mechanics to generate shape and function, both in producing displacement such as lumen formation and in signaling cell-to-cell mutual positions and orientations.
tumor spheroids, embryos, single cell mechanics, monolayers, collective cell migration
nes2019 — New Trends in Nonequilibrium Stochastic Multistable Systems and Memristors
18 Oct 2019 - 21 Oct 2019 • Erice, Italy
The Conference, while focusing on memristors, fits the general context of complex systems, metastability, and the constructive role of noise in nonlinear systems. The Conference indeed brings together leading experts and research groups, working on the development of memristors as building blocks for quantum and neuromorphic computing, but it is also addressed to scientists interested in the challenging problems connected with the dynamics of nonequilibrium multistable systems and memristor devices, from both theoretical and experimental point of view. The Conference will be a discussion forum to promote new ideas in this promising research field, concerning stochastic nonlinear models, phase transitions phenomena in memristive devices, control of memory lifetime, and memcomputing. The Course “New Trends in Nonequilibrium Stochastic Multistable Systems and Memristors” belongs to the International Workshop Series on New Trends in Nonequilibrium Systems.
memristor, memristive materials, memcomputing, multistable systems, multistability, nonlinear systems, stochastic processes, noise, phase transitions phenomena
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Last updated: 05 June 2019