50 Years of Excitable Media:
From Theory to Applications

International Symposium
June 30 - July 2, 2019
Göttingen, Germany

Early seminal work on excitable media dates back to 1946 when N. Wiener and A. Rosenblueth described and analyzed cardiac arrhythmias by means of a network of excitable elements, followed by experiments on pattern formation in oscillatory chemical reactions by B.P. Belousov in 1959, that were extended to two dimensional patterns by A.M. Zhabotinsky and A.N. Zaikin in 1970. In the 1960s and 1970s other pioneers of the field like V.I. Krinski and A.T. Winfree pointed out the analogy of spiral waves in the BZ reaction and the propagation of electrical excitation in various biological tissues, including myocardium, and provided groundbreaking experimental and theoretical studies of dynamical properties of excitable media.

Since then, excitable systems have been identified and investigated in many scientific fields including physics, chemistry, biology, neuroscience, medicine, and social sciences. Although being different in many aspects, all excitable systems share similar underlying mechanisms of excitability, show similar phenomena, and, last but not least, can be described by similar mathematical models. Therefore, the goal of this symposium is to bring together researchers working on excitable media in different fields to share their results and their visions of new applications (e.g., in life sciences). Applications to cardiac arrhythmias will be highlighted in a special session on arrhythmia control in collaboration with the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK).

The symposium will take place at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen, Germany.

Timeline

 
 
 
 
 
June 14, 2019

Abstracts Submission Deadline

 
 
 
 
 
June 14, 2019

Registration Deadline

 
 
 
 
 
June 17, 2019

Notification of Acceptance

 
 
 
 
 
June 20, 2019

Payment Deadline

 
 
 
 
 
June 30, 2019
13.30 – 18.30

Scientific Program

Day 1 — Oscillations and waves in excitable media

 
 
 
 
 
July 1, 2019
9.00 – 21.00

Scientific Program

Day 2 — Excitation waves in cardiac tissue

 
 
 
 
 
July 2, 2019
9.00 – 18.00

Scientific Program

Day 3 — DZHK-Session: Control of cardiac arrhythmia

Speakers

Rubin Aliev

Inst. of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics, Pushchino (Russia)

Sergio Alonso

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)

Oleg Aslanidi

King’s College London (UK)

Markus Bär

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)

Oliver Bernus

Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 (France)

Vadim Biktashev

University of Exeter (UK)

Irina Biktasheva

University of Liverpool (UK)

Tobias Brügmann

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany)

Philip Bittihn

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (Germany)

Eberhard Bodenschatz

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (Germany)

Jan Christoph

University Medical Center Göttingen (Germany)

Richard Clayton

University of Sheffield (UK)

Blas Echebarria

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)

Igor Efimov

The George Washington University (USA)

Jörg Enderlein

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany)

Emilia Entcheva

The George Washington University (USA)

Simonetta Filippi

University of Rome (Italy)

Roman Grigoriev

Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)

Azam Gholami

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (Germany)

Leon Glass

McGill University (Canada)

Alexey Glukhov

University of Wisconsin (USA)

Marcus Hauser

Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg (Germany)

Marcel Hörning

University of Stuttgart (Germany)

Valentin Krinski

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (Germany)

Boris Malomed

Tel Aviv University (Israel)

Rupamanjari Majumder

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (Germany)

Cristina Masoller

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)

Alexander Medvinsky

Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)

Alberto Pérez Muñuzuri

University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

Niels Otani

Rochester Institute of Technology (USA)

Alexander Panfilov

Genth University (Belgium)

Daniël Pijnappels

Leiden University Medical Center (Netherlands)

Arkady Pikovsky

University of Potsdam (Germany)

Alain Pumir

École normale supérieure de Lyon (France)

Claudia Richter

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (Germany)

Eckehard Schöll

Technical University of Berlin (Germany)

Alena Talkachova

University of Minnesota (USA)

Alexander Teplenin

Leiden University Medical Centre (Netherlands)

Yong Wang

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (Germany)

Callum Zgierski-Johnston

Medical Center - University of Freiburg (Germany)

Henggui Zhang

The University of Manchester (UK)

Wolfram Zimmermann

University Medical Center Göttingen (Germany)

Scientific Advisory Board

Arkady Pertsov

State University of New York Upstate Medical University (USA)

Alexander Panfilov

Genth University (Belgium)

Eberhard Bodenschatz

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (Germany)

Local Organizing Committee

Stefan Luther

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization

Vladimir Zykov

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization

Alexei Krekhov

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization

Yvonne Mühe

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization

Ulrich Parlitz

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization

Contact