XI Latin American Workshop on
Nonlinear Phenomena


The Conference



The XI edition of LAWNP will be held in Búzios, 05-09 Oct. 2009, in the beautiful region of  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.






A Brief Historical Overview

          This international conference will be the eleventh edition of a series that have gathered, biennially over the past 20 years, physicists and other scientists who focus their work on several aspects of nonlinear phenomena.

          The Latin-American community that works in this rapidly growing area has successfully organized  previous conferences in Arica, Chile (2007), Bariloche, Argentina (2005), Salvador, Brazil (2003), Cocoyoc, Mexico (2001), Cordoba, Argentina (1999), Canela, Brazil (1997), Bariloche, Argentina (1995), Mar del Plata, Argentina (1993), Santiago, Chile (1990) and Mar del Plata, Argentina (1988).


      LAWNP meetings offer a great opportunity for scientists in Latin America, as a forum for scientific interchange of the most recent advances in the field, as well as a crucible promoting scientific collaboration within Latin America and with scientists from other parts of the world.



Topics of Interest

            Nonlinear phenomena are present in a large number of research areas, so that LAWNP conferences typically have a wide scope. Keeping the tradition of previous conferences, but also including new trends, suggested topics are: recent developments in classical and quantum chaos;
instability and bifurcation; cooperative phenomena, self-organization, pattern formation and synchronization;  far-from-equilibrium and fluctuation phenomena; nonlinear fluid dynamics, turbulence, plasmas, complex fluids and granular media; nonlinear optics; non-linear wave propagation and solitons;  nonlinear dynamics of complex systems in natural and social sciences; complex networks and traffic dynamics.




          The conference will consist of plenary lectures, invited talks, oral communications and poster sessions. The timetable foresees three full days of scientific activities (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday), and  morning sessions on Wednesday and Friday. Wednesday afternoon is free. The conference closes at Friday noon.





         Selected works presented in the conference, after going through a refereeing process, will appear in a special issue of the Phil. Trans. of the Royal Soc. A. Furthermore, a second journal (Journal of Physics: Conference Series) will publish the proceedings of the conference, also after the usual refereeing process.