Center for Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
University of Maribor, Slovenia
European Advanced Studies Conferences
The European Advanced Studies Conferences have been initiated
by Priv.-Doz. Dr. Andreas Ruffing of the Munich University of Technology
and Professor Marko Robnik of CAMTP, University of Maribor, Slovenia.
Later on (at Novacella 2003) also Professor Tassos Bountis of the
University of Patras, Greece, has joined them.
They are the main coordinators of the entire series of conferences,
whilst the main organizer of each event always is the local organizer,
as the main director. The beginning was just a series of independent
small size conferences, and as the success and the tradition evolved
we decided to give them a name, and started to think systematically
about their future profile. The main characteristic is the scientific
high level and the European dimensions.
Currently the Members of the Board of Directors are:
- Professor Dr. Tassos Bountis, University of Patras, Greece
- Professor Dr. Saber Elaydi, Trinity University, San Antonio, USA
- Professor Dr. Siegfried Grossmann, University of Marburg, Germany
- Professor Dr. Francisco Marcellan, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
- Professor Dr. Marko Robnik, University of Maribor, CAMTP, Slovenia
- Priv.-Doz. Dr. Andreas Ruffing, Munich University of Technology, Germany
The first one was in Bexbach, Germany, in October 2000, the second one
was in Otocec, Slovenia, in October 2001, the third one was
in Trakoscan, Croatia, in May 2002, and Novacella (May 2003)
is the fourth one on the following list:
- 2000 EASC1 Bexbach, Germany
- 2001 EASC2 Otocec, Slovenia
- 2002 EASC3 Trakoscan, Croatia
- 2003 EASC4 Novacella, Italy
- 2004 EASC5 Patras and Ancient Olympia, Greece
- 2005 EASC6 Maribor, Slovenia
- 2006 EASC7 Homburg, Germany
- 2014 EASC8 Homburg/Saar, Germany
The EAS Conferences are meant to be small size conferences,
concentrating on variety of topics in theoretical physics and mathematics,
but strongly interdisciplinary, mainly in the fields of
nonlinear dynamics, synergetics and complex systems.
They are characterized by the four basic principles:
The European Advanced Studies Conferences
thus have already quite respectable tradition.
Our main ideology, again, is "excellent science
and culture in united Europe", not just European Union.
We do believe that this is becoming some kind of
a movement. It is also one step further towards making science depend on
governments as little as possible.
- High level science, which is reflected in the names of the main
invited speakers, the plenary speakers, and also of other participants.
- European spirit, not only within the frame of European Union,
but rather the entire Europe, that is what we might call European House.
This is intended not to unite against somebody outside Europe, but
to unite in the mutual respect of all European cultures.
- Special attention to young scientists, promoting them
in a friendly atmosphere, to enable them to present
their scientific work, results, and get in touch with colleagues
internationally, to receive some new inspirations.
- Financial independence, in the sense that each time,
for each EAS Conference, we find funds from another institution,
thus not being dependent too much on a particular institution or
government, and certainly not on a special political movement.
This ensures our intellectual, scientific and cultural liberties.
Here the role of the local organizer, the main director, to provide
the basic funding, is essential.