SFINKS is coming to FENS! One day before FENS11, on 30.06.2021, we will organise a warmup event which will be held online. SFINKS@FENS11 is a one-day school for students and early-stage researchers dedicated to various aspects of scientific work and success. The programme includes a quiz on the physics of complex systems (with fabulous prizes 🎉🏅🎉!) and interesting talks by our invited speakers. Stay tuned for more information and a detailed programme, which we will publish soon™. The participation is free - sign up today!

WarmUp Programme

12:30 Registrations and opening
A PhD is not enough ... - how to prepare for a career in academia Petra Rudolf
14:00 Virtual coffee break ☕
Do you know how to write a good paper? Janusz Hołyst
15:15 Quiz
The art of presentation Tomasz Gubiec
16:45 WarmUp closing

Invited Speakers & Talks

  • A PhD is not enough ... - how to prepare for a career in academia [chairman: Piotr Węgrzyn KNOF-UW, University of Warsaw EPS Young Minds Section]

    Petra Rudolf was born in Munich, Germany. She studied Physics at the La Sapienza, University of Rome, where she specialized in Solid State Physics. In 1987 she joined the National Surface Science laboratory TASC INFM in Trieste for the following five years, interrupted by two extended periods in 1989 and 1990/1991 at Bell Labs in the USA, where she started to work on the newly discovered fullerenes. In 1993 she moved to the University of Namur, Belgium where she received her PhD in 1995 and then quickly moved from postdoctoral researcher to lecturer and senior lecturer before taking up the Chair in Experimental Solid State Physics at the University in Groningen in 2003. Her principal research interests lie in the areas of condensed matter physics and surface science, particularly molecular motors, 2D solids, organic thin films and inorganic-organic hybrids. She has published >260 peer-reviewed articles and 32 book chapters. She has guided 34 MSc and 27 PhD students to the successful defense of their theses and supervised 23 postdoctoral research fellows.

    Dr. Rudolf was the President of the European Physical Society (2019-2021) and of the Belgian Physical Society in 2000/2001 and was elected member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering and foreign corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the Institute of Bologna, honorary member of the Italian Physical Society, Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Lid van verdienste of the Dutch Physical Society and Fellow of the American Physical Society. For her work on molecular motors she received the 2007 Descartes Prize of the European Commission. In 2013 she was appointed officer of the Order of Orange Nassau by H.M. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.

  • Do you know how to write a good paper?

    Janusz Hołyst is a full professor at Faculty of Physics of Warsaw University of Technology where leads a lab Physics in Economy and Social Sciences.

    His current research includes simulations of evolving networks, models of collective opinion and emotion formation, econophysics, non-equilibrium statistical physics and data science. He is one of pioneers in applying physical methods to economic and social systems. He was a scientific advisor of 12 completed Ph.D. thesis and his list of publications includes around 170 papers (www.if.pw.edu.pl/˜jholyst ) in peer reviewed journals that have been cited over 5900 times (h-index=38, Google Scholar).

    Hołyst maintains a close research collaboration with several Institutes in Germany, UK, Switzerland, Slovenia, Russia, Singapore and USA where he spent seven years as a Visiting Professor, Fellow of Humboldt Foundation and Guest Scientist.

    He is Main Editor of Physica A, an Associate Editor in Journal of Computational Science and a past Editor of European Physical Journal B and of European Physical Journal Data Science. Hołyst was a coordinator or partner in several EU Projects, e.g. FP7 FET ICT Integrated Project Collective Emotions in Cyberspace (CYBEREMOTIONS, 2009 – 2013, www.cyberemotions.eu) or RENOIR, Reverse Engineering of Social Information Processing (H2020 UE MSCA-RISE, 2016 – 2019, www.renoirproject.eu). He is the President of KRAB - Polish National Council of EU Research Projects Coordinators and a past Chairman of FENS - Physics in Economy and Social Sciences, Division of the Polish Physical Society.

    Selected papers:
    Homophily Based on Few Attributes Can Impede Structural Balance, P. J. Górski , K. Bochenina, J. A. Hołyst , and R. M. D’Souza, Phys. Rev. Lett., 125, 078302, 2020.
    Fast and accurate detection of spread source in large complex networks, R. Paluch, X. Lu, K. Suchecki, B.K. Szymański, Janusz A. Hołyst, Scientific Reports 8 (1), 2508, 2018.
    Cyberemotions: Collective emotions in cyberspace, J.A. Holyst (Ed.), Springer book series Understanding Complex Systems, 2016.

  • The art of presentation

    Tomasz Gubiec obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Warsaw. He received a stipend from the Foundation for Polish Science - program START. He worked as a Fulbright fellow in the group of professor Eugene Stanley at Boston University. Winner of the first prize in the INTER popularization competition organized by the Foundation for Polish Science (https://youtu.be/483guf9phhI). Tomasz Gubiec participated in many courses in the art of presenting, popularizing science, and public engagement. Currently appointed Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Warsaw.

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Organising Committee

  • Jarosław Klamut - jaroslaw.klamut (at) fuw.edu.pl
  • Maciej J. Mrowiński - maciej.mrowinski (at) pw.edu.pl
  • Robert Paluch - robert.paluch (at) pw.edu.pl
  • Grzegorz Siudem - grzegorz.siudem (at) pw.edu.pl

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