CAMTP was founded by the founding director Professor Marko Robnik
in 1990, when he returned to Slovenia from the Institute of Theoretical
Physics, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA.
With the great moral and financial support of the
Slovenian Government on the one hand, and the operational support
by the Rector Professor Alojz Krizman at the time, the Center
started its scientific research activities in September 1990.
It became an independent research institution and legal entity
in July 1991, but still academically part of the University
of Maribor. Professor Marko Robnik is the director of the
institute since the foundation.
Director of CAMTP: Prof. Marko Robnik.
The main purpose of the Center is to carry out research in
theoretical physics and applied mathematics, mainly in
nonlinear dynamics, and also to educate young researchers, PhD
students, and also to organize scienfitic meetings, mainly
international, but also elite national meetings with strong
international participation. The Center
is small by the number of members but nevertheless very
active, at the moment (September 2012) it has
nine members, from five countries.
left: University of Maribor
right: Central square in Mariborr
So far at CAMTP five PhD students of theoretical
physics have successfully finished their PhD thesis
work, among them 3 Slovenians, one from Greece and
one from Brazil. Two more PhD students of physics
are working at CAMTP towards earning the PhD degree,
and one in mathematics.
One should emphasize the strong international conference activities
of the Center, as it is organizing 2-3 international and
high level or even world top level conferences per year.
Since 1993 the Center has organized more than 42 scientific
conferences and meetings, namely seven series of scientific meetings:
- The international summer schools and conferences
Let's Face Chaos through Nonlinear Dynamics
They started them in 1993, and had 8 so far, every three years,
in Maribor, with two working weeks, with about 80-100 participants
each time. The last one was in 2011, the next one will be
- Japan-Slovenia Seminars on Nonlinear Science
They meet almost every year in Maribor or in Japan, have
typicallly 3 working days in Maribor, and twice three days
in Japan, at various top universities, in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara
and Osaka. Typically about 40-50 participants. So far
there were 13 meetings.
- European Advanced Studies Conferences, organized
in collaboration with Technical University of Munich, Germany,
and the University of Patras, Greece, almost every year,
with 3-4 working days. They had 8 so far.
They take place at various places in Europe.
- SOCRATES Workshops on nonlinear dynamics, so far
they had five, twice in Marburg, Germany, twice in Maribor, Slovenia,
and one in Freiburg, in Germany, each time about 30 participants
for one week, typically.
- Christmas Symposia on Physics, every year since 2002,
so far 10 meetings, the next one will be in December of 2012.
There are three working days and about 45 participants.
- Computer Algebra and Scienfitic Computing, so far
two meetings (2010 and 2012), about 45 participants each time
and three to four working days.
- 1st Out of the Box Conference, 15-17 May 2012,
with the subtitle "Innovative Ways to Improve Culture of
Living", with 30 invited speakers, including three Nobel
Note: Nonlinear Phenomena in Complex Systems (NPCS),
published in Minsk, Belarus, is an international
interdiscplinary quarterly journal, founded in 1998,
with two current Editors-in-Chief, Professors Viatcheslav I. Kuvshinov
and Alexey L. Tolstik.
The journal covers all interdisciplinary
topics in nonlinear science, also physics
and mathematics of complex systems, as its title indicates.
The journal offers also a possibility to publish the
proceedings of conferences in these research fields.
So far proceedings have been published in honour of
Professor Hermann Haken (2003) and Professor Siegfried
Grossmann (2006/7), and many others.
Professor Dr. Marko Robnik CPhys FInstP
--- Director of CAMTP ---
Center for Applied Mathematics
and Theoretical Physics
University of Maribor
Slovenia, European Union
Phone +(386) (2) 2355 350 and 2355 351
Fax +(386) (2) 2355 360
e-mail: [email protected]