Proposals for Seminars & Workshops

A central task of mpipks and the Visitors Program is to conduct international workshops and seminars, connoting an outstanding role within the Max Planck Society. Priority is given to frontier subjects which develop rapidly and to new interdisciplinary topics. The institute runs focus workshops (2 - 3 days), workshops (1 week) and seminars (2 weeks - 3 months). The activities cover all research areas related to physics of complex systems.

Successful applicants and the participants of the seminar/workshop benefit from experienced local organizers, office space, computing facilities, a well-stocked library, accommodation and catering on-site. The seminar/workshop is naturally integrated in the scientific and social life of the institute, which fosters discussions and collaborations with the local scientists and research groups.

For information on how to prepare a seminar/workshop proposal, please see our guidelines. Proposals are reviewed by an external ad-hoc committee.

Deadline for the submission of proposals for the year 2019 is June 30, 2017.

Post-deadline proposals can be considered as well, depending on availability of funding and slots. Please see the current program for slots already assigned.

Submit a seminar or workshop proposal


Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems

Dr. Michael Genkin
Visitors Program
Nöthnitzer Straße 38
01187 Dresden, Germany

phone: +49 (351) 871-1935
mail: visitors[at]pks.mpg(dot)de