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DECEMBER 1-3, 2021.


Selected papers are published in "Chaos" Journal



We are pleased to announce the 2nd International Workshop on Statistical Physics in Antofagasta, Chile, from 1st to 3rd December 2021.

This international event is the second organized by us. We invite physicists and other scientists who lead their work towards several topics on statistical physics to participate, sending their contributions and subscribing to the event.

The main topics are:

  • Statistical mechanics and Fundamentals

  • Systems out of equilibrium

  • Nonlinear phenomena

  • Dynamical systems

  • Complex systems

  • Interdisciplinary research

The conference will be onsite/online:  Onsite for participants in Antofagasta and via ZOOM for participants outside Antofagasta and is composed by plenary talks, invited speakers, contributed talks and posters. Active participation from young scientists is strongly encouraged.

For onsite participants, the conference will take place in the physics department of Universidad Catolica del Norte (Av. Angamos 0610, Antofagasta, Chile).

This conference will be held in english.




Jürgen Kurths

(born 11 March 1953 in Arendsee/Altmark) is a German physicist and mathematician. He is Senior Advisor at  Research Department 4 “Complexity Science” at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and Professor and Senior Advisor at Humboldt University Berlin, and a chair for Complex Systems Biology at the Institute for Complex Systems and Mathematical Biology at Kings College, Aberdeen University (UK).  He is an expert in theoretical physics, complex systems science, and applications to the Earth system, infrastructure (e.g., power grids), the human brain, and other systems characterized by a high degree of complexity and nonlinearity.

Constantino Tsallis

Is emeritus researcher at the Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas, (CBPF-RJ, Brasil) founder of the National Institute of Science and Technology for Complex Systems, and external professor at the Santa Fe Institute. He holds a doctorat d’État ès Sciences Physiques from the University of Paris-Orsay. He is doctor honoris causa from various universities in Latin America and Europe, member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Mexico Prize laureate. He has supervised over forty PhD and master theses, and delivered over one thousand of invited lectures around the world. He published in 1988 a proposal of generalization of the Boltzmann-Gibbs statistical mechanics on the basis of nonadditive entropies. This idea is since then being worldwide explored. Prof. Tsallis´ contributions have received over 21,000 ISI citations (6,000 of them for his 1988 paper), which currently makes him one among the most cited scientists of all times in Latin America.


Ronald Dickman

Ronald Dickman has a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Hunter College, City University of New York (CNUY) (1974) and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin (1984). He taught at Lehman College and the Graduate Center (CUNY) during 1985-97, and was a visiting professor at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina,  1998. He is currently a full professor at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences since 2013, and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.  Prof. Dickman has experience in Statistical Physics and 
Thermodynamics, with research focusing on on non equilibrium phase transitions,  critical phenomena, Monte Carlo simulation, universality, theory of liquids, stochastic  processes, and steady-state thermodynamics, explaining the "self-organized criticality" in sand piles due to a control mechanism, the so-called absorbing-state mechanism. He is co-author of a book on non-equilibrium phase transitions and more than 175 articles in scientific journals. As a consequence of his teaching activity, he developed courses on Hydrodynamics, Computational Methods, Climate Physics, Phase Transitions, Renormalization Groups, Stochastic Processes, and Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics.

María Cristina Depassier

M. Cristina Depassier received a Master of Science degree (1975) from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and M. Phil. (1978) and Ph.D. (1981) degrees in physics from Columbia University. Her research interests lie in the field of nonlinear instabilities in physical systems and in the evolution of nonlinear reaction diffusion waves. Her current research deals with the role of reaction diffusion dynamics in magnetic systems, mainly nanotubes, and with the study of mathematical aspects of reaction diffusion dynamics in systems with free boundaries.She is currently full professor of Physics at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where she also served as Dean of the Faculty of Physics (2006-2013).   


Victor Muñoz

Associate Professor at the University of Chile, with interests in the fields of Plasma Physics and Complex Systems. His research includes topics such as wave propagation in relativistic plasmas, nonlinear phenomena is astrophysical and space plasmas, kinetic theory, chaotic and fractal behavior in physical systems, dynamics of social systems, complex networks, and nonlinear analysis of time series of astrophysical, space physics, and geophysical interest.  He is also actively interested in science communication, either leading or being involved in various initiatives which explore the multiple connections of Physics with daily life, other Sciences, and Arts.

Fernando Montani

Fernando Montani received the MSc and Ph.D. degree in Physics from National University of La Plata, Argentina, in 1996 and 2000 respectively. He held a post-doc position at Institute for Theoretical Physics Eberhard Karls-Universität Tübingen and Free University of Brussels (2001–2004). In 2005 he switched over to Neuroscience and in 2008 he got his PhD in Computational Neuroscience from Imperial College London, UK. He worked as a Postdoc at University of Manchester and IIT Genova (Italy), and from 2009 he held a permanent research position at the Argentinean Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientìficas y Técnicas (CONICET). His main research interests include Theoretical Neuroscience, Nonlinear Neural Dynamics, Dynamics of Brain Oscillations, Information Theory, and neuronal networks.



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Sergio Curilef Huichalaf

Full professor in the Physics Department at Universidad Católica del Norte (UCN), Antofagasta, Chile. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from the Brazilian Center for Research in Physics (CBPF)-RJ, Brazil, in July 1997. His main research areas are statistical physics and quantum mechanics of systems with long-range interactions, particles in the magnetic field, and nonlinear diffusion. He has recently developed research on complex systems and applications to science and engineering. He is the principal investigator in several research projects, and he did a sabbatical year at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 2007. He has also created undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Physics at his university, and he is currently an academic counselor of the UCN Higher Council.

Descalzi Muñoz

Researcher in nonlinear physics and complex systems. He is a physicist from the University of Chile. He received his PhD in Physics from the Universität Essen, Germany in 1994. He has been Director of Research at the Universidad de los Andes between 2012 and 2018. He is currently Director of the Interdisciplinary Evaluation Group of ANID (National Agency for Research and Development). He is a full professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the Universidad de los Andes where he teaches Thermodynamics. He is also the head of the Complex Systems group, which conducts theoretical research in partial differential equations, particularly those that describe localized structures (dissipative solitons) in out-of-equilibrium systems such as optical systems or surface chemistry. Other branches of interest of the research group are random processes where noise can be intrinsic (such as thermal noise) or aggregated (such as multiplicative noise). He has been awarded numerous research projects funded by Conicyt as principal investigator and has published more than 70 publications. He is one of the regular co-organizers of the Medyfinol (Conference on Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics and Nonlinear Physics).

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Velázquez Abad

Professor in the Physics Department of the Universidad Católica del Norte, where he has developed research in Statistical Mechanics and its interrelationships with other disciplines, such as astrophysics, condensed matter, computational physics and mathematics. He has devoted a special interest to the study of the geometric foundations for thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, as well as the dynamics and thermodynamics of systems with long-range interactions, topics in which he was involved in various research projects.

Sergio Davis Irarrázabal

Researcher in the Research Center for Plasma Physics, Matter and Complexity (P2MC) of the Chilean Nuclear Energy Commission (CCHEN), and Adjunct Associate Professor at Universidad Andrés Bello (UNAB). He obtained his PhD in Applied Materials Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden in 2009 and currently his research is focused on computational statistical mechanics, nonequilibrium statistical physics, Bayesian inference and information theory.

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Diego González

PhD. on Statistical Physics from the University of Chile and the Chilean Nuclear Energy Commission (CCHEN).

He completed his last year of studies collaborating with the Information Physics Group in SUNY, New York, USA.

His main topic is Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics, using maximum caliber as a central theory.

He currently works at the Itaú-Corpbanca bank teaching and advising on applied programming, researching and developing technologies with focus in Data Analysis, Operational Automation and Artificial Intelligence.

Evaldo Mendonça Fleury Curado

Evaldo Mendonça Fleury Curado is a Full Professor at Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas (CBPF), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His main research areas are in Statistical Physics, Complex Systems and Quantum Mechanics. He is Topic Editor of the Journal Entropy and Head of the National Institute of Science and Technology for Complex Systems (INCT-SC), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Marcelo Ramírez

Full professor at Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA, La Paz). Bachelor in Physics (UMSA, 1995). Postgraduate on radioprotection and nuclear safety at the University of Buenos Aires (1995). MSc in theoretical physics (1997) and Ph.D. at the University of Brussels (2004). Van Buuren Academic Prize (2003). Postdoc at HU Berlin supported by DAAD (2010-2012). Guest researcher at PIK-Potsdam (since 2021). Prize for Young Scientists awarded by Third World Academy of Sciences (2007). UMSA’s Prize for the best intellectual production (2012). Medal of Merit awarded by the Bolivian Parliament. Member of the UMSA’s Scientific Ethics Committee. Editor of the Bolivian Journal of Physics. Associate Editor of Journal of Applied Nonlinear Dynamics. Member of the Editorial Board of Physica Scripta & Frontiers in Physiology. Author of 74 scientific publications. Supervisor of more than 20 bachelor and master theses. Main research interests: nonlinear dynamics and complex systems.

Important Dates

Extended Abstract

Preparing Your Manuscript

Committee kindly invite the participants to prepare an extended abstract of 4-5 pages, which will be published in AIP Conference Proceedings after a peer review, Click on the images below for details
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For more information please contact via the following email:

Participation Fee


$ 0.0     USD (Free)

$ 85.0    USD
$68.000 CLP (Chile)
Payment Methods:
Bank Transfer:
University Information
RUT: 81518400-9   
Address: AVDA  ANGAMOS 0610
Country: CHILE
National Checking Account (Chile)
Account Number:  02996600
International Checking Account
Account Number: 18568017
Swift Code: CREDCLRM


Important Dates

Abstract submission (Max. 1 Page): Deadline Extended to Novemember 1st


Extended abstract submission (Max. 4-5 pages): December 20th


Referee process of extended papers: January 31st , 2022


Submission to AIP: March 31st, 2022


Accomodation close to UCN Central Campus

Hotel del Desierto


Av. Angamos 01455, Antofagasta


Tel.: (2) 2770 5180

Hotel NH

Av. Ejercito 01151, 1240000 Antofagasta Chile

Tel.: +56 2 2760 9024

Tel.: +56 552 350 400

Hotel Alto del Sol Costanera


Av. República de Croacia #0786 Antofagasta, Chile.

Tel.: +56 55 2 244073

Hotel Alto del Sol Angamos


Av. Angamos #0210 Antofagasta, Chile.


Tel.: +56 55 2 247844

UCN Guest House

Contact Email:




International Committee

  • Sergio Curilef (UCN, Chile)

  • Orazio Descalzi (UAndes, Chile)

  • Sergio Davis (CCHEN, Chile)

  • Diego Gonzalez (Banco Itaú, Chile)

  • Evaldo Curado (CBPF, Brasil)

  • Marcelo Ramirez (UMSA, Bolivia)

National Committee:


  • Luisberis Velazquez Abad

  • Francisco Calderon Maldonado

  • Yuvineza Gómez Leyton

  • Boris Atenas Nuñez

  • Flavia Pennini

  • Marcela Escobar (Ms. Student)

  • Claudio Ramirez (PhD. Student)

  • Maximiliano Silva(Student)

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