INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE "NEW TRENDS ..."
From 18 to 21 October, Italy hosted the International Conference "New Trends in Nonequilibrium Stochastic Multistable Systems and Memristors - NES2019."
From October 18 to October 21, Italy hosted the International Conference "New Trends in Nonequilibrium Stochastic Multistable Systems and Memristors" (NES2019), which is a part of a serie of courses of the International School of Statistical Physics organized by famous scientists Peter Hanggi and Fabio Marquezoni at the Ettore Majorana Scientific and Cultural Center in Erice (Sicily).
This event was organized by the Stochastic Multistable Systems Laboratory (StoLab) of the Lobachevsky University together with the University of Palermo under the leadership of Bernardo Spagnolo and O.N. Gorshkov within the framework of the mega-grant of the Government of the Russian Federation (Agreement No. 074-02-2018-330).
Maintaining a general focus on the fundamental problems of complex systems, multistability and the role of noise in nonlinear systems, the next conference for the first time brought up the relevant phenomena in the context of their application for understanding and describing the memristive effect, controlling the behavior of memristive nanomaterials, devices and systems.
The conference sessions were opened with plenary reports of recognized leaders of the world memristor community, such as Sergey Savelyev (Great Britain), Max Di Ventra (USA) and Yuri Pershin (USA), on new generations of neuromorphic and computing systems based on memristors, as well as on a dynamic approach to describing memristive systems. Participants of the event were particularly impressed by invited reports from leading researchers from Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, South Korea and Russia.
The culmination of the event was a special section on the results obtained at the StoLab Laboratory of the UNN in the framework of the mega-grant of the Government of the Russian Federation. A large delegation from Lobachevsky University and partner organizations demonstrated at the conference significant progress in the development and creation of new generations of electronic devices and neuromorphic artificial intelligence technologies based on memristive materials thanks to original technological solutions and design options for devices, new neural network architectures and the established positive role of both internal, and external noise.
The conference participants highly appreciated the level of organization of the conference and the contribution of the fast-growing Russian memristive community to this breakthrough scientific direction, and also discussed plans for the following scientific events within the StoLab project.