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7th International Conference on Unsolved Problems on Noise

Barcelona, Casa Convalescència, Spain, July 13-17 2015




The first conference, organized by Laszlo Kish, was held in Szeged, Hungary in 1996 and was mostly devoted to high technology devices. Conference participants recall its warm and productive atmosphere. The Proceedings were published by Singapore Worldwide publishing.


The second one, organized by Derek Abbott, was hosted by Adelaide, Australia in 1999 and focused mainly on mathematical aspects and paradoxes in noise and fluctuation research. The Proceedings were published by AIP. The conference received coverage in Nature ("Random fluctuations - Unsolved problems of noise, Nature 401, p.23, Sept. 2, 1999").


The third one, organized by Sergey Bezrukov, was held in the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda (Washington, DC) in 2002, and focused mainly on biology, biophysics, and biomedical engineering aspects. The Proceedings were published by AIP.


The fourth one, organized by Lino Reggiani, was held in Gallipoli, Italy in 2005, and focused on noise and fluctuations at the nanometric scale-length in electron-devices, bio-materials, and mesoscopic systems. The Proceedings were published by AIP.


The fifth one, organized by Sergio Ciliberto, was held in Lyon, France in 2008, and had a special section on crackling noise that appears in many physical, bilogical, geological and technological problems. The Proceedings where published by Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment.


The last UpoN conference, organized by Kamal K. Bardhan, took place in Kolkata, India 2012. The conference was graced with the presence of  H. Eugene Stanley, who gave a talk about the fragility of interdependency in econophysics. The proceedings of the conference where published in a special issue of the journal Fluctuation and Noise Letters.