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New Director of the GGI

December 1st, 2019
The GGI has a new Director, Stefania De Curtis, elected by the INFN Directive Board
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Meeting of the Scientific Committee

December 10th, 2019
Meeting of the Scientific Committee to select the GGI Workshops in 2021

The Galileo Galilei Institute (GGI) of Florence, founded in 2005 thanks to the partnership between the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) and Florence University, has been the first European Institute dedicated to organizing and hosting long term workshops dedicated to the field of theoretical physics of fundamental interactions. A Launching Committee was appointed with the task of giving advice about scientific and management structures and of suggesting criteria for the formation of the Scientific and Advisory Committees. The members of the Launching Committee were David Gross, Giuseppe Marchesini, Alfred Mueller, Giorgio Parisi and Gabriele Veneziano (chair). GGI was established in a building owned by the University of Florence on the historic hill of Arcetri, near the house where Galileo spent the last period of his life and died in 1642.

Since 2006 the GGI has been running on average three long term workshops every year together with conferences and smaller scientific activities. In particular several PhD schools have been organized every year on different domains of theoretical physics: string theory, particle, astroparticle and nuclear physics and statistical field theory.

In 2018 the GGI obtained an important recognition, becoming the "Centro Nazionale di Studi Avanzati dell'Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare" (National Center of Higher Studies of INFN), once again in partnership with the University of Florence. The Institute thus confirmed its status as a point of reference for the international scientific community and as a site dedicated to high-level training of young Italian and foreign researchers. The basic referent of the Center is the INFN National Scientific Committee for Theoretical Physics, which gives its full support to favour the activities of the Institute. Workshop proposals, every year, are analyzed and selected by the GGI Scientific Committee.

Together with the research activities, the Galileo Galilei Institute has recently developed a training program at postgraduate level based on a number of schools. They take place every year during winter, when the Institute is not running research programs. Each school last two-three weeks and is devoted to a specific subject: particle physics, string theory, statistical field theory, nuclear physics, etc.
The schools aim at providing pedagogical introductions on the basic concepts and tools needed for research in theoretical physics, and cover basic as well as advanced topics. Lectures are given at the blackboard and mostly in the morning. The afternoon is devoted to exercises, study and discussions with lecturers and senior participants. A desk and standard research facilities are provided to all students.
The lectures are primarily addressed to Ph.D. students, but participation of postdocs is also encouraged. The courses are officially part of the Italian Ph.D. training program for the Universities that have joined the initiative. In this case, there is the possibility of a final exam with the lecturers.

Running and next Events
Jan 07, 2020 - Jan 24, 2020
GGI Lectures on the Theory of Fundamental Interactions 2020
The lectures are primarily addressed to Ph.D. students in High Energy Particle and Astroparticle Physics. Participation of post-docs is also encouraged. The aim of the school is to give a pedagogical introduction to the basic concepts and tools needed for research, covering the foundations of the subject at a deep and advanced level. Lectures will be given on the blackboard.
Feb 03, 2020 - Feb 14, 2020
SFT 2020 - Lectures on Statistical Field Theories
The aim of the school is to bring together PhD students with interests in low-dimensional quantum field theory, conformal field theory and integrable models, and their applications to statistical mechanics and condensed matter systems, and to help them building a solid and specialized background on these subjects. The school provides sets of postgraduate lectures covering introductory topics as well as recent developments in the field.

Lectures will be scheduled four hours each morning, for a total amount of about forty hours, over two weeks. Presentations will be given on the blackboard. The afternoon will be devoted to exercises, study, and discussions with lecturers and senior participants. A desk and standard research facilities will be provided to all participants.

The school can admit up to forty participants. Accommodation for two weeks in twin rooms will be provided for a total price of about 400 €. Financial support to accommodation expenses may be provided, upon request, to thirty participants.

The courses can be included in the Ph.D. curricula of Italian Universities and abroad. If necessary, a final exam on the courses can be taken.
Feb 21, 2020 - Feb 21, 2020
Florence Theory Group Day

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Today Talks
Jan 23, 2020
Student's seminars (Discussion)
Jan 23, 2020 - 09:00 - 10:45 - Room A, GGI
Positive Geometry of the Real World (Talk)
Nima Arkani-Hamed
Jan 23, 2020 - 11:15 - 13:00 - Room A, GGI
Positive Geometry of the Real World (Talk)
Nima Arkani-Hamed
Jan 23, 2020 - 14:30 - 16:15 - Room A, GGI