SFT 2015 - Lectures on Statistical Field Theories

GGI postgraduate school
2-13 February 2015

The aim of the school is to bring together PhD students with interests in low-dimensional quantum field theory, conformal field theory and integrable systems, and their applications to statistical mechanics and condensed matter systems, and 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. Accomodation for two weeks in twin rooms will be provided for a total price of about 3-400 €. Financial support to accomodation expenses may be provided, upon request, to at most twenty participants.

The courses will be officially part of the Italian Ph.D. training program for the universities that have joined the initiative. For this purpose there will be the possibility of a final exam with the lecturers.

Deadline for application: 15 November 2014.



Michel Bauer (CEA, Saclay): A basic introduction to Markovian open quantum systems

Erez Berg (Weizmann, Rehovot): A new paradigm for non-Abelian statistics

Gesualdo Delfino (Sissa, Trieste): Exact S-matrices and applications

Nicolas Regnault (ENS, Paris): Entanglement spectroscopy and its application to topological states of matter

Kareljan Schoutens (ITP, Amsterdam): Topological phases and conformal field theory


Denis Bernard (ENS, Paris)
Andrea Cappelli (INFN, Florence)
Filippo Colomo (INFN, Florence)
Gesualdo Delfino (SISSA, Trieste)
Giuseppe Mussardo (SISSA, Trieste)

INFN Universita' di Firenze