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 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 2017.



Andrea Cappelli (INFN, Florence): Introduction to topological states of matter

Marcello Dalmonte (ICTP, Trieste): Topological phases in cold-atom systems

Satya Majumdar (LPTMS, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay): Introduction to random matrices

Markus Müller (Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen): Many-body localization

Herbert Spohn (Technische Universität Munchen): Kardar-Parisi-Zhang universality class


Pasquale Calabrese (SISSA, Trieste)
Andrea Cappelli (INFN, Florence)
Filippo Colomo (INFN, Florence)
Fabian Essler (University of Oxford)
Giuseppe Mussardo (SISSA, Trieste)

INFN Universita' di Firenze