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. 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 about thirty participants.

The courses can be included in the the Ph.D. curricula of Italian Universities and abroad. If necessary, a final exam on the courses can be taken.

Deadline for application: 15 November 2019.



Alexander Abanov (SUNY at Stony Brook): Topology and geometry in condensed matter physics. Toy models.

Vedika Khemani (Stanford University): Topology and Symmetry Breaking in Periodically Driven Systems.

Joel Moore (University of California, Berkeley): Introduction to topological phases of electrons.

Giuseppe Mussardo (SISSA, Trieste): Two-dimensional conformal field theory: a primer.

Paola Verrucchi (ISC-CNR, Florence): Quantum processes: from quantum computation to many-body physics, and back.


Denis Bernard (ENS, Paris)
Pasquale Calabrese (SISSA, Trieste)
Andrea Cappelli (INFN, Florence)
Filippo Colomo (INFN, Florence)
Fabian Essler (University of Oxford)
Cristiane Morais-Smith (University of Utrecht)
Giuseppe Mussardo (SISSA, Trieste)

INFN Universita' di Firenze