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SFT 2017 - Lectures on Statistical Field Theories

Feb 06, 2017 - Feb 17, 2017


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, in apartments with cooking facilities, will be provided for a total price of about 350-400 €. 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 2016.



Andrea De Luca (Université Paris-Sud, Orsay): From quantum to classical integrability: applications to field theories

Fabian Essler (University of Oxford): Introduction to non-equilibrium dynamics in integrable many-particle systems

Andrea Gambassi (SISSA, Trieste): Field theoretic approaches to out-of-equilibrium classical systems

Tomaz Prosen (University of Ljubljana): Open quantum systems

Jacopo Viti (UFRN, Natal): Aspects of quantum transport in low dimensions



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



Date Speaker Title Type Useful Links
Feb 08, 2017 - 14:30 Giuseppe Mussardo Prime Suspects and Coprime Accomplices; Quantum Tales in Number Theory Seminar

Prime Suspects and Coprime Accomplices; Quantum Tales in Number Theory

Number Theory is a subject full of curiosities, amusing problems and compelling challenges.
The purpose of the seminar is to explore - within the context of simple arguments - the rich and elegant interplay that exists between the realms of numbers and the world of quantum mechanics.
In particular we discuss a quantum mechanical potential that has, semiclassically, the prime numbers as eigenvalues and the so-called Coprime Quantum Chain, i.e. a strongly correlated lattice system based on the divisibility properties of the occupation numbers of a Bose gas, the exponentially large degeneracy of its ground state and the surprising ability of this quantum system to simulate several different classes of universality, including those of the Ising or the q-state Potts model.