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SFT 2020 - Lectures on Statistical Field Theories

Feb 03, 2020 - Feb 14, 2020



Abstract
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.

Topics
Alexandre G. Abanov (Stony Brook University): Topology and geometry in condensed matter physics. Toy models
Vedika Khemani (Stanford University): Topology and symmetry breaking in periodically driven systems
Joel Moore (UC Berkeley): Introduction to topological phases of electrons
Giuseppe Mussardo (SISSA, Trieste): Two-dimensional conformal field theory: a primer
Paola Verrucchi (CNR, Florence): Quantum processes: from quantum computation to many-body physics, and back


Organizers
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)

Local organizer
Andrea Cappelli, Filippo Colomo

Contact
colomo@fi.infn.it

Website
http://theory.fi.infn.it/SFTschool






Talks
Date Speaker Title Type Useful Links
Feb 03, 2020 - 09:00-10:50 Registration Introduction
Feb 03, 2020 - 11:10-13:00 Joel Moore Introduction to topological phases of electrons. Talk
Feb 03, 2020 - 14:30-16:00 Gong seminar Discussion
Feb 04, 2020 - 09:00-10:50 Joel Moore Introduction to topological phases of electrons. Talk
Feb 04, 2020 - 11:10-13:00 Giuseppe Mussardo Two-dimensional conformal field theory: a primer Talk
Feb 04, 2020 - 14:30-16:00 Discussion Talk
Feb 05, 2020 - 09:00-10:50 Joel Moore Introduction to topological phases of electrons. Talk
Feb 05, 2020 - 11:10-13:00 Vedika Khemani Topology and Symmetry Breaking in Periodically Driven Systems. Talk
Feb 05, 2020 - 15:30-16:30 Giuseppe Mussardo Seminar “J. Robert Oppenheimer: Shatterer of Worlds’’ Seminar
Abstract

Seminar “J. Robert Oppenheimer: Shatterer of Worlds’’

J. Robert Oppenheimer was a puzzle to everyone. Any portrait of him must always return to the crucial fact that he was the “father of the Atomic Bomb”. He had a stormy personal life and a charismatic personality. After the war, for his radical left-wing background he was indicted to answer charge of being a security risk and lost his security clearance. What were the reasons for these suspicions? Was he simply another victim of the anti- communist paranoia sweeping America in the early fifties?

Feb 06, 2020 - 09:00-10:50 Giuseppe Mussardo Two-dimensional conformal field theory: a primer Talk
Feb 06, 2020 - 11:10-13:00 Vedika Khemani Topology and Symmetry Breaking in Periodically Driven Systems. Talk
Feb 06, 2020 - 14:30-16:00 Discussion Discussion
Feb 07, 2020 - 09:00-10:50 Vedika Khemani Topology and Symmetry Breaking in Periodically Driven Systems Talk
Feb 07, 2020 - 11:10-13:00 Giuseppe Mussardo Two-dimensional conformal field theory: a primer Talk
Feb 10, 2020 - 09:00-10:50 Alexander Abanov Topology and geometry in condensed matter physics. Toy models. Talk
Feb 10, 2020 - 11:10-13:00 Giuseppe Mussardo Two-dimensional conformal field theory: a primer Talk
Feb 10, 2020 - 14:30-16:00 Discussion Discussion
Feb 11, 2020 - 09:00-10:50 Paola Verrucchi Quantum processes: from quantum computation to many-body physics, and back. Talk
Feb 11, 2020 - 11:10-13:00 Alexander Abanov Topology and geometry in condensed matter physics. Toy models. Talk
Feb 11, 2020 - 14:30-16:00 Visit at Villa Il Gioiello Discussion
Feb 12, 2020 - 09:00-10:50 Giuseppe Mussardo Two-dimensional conformal field theory: a primer Talk
Feb 12, 2020 - 11:10-13:00 Paola Verrucchi Quantum processes: from quantum computation to many-body physics, and back. Talk
Feb 12, 2020 - 14:00-15:30 Giuseppe Mussardo Two-dimensional conformal field theory: a primer Talk
Feb 13, 2020 - 09:00-10:50 Alexander Abanov Topology and geometry in condensed matter physics. Toy models. Talk
Feb 13, 2020 - 11:10-13:00 Giuseppe Mussardo Two-dimensional conformal field theory: a primer Talk
Feb 13, 2020 - 14:30-16:00 Discussion Discussion
Feb 14, 2020 - 09:00-10:50 Paola Verrucchi Quantum processes: from quantum computation to many-body physics, and back. Talk
Feb 14, 2020 - 11:10-13:00 Alexander Abanov Topology and geometry in condensed matter physics. Toy models. Talk