Event at Galileo Galilei Institute


SFT 2021 - Lectures on Statistical Field Theories

Feb 08, 2021 - Feb 19, 2021

Apply (deadline: Nov 15, 2020 )

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.

This year the school can only admit twenty-five participants in-person. Accomodation in single rooms will be provided for a total price of about 500 €. Financial support to accomodation expenses may be provided, upon request, to about 20 participants. The lectures will be broadcast for allowing further students to follow on-line: they should also register, specifying "on-line participation" in their application.

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.

Alexander Altland (University of Cologne): Introduction to the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model
Olalla Castro-Alvaredo (City University of London): Entanglement in Quantum Field Theory: An Introduction to Branch Point Twist Fields and their Applications
Filippo Colomo (INFN, Florence): Limit-shape phenomena in statistical mechanics
Balázs Pozsgay (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest): Introduction to the Bethe Ansatz
Andrea Trombettoni (University of Trieste): The Lieb-Liniger model and its applications

Important Notice:
The spread of the COVID-19 has changed our everyday lives. As many travel restrictions are still in place, even though some countries are slowly opening up again, the situation remains unpredictable. If the situation keeps steadily improving, the school will be held in person, and a reduced number of participants (about 25) will be able to attend the lectures. The GGI will implement social distancing both in classes and in offices. The institute will also provide surgical masks for all the participants. All the common areas will be periodically sanitized and endowed with disinfectant dispensers. We invite everybody interested in participating in person to apply, even if, as of today, they are subject to travel restrictions. We will monitor the evolution of the COVID-19 emergency and, in the case in which some admitted students will not be able to travel due to the prolongation of the emergency, we may consider the remote participation to the school (through an interactive platform such as Zoom, G-meet, or Teams). Consult this webpage periodically to be informed of any change in the situation. More information for travellers to Italy may be found in the following government webpage

Pasquale Calabrese (SISSA, Trieste)
Andrea Cappelli (INFN, Florence)
Jerome Dubail (University of Lorraine, Nancy)
Fabian Essler (University of Oxford)
Cristiane Morais-Smith (University of Utrecht)
Andrea Trombettoni (University of Trieste)
Jacopo Viti (INFN, Florence and IIP, Natal)

Advisory Board
Denis Bernard (ENS, Paris)
Filippo Colomo (INFN, Florence)
Giuseppe Mussardo (SISSA, Trieste)

Local organizer
Andrea Cappelli, Jacopo Viti