Event at Galileo Galilei Institute


SFT 2022 - Lectures on Statistical Field Theories

Feb 07, 2022 - Feb 18, 2022

Apply (deadline: Nov 30, 2021 )

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.

This year the school can only admit 25 participants in-person. Accommodation in single rooms will be provided for a total price of about 500 euros. Financial support to accommodation 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.
In-person participation is subjected to the Italian COVID regulations, please see the official web site

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.

Mari Carmen Banuls (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching): Introduction to tensor networks
Nigel Cooper (University of Cambridge): Quantum dynamics and topology
Valentina Ros (Université de Paris-Saclay): Localization in many-body quantum systems
Subir Sachdev (Harvard University): The quantum phases of matter
Kareljan Schoutens (University of Amsterdam): Many-body physics and quantum computation

Previous editions
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Pasquale Calabrese (SISSA, Trieste)
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)
Andrea Cappelli (INFN, Florence)
Filippo Colomo (INFN, Florence)
Giuseppe Mussardo (SISSA, Trieste)

Local organizer
Andrea Cappelli, Jacopo Viti