XVI Training Course in the Physics of Strongly Correlated Systems (TCXVI on SCS)

Venue: IIASS

Location: Vietri sul Mare (Salerno), Italy

Event Date/Time: Oct 03, 2011 End Date/Time: Oct 14, 2011
Registration Date: Jul 17, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 17, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Dec 31, 2011
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XVI Training Course in the Physics of Strongly Correlated Systems

International Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies (IIASS)

Vietri sul Mare (Salerno), Italy

October 3 - 14, 2011

First Announcement: General Information

In recent years, many theoretical as well as experimental investigations in condensed matter physics have been devoted to the study of strongly correlated systems. The inherent complexity of understanding the effects of correlations makes the field intrinsically interdisciplinary, requiring a broad debate and an international collaboration to achieve reliable results. The Training Courses in the Physics of Strongly Correlated Systems - taking place in the enchanting Amalfi Coast - are aimed at graduate students and PostDoc researchers, and offer the fascinating possibility to meet selected experts belonging to different physics areas, all relevant to the investigation of strongly correlated systems. The Courses intend to promote the research in the field of highly correlated systems by putting together senior researchers with outstanding experience and promising young researchers eager to improve their skills and topical knowledge.

The Courses are opened to a limited number (around 30) of young (aged under 35) researchers. The registration fee is € 350 (Euro), and includes one copy of the Proceedings, conference kit and coffee breaks. Unfortunately, the registration fee cannot be absolutely waived. Lodging and meals (full-board accommodation in the selected Hotel: Hotel La Lucertola), for the entire duration of the course, will be of the order of € 1,200 (Euro). A significant number of grants, covering either partially or totally the full-board accommodation, will be assigned to accepted participants, upon request and after a careful screening of CVs and home institution funding capabilities. A limited number of participants will have the opportunity to deliver a seminar and contribute to the Proceedings.

In the 2011 edition, young researchers will benefit from training in scientific techniques and various methodologies under the guidance of 4 highly qualified senior researchers:

Professor John A. Mydosh
Leiden Institute of Physics
Leiden University

Professor Thomas Pruschke
Institute for Theoretical Physics
University of Göttingen

Professor Ulrich Schollwöck
Department für Physik
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Professor David Singh
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge TN

Professor John A. Mydosh [October 3-7, 2011]: From Kondo and Spin Glasses to Heavy Fermions, Hidden Order and Quantum Phase Transitions
Professor Thomas Pruschke [October 10-14, 2011]: Landau's Fermi Liquid Concept to the Extreme: the Physics of Heavy Fermions
Professor Ulrich Schollwöck [October 10-14, 2011]: Simulations using matrix product states
Professor David Singh [October 3-7, 2011]: The solid state as a fabric for intertwining chemical bonding, electronic structure and magnetism


The Training Course is not intended as a series of formal lectures where no real contact develops between lecturers and audience. The idea is to put together, for two weeks, senior and young researchers in a close and informal atmosphere. The course is spread on two weeks and sees the participation of two senior researchers per week (Monday to Friday). In the morning, each senior researcher will deliver a lecture. The afternoon sessions are devoted to training and emphasis will be on introducing young researchers to some specific problems and on guiding them through their solution. The participants will be encouraged to present their own activity. The aim is to help young researchers to become more familiar with different approaches and to start new collaborations.


(i) Morning session from 9.00 to 13.30: two lectures (two hours each) delivered by two lecturers;

(ii) Afternoon session from 15.00 to 18.00: devoted to training (one hour for students' seminars, two hours for lecturers' training session).


Vietri (from Veteri, its ancient Roman name) sul Mare (on sea) is located within walking distance from Salerno and marks the beginning of the Amalfi Coast. The town is about five minutes away by car from Salerno, one hour from Naples Airport and three hours from Rome Fiumicino Airport. Short rides take to Positano, Sorrento, Herculaneum, Pompei, Paestum, Vesuvius or to the islands of Capri, Ischia, Procida (by boat).

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A. Avella, F. Mancini


Università degli Studi di Salerno – Dipartimento di Fisica “E. R. Caianiello”
International Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies (IIASS)

APPLICATION FORM (to be submitted before July 17, 2011):

Application form and logistic information are available at http://scs.physics.unisa.it/TCXVI

For further information please contact:

Dr. Adolfo Avella

Dipartimento di Fisica "E.R. Caianiello"

Università degli Studi di Salerno

Via Ponte don Melillo

I-84081 Fisciano (SA)


Tel. +39 089 96 9131

Fax: +39 089 96 9658

E-mail: avella@physics.unisa.it

Web page: http://www.physics.unisa.it/Homepage.asp?avella

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Lecturers: G. Aeppli, P. Littlewood, M. Sigrist, M. Troyer

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Lecturers: O.K. Andersen, A.E. Feiguin, H.R. Ott, M. Potthoff

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