YRISW 2018

YRISW 2018

Young Researchers Integrability School and Workshop

Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland

7-13 January 2018


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Speakers and Program

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Integrable models are one of the cornerstones of theoretical physics. Over the past century integrability proved itself invaluable in physics, tremendously advancing our understanding of many phenomena pertaining to classical as well as quantum mechanics, to statistical physics and to dynamical systems. The integrability approach was recently revived in the context of the AdS/CFT correspondence. In the last decade it was shown this duality can be studied by integrability, both from the point of view of the string theory and of the dual CFT. Not only this has led to remarkable confirmations of the AdS/CFT paradigm, but also to spectacular advances in the field of integrability itself, thanks to a beautiful interplay between conformal symmetry, super-symmetry, string theory, and the algebraic structures underlying integrability.

The aim of this meeting is to review the latest trends in integrability, with particular emphasis on its applications to AdS/CFT. The school is designed for an audience of theoretical physicists and applied mathematicians. We expect participants to come from disciplines at the boundary of these two fields, such as string theory, AdS/CFT, quantum field theory, matrix models, lattice models, dynamical systems and quantum groups. The school is mainly aimed at PhD students but we will also welcome young post-doctoral researchers interested in approaching the field and, upon recommendation of their supervisors, exceptional MSc students.

The school is designed to be accessible to students who do not have a prior knowledge of integrable models.

The YRISW spirit

This is the third in a series of meetings, which are characterised by an underlying idea: a meeting for young researchers, designed by young researchers. The seminars consist of long blackboard talks, with plenty of time for questions and discussions. All courses are part of a coherent narrative, in such a way to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest advances in integrability. Together with the fact that participants and lecturers reside on site, this ensures a friendly and informal atmosphere.

In addition to the lectures, we provide time for participants to present their own research in a poster session and leave time for free discussions. All participants are encouraged to apply to present a poster.

Past editions

YRISW 2017, Trinity College Dublin, February 2017.

YRIS, Durham University, July 2015.


Alessandro Sfondrini, Matthias Gaberdiel (ETH Zürich).

Scientific Asdvisory Committee

Patrick Dorey, University of Durham.
Tristan McLoughlin, Trinity College Dublin.
Didina Serban, CEA Saclay.
Bogdan Stefanski, City, University of London.
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The conference is supported by the Congressi Stefano Franscini of ETH Zürich.