International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"

Summer Courses 2018

Course 202 - Mechanics of Earthquake Faulting

2-7 July 2018

Course 203 - Computational Social Science and Complex Systems

16-21 July 2018

Course 204 - Nanoscale Quantum Optics

23-28 July 2018


Course 202 - Mechanics of Earthquake Faulting

2-7 July 2018

Directors
Andrea Bizzarri - INGV, Sezione di Bologna (Italy)
Shamita Das - University of Oxford (UK)
Alberto Petri - CNR-ISC, Sapienza Università di Roma (Italy)

Secretary
Anna Maria Loguercio - CNR-ISC, Sapienza Università di Roma (Italy)

Topics
Physics of shallow, intermediate and deep earthquakes
Fundamental of rock mechanics
Laboratory experiments
Inferences from real data
Applications to earthquake engineering

This is not merely a school in a strict sense, but is indeed a high–level event for post–doctoral students and scientists. Our aim is to make this course an ideal opportunity to disseminate fundamental and pivotal results of the physics of earthquakes, along with the most recent and challenging findings. Main topics include theoretical modelling, laboratory experiments and analysis of data.

Lecturers
Ralph J. Archuleta - U.C. Santa Barbara (USA)
Michel Bouchon - Université Grenoble Alpes (France)
Yun–Tai Chen - China Earthquake Administration, Beijing (People’s Republic of China)
William L. Ellsworth - Stanford University (USA)
Aitaro Kato - University of Tokyo (Japan)
Raul Madariaga - École Normale Supérieure, Paris (France)
Chris J. Marone - PennState University, University Park (USA)
Francesco Mulargia- Università di Bologna (Italy)
Alexandre Schubnel - École Normale Supérieure, Paris (France)

Deadline for application: 16 April 2018
Application form .doc

Application form .pdf
Correspondence and application forms should be sent to:
Anna Maria Loguercio
CNR - Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi
c/o Sapienza Università di Roma
Dipartimento di Fisica
Piazzale Aldo Moro 2
00185 Roma
Italy
Tel.: +39 06 49913120
annamaria.loguercio@cnr.it

Arrival day: Sunday, 1 July 2018

Opening of the Course: Monday, 2 July 2018 - 9.00 a.m.

Closing of the Course: Saturday, 7 July 2018 - 12.30 p.m.

Participation fee: € 900,00 (VAT included) for attendance, board, lodging and Proceedings


Course 203 - Computational Social Science and Complex Systems

16-21 July 2018

Directors
János Kertész - Central European University, Budapest (Hungary)
Rosario Nunzio Mantegna - Università di Palermo (Italy)

Scientific Secretary
Salvatore Miccichè - Università di Palermo (Italy)

Topics
Human behavior from ICT data
Disease spreading, countermeasures, and large scale ABMs
Science of success
Reality mining
Price formation, market microstructure
Systemic risk, including cascading failures
Networks in economics and finance
Agent based models in economics and finance

Lecturers
Albert-László Barabási - Northeastern University, Boston (USA)
Alain Barrat - Centre de Physique Théorique, Marseille (France)
Vittoria Colizza - INSERM & UPMC, Paris (France)
Rama Cont - Imperial College, London (UK)
Shlomo Havlin - Bar-Ilan University (Israel)
Fabrizio Lillo - Università di Bologna (Italy)
Markus Strohmaier - HumTec Institute, RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
Stefan Thurner - Medical University of Vienna (Austria)

Deadline for application: 24 April 2018
Application form .doc

Application form .pdf
Correspondence and application forms should be sent to:
Salvatore Miccichè
Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimica
Università di Palermo
Viale delle Scienze, Edificio 18
90128 Palermo
Italy
Tel.: +39 091 23899145
varenna2018.cs@gmail.com

Arrival day: Sunday, 15 July 2018

Opening of the Course: Monday, 16 July 2018 - 9.00 a.m.

Closing of the Course: Saturday, 21 July 2018 - 12.30 p.m.

Participation fee: € 900,00 (VAT included) for attendance, board, lodging and Proceedings

For further information: https://sites.google.com/view/varennacs2018/


Course 204 - Nanoscale Quantum Optics

23-28 July 2018

Directors
Mario Agio - University of Siegen (Germany) and CNR-INO (Italy)
Irene D’Amico - University of York (UK)
Rashid Zia - Brown University (USA)

Scientific Secretary
Costanza Toninelli - CNR-INO and LENS (Italy)

Topics
Introduction to nano-optics
Introduction to quantum physics
Single-photon generation, detection and manipulation at the nanoscale
Ultrafast nano-optics
Nanoscale quantum coherence and quantum sensing
Many-body effects with strongly-confined optical fields
Integrated quantum optics
Nanoscale quantum control
Quantum nonlinearities and strong light-matter interaction at the nanoscale
Materials for quantum nano-optics
Nano optomechanics
Topological nanophotonics
Nanoscale metrology

Lecturers
Dimitris Angelakis - Technical University of Crete (Greece) and Center for Quantum Technologies (Singapore)
Lee Bassett - University of Pennsylvania (USA)
Nathalie De Leon - Princeton University (USA)
Niek van Hulst - ICFO, the Institute of Photonic Sciences (Spain)
Friedemann Reinhard - Technical University of Munich, Walther Schottky Institute (Germany)
Fabio Sciarrino - Sapienza Università di Roma (Italy)
Jelena Vuckovic - Stanford University (USA)

Seminar Speakers
Mete Atatüre - University of Cambridge (UK)
Mohammad Hafezi - University of Maryland, College Park (USA)
Ewold Verhagen - AMOLF (The Netherlands)

Deadline for application: 30 April 2018
Application form .doc

Application form .pdf
Correspondence and application forms should be sent to:
Costanza Toninelli
CNR-INO and LENS
Via Nello Carrara 1
50019 Sesto Fiorentino
Italy
Tel.: +39 055 457 2134
toninelli@lens.unifi.it

Arrival day: Sunday, 22 July 2018

Opening of the Course: Monday, 23 July 2018 - 9.00 a.m.

Closing of the Course: Saturday, 28 July 2018 - 12.30 p.m.

Participation fee: € 900,00 (VAT included) for attendance, board, lodging and Proceedings



GENERAL INFORMATION

A) - In addition to the official lectures, several seminars on related subjects will be held by visiting scientists.
B) - The scientific organization and direction of the Course are entrusted to the Directors.
C) - The School is intended for PhD students and young post-docs. The number of students at each Course is limited to about 60. Students are requested to attend all lectures and seminars.
D) - Whoever may be interested in attending the Course and is not entitled - for his age or other reasons - to be considered a student, may follow the Course as observer. Registration fee charged to observers is € 500,00.
Observers should provide for their board and lodging; if required, the School may take care of their hotel reservation.
E) - Applicants will be informed of the decision on their admittance within 30 days from the beginning of each Course.
F) - Owing to the limited number of places available in the lecture hall, it will not be possible to allow any person not selected by the Committee of the School to follow the Courses.
G) - Students are requested to arrive at Varenna respectively on the indicated arrival days.
Accommodation for the students will be provided in shared rooms with 2 beds in hotels/appartments at Varenna. Meals will be organized by the School.
H) - Fees should be paid by students and observers following the instruction and within the date indicated in the letter of admittance.
I) - Scholarships may be granted to deserving students, SIF Members, who need financial help. Such requests must be specified and justified in the recommendation letter. Scholarships will be assigned by the President of the Italian Physical Society.
J) - Students should avoid being accompanied by relatives. In view of the holiday season local accommodation is very limited. Quite exceptionally the School could see to the accommodation of members of students' families in local hotels. Hotel expenditure for students' relatives will be payable separately and directly to the hotel management.

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