Summer School on "Collective Behavior in Quantum Matter" (8791)

August 27 – September 14, 2018


ICTP, Trieste, Providence of Trieste, Italy


  • C. Castelnovo (University of Cambridge, UK)

  • M. Dalmonte (ICTP)

  • P. Fendley (University of Oxford, UK)

  • R. Moessner (MPIPKS Dresden, Germany)


  • Statistical Mechanics: From foundations to quantum information

  • Numerical Methods: High-level programming and advanced numerical methods

  • Coherent Dynamics: Entanglement, decoherence, phase transitions, driven systems

  • Topological Quantum Matter: Phases and diagnostics

  • Physical Implementations: Cold atoms, trapped ions, nanophysics, materials



This School, aimed at graduate students and junior researchers, aims to teach a modern course in condensed matter and statistical physics. It combines basic concepts with recent structural and interdisciplinary developments. It features a combination of theory and computational courses, and seminars on experimental progress in the field. The program will cover a broad variety of topics within condensed matter physics, emphasizing connections with related fields such as quantum information, atomic, optical and high-energy physics.