IX Training Course in the Physics of

Correlated Electron Systems and High-Tc Superconductors


Vietri sul Mare (Salerno) Italy

4 - 15 October 2004


First Announcement: General Information


Experimental and theoretical research in the physics of strongly correlated electron systems has been growing more and more in the last few years. The complexity of the problem of correlations in electronic systems makes the field intrinsically interdisciplinary, requiring an international coordination for the achievement of reliable results. The School, which is aimed at graduate and PostDoc researchers, will offer the possibility to meet, in one setting, various experts from different physics areas, all relevant to the investigation of strongly correlated electron systems. The proposed project of practical training courses intends to promote the theoretical research in the field of highly correlated electron systems by putting together senior researchers with an outstanding experience and young researchers.

The course will be opened to a limited number (30) of young (aged under 35) researchers. The registration fee, which cannot be absolutely waived, will be €300. The staying expenses (accommodation and meals costs) will be of the order of €1000. A significant number of grants to cover the staying expenses will be assigned, upon request, to accepted participants.

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


Professor Kazumi Maki 

Department of Physics and Astronomy 
University of Southern California 
Los Angeles CA 90089-0484 


Professor Hideki Matsumoto

Institute of Physics
University of Tsukuba
Ibaraki 305-8571


Professor Reinhard Noack

Arbeitsgruppe Vielteilchennumerik

Fachbereich Physik

Philipps Universitaet Marburg
D-35032 Marburg



Professor Manfred Sigrist 

ETH-Institute for Theoretical Physics

Department of Physics

CH-8093 Zurich



Professor Kazumi Maki: BCS theory of Nodal superconductors.

Professor Hideki Matsumoto: Strongly correlated particle systems and composite operator method.

Professor Reinhard Noack: Diagonalization- and Numerical Renormalization-Group-based Methods for Interacting Quantum Systems.

Professor Manfred Sigrist: Phenomenological aspects of unconventional superconductivity.



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. It is situated five minutes by car from Salerno, one hour from the Naples Airport and three hours from the Rome Airport. Short rides take Positano, Sorrento, Herculaneum, Pompei, Paestum, Vesuvius or, by boat, to the islands of Capri, Ischia, Procida.


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: A. Avella, F. Mancini, M. Marinaro

SPONSORS: The European Commission, Università degli Studi di Salerno, IIASS


APPLICATION FORM (to be submitted before June 30, 2004)

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List of Registered Applicants

For further information please contact:


Dr. Adolfo Avella

Dipartimento di Fisica "E.R. Caianiello"

Università degli Studi di Salerno

Via S. Allende

84081 Baronissi (SA)



Tel. +39 089 965418

Fax: +39 089 965275


E-mail: avella@sa.infn.it