X Training Course in the Physics of

Correlated Electron Systems and High-Tc Superconductors


Vietri sul Mare (Salerno) Italy

3 - 14 October 2005


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 Bernard Coqblin

Laboratoire de Physique des Solides (UMR 8502)
Université Paris-Sud
Bât. 510, Centre d'Orsay
F-91405 - Orsay - Cedex


Professor Thierry Giamarchi

Département de Physique de la Matière Condensée
University of Geneva
24, quai Ernest-Ansermet
CH-1211 Geneva 4


Professor Walter Metzner

Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Heisenbergstraße, 1
D-70569 Stuttgart


Professor Wolfgang von der Linden

Institute of Theoretical and Computational Physics
Graz University of Technology
Petersgasse, 16
A-8010 Graz


Professor Bernard Coqblin [10-14 October 2005]: Strongly correlated electron behaviors and heavy fermions in anomalous rare-earth and actinide systems

Professor Thierry Giamarchi [3-7 October 2005]: Strong correlation in low dimensional systems.

Professor Walter Metzner [3-7 October 2005]: Functional renormalization group approach to correlated electron systems.

Professor Wolfgang von der Linden [10-14 October 2005]: Numerical Approaches to coupled Quantum Systems



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: Università degli Studi di Salerno, IIASS


APPLICATION FORM (to be submitted before June 30, 2005)

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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