XI Training Course in the Physics of Strongly Correlated Systems


Vietri sul Mare (Salerno) Italy

2 - 13 October 2006


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 €350. 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 Michele Fabrizio
International School for Advanced Studies - SISSA

Professor Didier Poilblanc
Laboratoire de Physique Théorique
Université Paul Sabatier

Professor Richard T. Scalettar
Department of Physics
University of California Davis

Professor Dirk van der Marel
Département de Physique de la Matière Condensée
University of Geneva



Professor Michele Fabrizio [9-13 October 2006]: Clusters of Anderson impurities and beyond: How Kondo effect dies and what can we learn about the Mott transition

Professor Didier Poilblanc [2-6 October 2006]: Modeling and simulating strongly correlated fermions

Professor Richard T. Scalettar [2-6 October 2006]: Metal-Insulator Transitions in the Disordered Hubbard Model

Professor Dirk van der Marel [9-13 October 2006]: Optical probes of electron correlations in solids



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 July 16, 2006)

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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

I-84081 Baronissi (SA)



Tel. +39 089 965418

Fax: +39 089 965275


E-mail: avella@sa.infn.it


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