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The aim of the school is to bring together PhD students with interests in Gauge and String Theory, and help them building a solid and specialised background on recent developments in Theoretical Physics.
The school is open to about 20 selected PhD students. Application to the School and for financial support is open, and should be done through the registration page.
The courses will be officially part of the Italian Ph.D. training program for the universities that have joined the initiative. For this purpose there will be the possibility of a final exam with the lecturers.
Topics covered this year include:

Conformal Field Theories in Diverse Dimensions
Superstring Amplitudes
Instantons in Gauge Theories
(Extended) Rigid Supersymmetry
Introduction to Matrix Models and Applications

Lecturers include

G. Akemann, L.F. Alday,  S. Cremonesi,  J.F. Morales,  S. Stieberger.

NEW: Videos of the lectures can be found here.



    Carlo Angelantonj
    Pietro Antonio Grassi
    Gianluca Grignani
    Luca Griguolo
    Domenico Seminara
    Annalisa Anichini
Computer assistance:
    Antonio Orlando
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