May 17 – 20, 2016
Galileo Galilei Institute, Firenze
Europe/Rome timezone

Galileo Galilei Institute, Firenze
Largo Enrico Fermi, 2; 50125 Firenze
This is the 2016 edition of a series of Italian National Meetings on Theoretical Physics traditionally referred to as "Convegni di Fisica Teorica di Cortona". In view of the coincidence with the 10th anniversary since the starting of the activities of the Galileo Galilei Institute, this year the Meeting will exceptionally take place in Arcetri, Florence. The first afternoon, on May 17th, will be dedicated to the GGI 10th anniversary celebration; the regular Conference will start on May 18th in the morning and it will end on May 20th in the evening. The aim of the Conference, keeping its tradition, is to discuss some of the most recent exciting advances in many areas of theoretical physics, in the pleasant early-Summer atmosphere of Galileo's hill. A good participation of young researchers including graduate students and postdoc fellows, alongside more senior researchers, is one of the characteristics of this Meeting, which we hope to maintain. There will be a number of plenary talks as well as shorter presentations by the participants. Interested people are kindly invited to register as soon as possible, providing the title and abstract of her/his proposed talk.
GGI 10th anniversary speakers
Sergio Bertolucci (CERN), Gian Giudice (CERN), Lam Hui (Columbia), Ashoke Sen (Allahabad).
Conference plenary speakers
Zvi Bern (UCLA): A curious story of quantum gravity in the ultraviolet
Denis Bernard (ENS, Paris): Statistical Aspects of Quantum State Monitoring
Pasquale Blasi (INAF, Firenze): Open issues in Cosmic Ray Physics
Alessandra Buonanno (Max Planck, Potsdam): GW150914: The Birth of Gravitational-Wave Astronomy
Giancarlo Cella (INFN, Pisa): Advanced detectors of gravitational waves: status and perspectives
Michele Della Morte (Odense): Particle Physics on the lattice
Christof Gattringer (Graz): Dual formulation of lattice field theory
Zohar Komargodski (Weizmann): Observations on Conformal Field Theories
Michele Maggiore (Geneve): Gravity at large scales
Enrico Pajer (Utrecht): The story of a simpler universe
Marco Polini (IIT, Genova): Hydrodynamic transport, laminar flow, and the AdS/CFT viscosity bound in a graphene field effect transistor
Antonio D. Polosa (Roma): Tetraquarks, Pentaquarks and All That
Andrea Romanino (SISSA): The LHC challenge
Shinsei Ryu (Illinois): Bulk/boundary correspondence in topological phases
GGI10th organizers
Alberto Lerda, Daniele Dominici, Gabriele Veneziano.
Conference organizers
Bartolome Alles Salom, Francesco Bigazzi, Stefano Bolognesi, Andrea Cappelli, Daniele Dominici, Massimo D'Elia, Dario Francia, Dario Grasso, Kenichi Konishi, Enrico Meggiolaro, Michele Redi, Alessandro Strumia, Enrico Trincherini.
Paola Cecchi, Lucia Lilli
Local support
Annalisa Anichini, Mauro Morandini. Phone: +39-055-275-5255
INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) - GGI (Galileo Galilei Institute); Department of Physics "E. Fermi", Pisa University; Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa; Department of Physics and Astronomy, Firenze University