June 20, 2022 to July 1, 2022
Europe/Rome timezone

High energy physics meets low energy phenomena

Throughout the history of quantum field theory there has been a rich cross-pollination between high energy and condensed matter physics. From the theory of renormalization to the consequences of spontaneous symmetry breaking, this interaction has brought tremendous progress in our understanding of natural phenomena. The recent developments in our systematic study of conformal field theories and new phases of matter, the conformal bootstrap, gauge/gravity and other types of dualities, have re-ignite a fervent exchange between high energy and condensed matter theorists which has brought already remarkable progress.

The first Pollica Summer Workshop on Effective Field Theories aims to bring together theorists working on a broad range of ideas and techniques from high to low-energy physics, all working in the beautiful setting of the medieval town of Pollica in Southwestern Italy (Cilento region). The workshop is scheduled for the dates of 20th June to 1st July 2022.

Location: The workshop will take place in Castello dei Principi Capano, see the map for also nearby restaurant suggestions.

Covid Update: We are carefully monitoring the development of the COVID situation. Currently we are considering a hybrid format where those accepted participants who don't feel safe traveling to South Italy could participate remotely in many of the conference activities, including talks and collective discussion sessions.



Invited Speakers: 

Alexander Abanov, University of Stony Brook, NY, USA 
Alexander Altland, University of Cologne, Germany 
Natan Andrei, Rutgers University, NJ, USA
Richard Averitt, University of California San Diego, CA, USA
Alexey Boyarskiy, Leiden University, Netherlands 
Luca Delacretaz, University of Chicago, IL, USA
Eugene Demler, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Andrey Gromov, Brown University, RI, USA
Alex Kamenev, University of Minnesota, MN, USA
Anatoli Polkovnikov, Boston University, MA, USA
Riccardo Rattazzi, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Ira Rothstein, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA
Maksym Serbyn, IST Austria, Austria
Grigory Tarnopolsky, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA
Alessandro Vichi, Università di Pisa, Italy
Silke Weinfurtner, Nottingham University, UK
Yizhi You, Princeton University, NJ, USA

Scientific and organizing committee:

Vadim Cheianov (Leiden University),
Roberta Citro (UniSA),
Angelo Esposito (Princeton IAS),
Alessandra Lanzara (UC Berkeley),
Mario Martone (YITP and SCGP Stony Brook),
Riccardo Penco (Carnegie Mellon),
Riccardo Rattazzi (EPFL Lausanne).

Local Scientific and Organizing committee:

Vittorio Cautadella (UniNA),
Claudio Guarcello (UniSA),
Gaetano Lambiase (UniSA).

Sponsored by:

Comune di Pollica