Activities

The Institute's scientific activities are centered around four to six main thematic programmes per year complemented by several workshops and individual lectures organized on short notice. Participation in thematic programmes and workshops is by invitation only.

To support the scientific education of graduate students and young researchers, the ESI regularly offers lecture courses at advanced graduate level held by so-called Senior Research Fellows. In addition, there are summer and winter schools in research areas of topical interest.

In 2012, the ESI has moreover initiated the Research in Teams programme offering individual visiting positions for teams of two to four researchers on application basis.

Since June 2016 the Junior Research Fellowship Programme supports external or local graduate students and recent postdocs.

For more information on the individual programmes and the application procedure, please select the activity you are interested in in the above menu.

On the right hand side you can find a list of all current and upcoming activities. To see the past activities, please use the link at the bottom.

Current and Upcoming

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Anna Kosogor (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev): The spin-wave contribution to the specific heat of Heusler alloys May 23, 2022 — Oct. 8, 2022 Fellowship for Ukrainian Scientists
Valeri Lozovski (Taras Shevchenko National University Kiev): The self-consistent description of plasmon-assisted Brillouin Light Scattering (BLS) spectroscopy June 6, 2022 — Oct. 6, 2022 Fellowship for Ukrainian Scientists
Judith Alcock-Zeilinger (Independent Researcher): Multiplet bases for resummation — understanding structures of color evolution July 11, 2022 — Nov. 10, 2022 Junior Research Fellow
Yurii Zhuchok (Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University): Endomorphism semigroups and free Loday’s structures July 11, 2022 — Nov. 10, 2022 Fellowship for Ukrainian Scientists
Anatolii V. Zhuchok (Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University): Relatively free trioids and generalized dimonoids Aug. 15, 2022 — Dec. 15, 2022 Fellowship for Ukrainian Scientists
Yuliia V. Zhuchok (Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University): Free trioids Aug. 15, 2022 — Dec. 15, 2022 Fellowship for Ukrainian Scientists
Tensor Networks: Mathematical Structures and Novel Algorithms Aug. 29, 2022 — Oct. 21, 2022 Thematic Programme
Barbara Bošnjak (U Zagreb): The unitarizability problem through Arthur packets Sept. 1, 2022 — Oct. 1, 2022 Junior Research Fellow
John Barrett (U of Nottingham): Introduction to Non-commutative Geometry Sept. 1, 2022 — Oct. 31, 2022 SRF Course
Sudipta Dutta (IIT Kanpur): Holography of Asymptotically flat spacetimes Sept. 1, 2022 — Dec. 31, 2022 Junior Research Fellow
Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems Sept. 19, 2022 — Oct. 14, 2022 Thematic Programme
Research in Teams Project: Two-Layer Periodic Water Waves Oct. 1, 2022 — Oct. 31, 2022 Research in Teams
Vincentas Mulevicius (U Hamburg): Defects in Douglas-Reutter 4-dimensional TQFT Oct. 1, 2022 — Dec. 31, 2022 Junior Research Fellow
ESI Medal Award Ceremony 2022 Nov. 4, 2022 Symposium
Scientific Advisory Board Meeting 2022 Nov. 5, 2022 — Nov. 6, 2022 Workshop
Spectral Theory of Differential Operators in Quantum Theory Nov. 7, 2022 — Nov. 11, 2022 Workshop
Individual Visiting Scientists 2022 Nov. 12, 2022 — Nov. 19, 2022 Individual Scientists
Mathematical Methods for the Study of Self-organization in the Biological Sciences Nov. 14, 2022 — Dec. 9, 2022 Thematic Programme
Blackbody Radiation Induced Effects and Phenomena Feb. 13, 2023 — Feb. 17, 2023 Workshop
Between Regularity and Defects: Variational and Geometrical Methods in Materials Science Feb. 20, 2023 — Feb. 24, 2023 Workshop
Carlos Perez (U Heidelberg): Random finite gauge matrix geometries: numerical and analytic aspects March 1, 2023 — June 30, 2023 Junior Research Fellow
Non-regular Spacetime Geometry March 13, 2023 — March 24, 2023 Workshop
The Dynamics of Planetary-scale Fluid Flows April 11, 2023 — June 2, 2023 Thematic Programme
Spectral Theory and Mathematical Relativity June 5, 2023 — July 28, 2023 Thematic Programme
Quantum Field Theory at the Frontiers of the Strong Interaction July 31, 2023 — Sept. 1, 2023 Thematic Programme
Geometry beyond Riemann: Curvature and Rigidity Sept. 11, 2023 — Nov. 3, 2023 Thematic Programme
The Landscape vs. the Swampland July 1, 2024 — Aug. 9, 2024 Thematic Programme

Sep 27. 2022

Generalized Density Profiles in Single-File Systems Olivier Benichou (Sorbonne U, Paris) Sep 27. 2022, 09:00 - 09:45 Part of Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems (Thematic Programme).
Ordering of diffusing spins Jae Dong Noh (U of Seoul) Sep 27. 2022, 09:45 - 10:30 Part of Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems (Thematic Programme).
Packets of diffusing particles exhibit universal exponential tails Eli Barkai (Bar Ilan U) Sep 27. 2022, 11:00 - 11:45 Part of Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems (Thematic Programme).
Fluctuations in the Fourier coefficient of the current in periodically driven systems Oren Raz (Weizmann Institute, Rehovot) Sep 27. 2022, 11:45 - 12:30 Part of Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems (Thematic Programme).
Anomalous thermal relaxation for over-damped Langevin dynamics Marija Vucelja (U Virginia) Sep 27. 2022, 14:00 - 14:45 Part of Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems (Thematic Programme).
On the origin of fat tailed distribution functions in driven complex systems Stefan Thurner (Med U Vienna) Sep 27. 2022, 14:45 - 15:30 Part of Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems (Thematic Programme).

Sep 28. 2022

Several applications of Engineered Swift Equilibration Sergio Ciliberto (CNRS, Paris) Sep 28. 2022, 09:00 - 09:45 Part of Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems (Thematic Programme).
From stochastic thermodynamics to thermodynamic inference Udo Seifert (U Stuttgart) Sep 28. 2022, 09:45 - 10:30 Part of Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems (Thematic Programme).
A large deviation perspective on nanoscale transport phenomena David Limmer (UC, Berkeley) Sep 28. 2022, 11:00 - 11:45 Part of Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems (Thematic Programme).
Tensor network methods and large deviations Juan Garrahan (U of Nottingham) Sep 28. 2022, 11:45 - 12:30 Part of Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems (Thematic Programme).

Sep 29. 2022

Entropy growth during free expansion of an ideal gas Abhishek Dhar (TIFR, Bangalore) Sep 29. 2022, 09:00 - 09:45 Part of Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems (Thematic Programme).
Quantum bounds and Fluctuation-Dissipation Relation Jorge Kurchan (ENS Paris) Sep 29. 2022, 09:45 - 10:30 Part of Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems (Thematic Programme).
Statistical physics of microbial growth: fluctuations, phase transitions and large deviations Ariel Amir (Harvard U, Cambridge) Sep 29. 2022, 11:00 - 11:45 Part of Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems (Thematic Programme).
Coarsening, condensates and extremes in aggregation-fragmentation models Mustansir Barma (TIFR Hyderabad) Sep 29. 2022, 11:45 - 12:30 Part of Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems (Thematic Programme).
Anomalous transport in nonlinear lattices: quasi-integrability and long-range interactions Stefano Lepri (ISC) Sep 29. 2022, 14:00 - 14:45 Part of Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems (Thematic Programme).
A surprising centenarian: the Ising model and its (quantum) interface dynamics Andrea Gambassi (SISSA, Trieste) Sep 29. 2022, 14:45 - 15:30 Part of Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems (Thematic Programme).

Sep 30. 2022

The long-ranged influence of disorder on active systems Yariv Kafri (Technion Haifa) Sep 30. 2022, 09:00 - 09:45 Part of Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems (Thematic Programme).
Inspection Paradox Approach to Stochastic Resetting Shlomi Reuveni (Tel Aviv U) Sep 30. 2022, 09:45 - 10:30 Part of Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems (Thematic Programme).
Large Deviations in Random Sequential Packing and Covering Paul Krapivsky (U of Boston) Sep 30. 2022, 11:00 - 11:45 Part of Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems (Thematic Programme).
Stochastic Resetting: Overview and Recent Developments Martin Evans (U Edinburgh) Sep 30. 2022, 11:45 - 12:30 Part of Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems (Thematic Programme).

Oct 03. 2022

Tensor networks for fermionic parton wave functions Hong-Hao Tu (TU Dresden) Oct 03. 2022, 09:30 - 10:15 Part of Tensor Networks: Mathematical Structures and Novel Algorithms (Thematic Programme).
Defects and Duality on the Lattice Paul Fendley (U Oxford) Oct 03. 2022, 10:50 - 12:00 Part of Tensor Networks: Mathematical Structures and Novel Algorithms (Thematic Programme).
TBA András Molnár (U Vienna) Oct 03. 2022, 14:00 - 14:45 Part of Tensor Networks: Mathematical Structures and Novel Algorithms (Thematic Programme).
TBA Carolin Wille (U Oxford) Oct 03. 2022, 15:30 - 16:40 Part of Tensor Networks: Mathematical Structures and Novel Algorithms (Thematic Programme).

Oct 04. 2022

Ogata's construction of an index for SPT phases of quantum spin chains. Bruno Nachtergaele (UC Davis) Oct 04. 2022, 09:00 - 10:10 Part of Tensor Networks: Mathematical Structures and Novel Algorithms (Thematic Programme).
Large deviations in the non-equilibrium stationary state of diffusive systems Tridib Sadhu (TIFR, Bangalore) Oct 04. 2022, 10:00 - 11:00 Part of Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems (Thematic Programme).
Thermalization of quantum memories - a tensor networks approach Angelo Lucia (U Complutense de Madrid) Oct 04. 2022, 10:50 - 12:00 Part of Tensor Networks: Mathematical Structures and Novel Algorithms (Thematic Programme).
A derivation of braided $C^*$-tensor categories from gapped ground states satisfying the approximate Haag duality Yoshiko Ogata (U Tokyo) Oct 04. 2022, 14:00 - 14:45 Part of Tensor Networks: Mathematical Structures and Novel Algorithms (Thematic Programme).
Dynamical universality classes: Recent results and open questions Gunter Schuetz (IST) Oct 04. 2022, 15:00 - 16:00 Part of Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems (Thematic Programme).
Canonical forms and their applications in privacy David Pérez-García (U Complutense de Madrid) Oct 04. 2022, 15:30 - 16:40 Part of Tensor Networks: Mathematical Structures and Novel Algorithms (Thematic Programme).

Oct 05. 2022

String nets and RCFT correlators Jürgen Fuchs (U Karlstad) Oct 05. 2022, 09:00 - 10:10 Part of Tensor Networks: Mathematical Structures and Novel Algorithms (Thematic Programme).
Tensors, state-sum TFTs and the evaluation of (extruded) graphs Christoph Schweigert (U Hamburg) Oct 05. 2022, 10:50 - 12:00 Part of Tensor Networks: Mathematical Structures and Novel Algorithms (Thematic Programme).
Condensation and stability of topological order in tensor networks Dominic Williamson (U Sydney) Oct 05. 2022, 14:00 - 14:45 Part of Tensor Networks: Mathematical Structures and Novel Algorithms (Thematic Programme).
Dualities in one-dimensional quantum lattice models: symmetric Hamiltonians and matrix product operator intertwiners Laurens Lootens (Ghent U) Oct 05. 2022, 15:30 - 16:40 Part of Tensor Networks: Mathematical Structures and Novel Algorithms (Thematic Programme).

Oct 06. 2022

Gauged Gaussian Fermionic PEPS: a tool for studying lattice gauge theories Erez Zohar (HU Jerusalem) Oct 06. 2022, 09:30 - 10:15 Part of Tensor Networks: Mathematical Structures and Novel Algorithms (Thematic Programme).
Large deviations of work distributions for RNA secondary structures and for other distributions and models Alexander Hartmann (U Oldenburg) Oct 06. 2022, 10:00 - 11:00 Part of Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems (Thematic Programme).
TBA ‪David T. Stephen (U of Colorado, Boulder) Oct 06. 2022, 10:50 - 12:00 Part of Tensor Networks: Mathematical Structures and Novel Algorithms (Thematic Programme).
Entanglement transitions in tree tensor networks Adam Nahum (ENS Paris) Oct 06. 2022, 15:30 - 16:40 Part of Tensor Networks: Mathematical Structures and Novel Algorithms (Thematic Programme).

Oct 07. 2022

TBA Anne Nielsen (AU) Oct 07. 2022, 09:00 - 09:45 Part of Tensor Networks: Mathematical Structures and Novel Algorithms (Thematic Programme).
Quantum Simulation of Conformal Field Theory Tobias Osborne (ITP Hannover) Oct 07. 2022, 11:15 - 12:25 Part of Tensor Networks: Mathematical Structures and Novel Algorithms (Thematic Programme).

Oct 12. 2022

Localization transition in the Discrete Non-Linear Schrödinger Equation: ensembles inequivalence and negative temperatures Giacomo Gradenigo (Gran Sasso Science Institute, L'Aquila) Oct 12. 2022, 10:00 - 11:00 Part of Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems (Thematic Programme).

Oct 13. 2022

Current fluctuations in noninteracting run-and-tumble particles in one dimension Alberto Rosso (U Paris Sud, Orsay) Oct 13. 2022, 10:00 - 11:00 Part of Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems (Thematic Programme).

Oct 14. 2022

The Hamiltonian bit: erasure with zero work by bypassing Liouville's theorem Roi Holtzman (Weizmann Institute, Rehovot) Oct 14. 2022, 10:00 - 11:00 Part of Large Deviations, Extremes and Anomalous Transport in Non-equilibrium Systems (Thematic Programme).

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