Feb 9 – 16, 2020
DESY Hamburg
Europe/Berlin timezone

YRISW 2020A modern primer for superconformal field theories

Scope of the school

The Young Researchers Integrability School and Workshop (YRISW) is an ongoing series of meetings devoted to review the latest advances in exact techniques in theoretical physics, at the frontier with mathematics. Past editions have focused on exact results in certain two-dimensional quantum field theories and in string theory which can be tackled with the toolbox of integrable models and 2D CFT. The aim of the 2020 school will be the investigation of higher dimensional superconformal field theories. This is a modern topic in theoretical physics, with numerous applications and deep connections with mathematics.

The YRISW spirit

The 2020 edition was the fifth in a series of meetings, which are characterised by an underlying idea: a meeting for young researchers, designed by young researchers. The topics are presented in a pedagogical way, combining long blackboard lectures and tutorials, in such a way as to be accessible to PhD students in theoretical physics as well as to exceptional MSc students. All courses are part of a coherent narrative, in such a way to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest advances in this modern topic.


It is necessary to apply in order to attend the school; it is also possible to apply for accommodation in Hamburg and limited financial support. Applications are now closed.


Elli Pomoni, DESY Hamburg

Alessandro Sfondrini, ETH Zurich


Past editions

  • YRISW 2019, ESI, Vienna, Austria, February 2019
  • YRISW 2018, Congressi Stefano Franscini, Ascona (Switzerland), January 2018
  • YRISW 2017, Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland), February 2017
  • YRIS, Durham University (U.K.), July 2015

This series of schools was started within the Marie Curie ITN "Gauge Theory as an Integrable System" (GATIS).


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