Chaos and quantum gravityMay 22, 2013 (17:30 - 19:30) (Magna - Seminar)
:From the chaos theory to the formulation of the theory of quantum gravity, including a revision of quantum mechanics: these will be the themes addressed at SISSA on the occasion of the next Sciama Lecture, featuring British meteorologist Tim Palmer.
Water wars acqua, sostenibilità e conflittiMay 24, 2013 (16:30 - 17:30) (Room 005 - Seminar)
:Guerre per l'acqua, ma anche azioni per preservare questo bene. Una tavola rotonda alla Scuola Internazionale Superiore di studi Avanzati (SISSA) di Trieste, gratuita e aperta al pubblico, approfondirà il tema da più punti di vista insieme ad alcuni esperti internazionali.
Vector Bundles on Algebraic Curves 2013June 17, 2013 - June 21, 2013 (Magna - Seminar)
:A major recent breakthrough in the field of applications of algebraic geometry to theoretical physics has been the discovery of a deep relation between Nekrasov's partition function, and the conformal blocks a quantum conformal field theory --- the so called Alday-Gaiotto-Tachikawa conjecture. This workshop aims at providing an updated survey of the state of the art in this area of research, in its various
MAPPEJune 26, 2013 - June 28, 2013 (Room 128 - Other)
:Il Laboratorio Interdisciplinare della SISSA organizza MAPPE Trieste - Percorsi di innovazione tra scienza, società e comunicazione. Tra gli eventi previsti segnaliamo: il Workshop dal titolo "Science Writing" condotto da Tim Radford del Guardian; l'XI Convegno Nazionale sulla Comunicazione della Scienza; la Celebrazione del Ventennale del Master in Comunicazione della Scienza che ospiterà la Lectio Magistralis del direttore del Corriere della Sera, Dott. Ferruccio de Bortoli.
Evolution Problems for Material Defects: Dislocations, Plasticity, and FractureSeptember 30, 2013 - October 04, 2013 (Magna - Seminar)
:This is the first conference organized in the framework of my ERC Advanced Grant QuaDynEvoPro "Quasistatic and Dynamic Evolution Problems in Plasticity and Fracture" and second annual workshop of the PIRE (Partnerships for International Research and Education) project "Science at the triple point between mathematics, mechanics and materials science", which includes the Carnegie Mellon University, the California Institute of Technology, the New York University, and the University of Minnesota.
The concept of pointNovember 14, 2013 - November 16, 2013 (Default - Other)
:The notion of point goes through the entire history of mathematics, from ancient Greece to our times. It has deep connections with philosophy and with natural sciences (i.e., the concept of point particle in classical mechanics, locality in QFT, the use
Mathematical Control in TriesteDecember 02, 2013 - December 06, 2013 (Magna - Seminar)
:MCT is a conference for researchers in Mathematical Control. It focuses on theoretical methods for control both of PDEs and ODEs, as well as some challenging applications. The first part of the conference (December 2nd - 4th) is centered on Control of PDEs. The second part of the conference (December 5th - 6th) focuses on Control of ODEs. During the whole week, a short course on Stochastic Control (10h) is scheduled.