Description
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy is organizing the 8th International Conference on the Exact Renormalization Group - ERG2016 to be held in Trieste, Italy from 19 - 23 September 2016.

The ERG conferences, held every second year, are dedicated to the "exact", or "functional" Renormalization Group and its applications. Various forms of such ERG equations have been proposed over time by Wilson, Polchinski, Wetterich and others. They are slowly becoming central to our understanding of quantum field theory and prove especially useful in the study of non-perturbative phenomena. Steven Weinberg said of Wilson's pioneering work on the RG that it "changed the way we all think, not just about specific phenomena, but about a vast range of different phenomena."
 
Topics to be covered:
Fundamental interactions:
The Standard model and beyond, QCD, Quantum gravity;
Nuclear physics;
Condensed matter and statistical physics;
Strongly correlated fermions;
Critical and quantum critical phenomena;
Systems out of equilibrium.

The ERG is thus a truly interdisciplinary tool and the ERG conference is a unique meeting where practitioners working on different physical problems can fruitfully exchange ideas and methods.

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Roberto Percacci (SISSA, Trieste, Italy)
Antonello Scardicchio (ICTP, Trieste, Italy)
Andrea Trombettoni (CNR-IOM & SISSA, Trieste, Italy)

International Organizing Committee
J.-P. Blaizot (Saclay)
B. Delamotte (Paris)
W. Metzner (Stuttgart)
R. Percacci (Trieste)
M. Salmhofer (Heidelberg)
N. Tetradis (Athens)
C. Wetterich (Heidelberg)
 
SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
J. Braun (Darmstadt)
P. Calabrese (Trieste)
M. D’Elia (Pisa)
M. Dalmonte (Innsbruck)
N. Dupuis (Paris)
L. Fallani (Florence)
S. Floerchinger (Geneva)
A. Jakovac (Budapest)
L. Janssen (Dresden)
l. Klebanov (Princeton)
D. Litim (Sussex)
T. Morris (Southampton)
D. Oriti (Potsdam)
J. Pawlowski (Heidelberg)
S. Rychkov (Paris)
F. Sannino (Odense)
F. Saueressig (Nijmegen)
M. Scherer (Heidelberg)
N. Tetradis (Athens)
M. Yamada (Kanazawa)
T. Yokota (Kyoto)
L. Zambelli (Jena)





 
Go to day
  • Monday, 19 September 2016
    • 08:30 - 15:00 Session 1
      • 08:30 REGISTRATION & ADMINISTRATIVE FORMALITIES 45' ( )
        Visitors who are PAID by the ICTP and those who are NOT STAYING 
        in the ICTP Guest Houses ONLY, are requested to Register from 
        8.30 - 9.15 am in the reception area of the Leonardo da Vinci Building
        
        (subsequently, outside the above hours, with the Secretariat
        in office no. 135, first floor (near the Library))
      • 09:15 Opening Session 5'
        Budinich Lecture Hall - Leonardo da Vinci Building
      • 09:20 Quantum criticality 40'
        Speaker: Nicolas Jean-Marie DUPUIS (Universite' Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 10:00 Spontaneous breaking of Lorentz symmetry in QED3 40'
        Speaker: Lukas JANSSEN (TU Dresden, Germany)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 10:40 Coffee break 20'
      • 11:00 The phase diagram of strong interactions from lattice QCD simulations 50'
        Speaker: Massimo D'ELIA (Universita' di Pisa, Italy)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 11:50 Spectral functions in functional renormalization group approach --analysis of the collective soft modes at the QCD critical point-- 40'
        Speaker: Takeru YOKOTA (Kyoto University, Japan)
        Material: Manuscript Slides Video
      • 12:30 Lunch break 2h30' ( )
    • 15:00 - 18:00 Parallel Session 1 - Statistical Mechanics
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 15:00 Equilibrium and out of equilibrium disordered systems 25'
        Speaker: Gilles TARJUS (Unviersite' de Paris V, France)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 15:25 Dynamical crossovers in pre-thermal critical states 25'
        Speaker: Jamir MARINO (University of Cologne, Germany)
        Material: Video
      • 15:50 Universal short-time dynamics: functional renormalization group for a quench 25'
        Speaker: Alessio CHIOCCHETTA TOMELLERI (SISSA, Trieste, Italy)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 16:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:45 Nonperturbative renormalization group up to 6th order of the derivative expansion 25'
        Speaker: Ivan BALOG (Institute of Physics, Zagreb, Croatia)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 17:10 Some exact results in Navier-Stokes turbulence 25'
        Speaker: Leonie CANET (Universite' Grenoble Alpes & CNRS, France)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 17:35 Conductivity in the vicinity of a quantum critical point 25'
        Speaker: Felix ROSE (LPTMC/UPMC/CNRS, Paris, France)
        Material: Slides Video
    • 15:00 - 18:00 Parallel Session 2 - QCD
      Location: Lecture Room D (ex-SISSA Building)
      • 15:00 On the spectrum of light mesons in an SU(2) gauge theory with dynamical fermions 25'
        Speaker: Reinhard ALKOFER (University of Graz, Austria)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:25 Infrared QCD: perturbative or non perturbative? 25'
        Speaker: Nicolas WSCHEBOR PELLEGRINO (Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:50 Perturbative aspects of the phase diagram of QCD 25'
        Speaker: Julien SERREAU (Universite' Paris 7, France)
        Material: Slides
      • 16:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:45 Kaon condensation and functional renormalisation group 25'
        Speaker: Boris KRIPPA (University of Manchester, U.K.)
        Material: Slides
      • 17:10 Chiral symmetry breaking in continuum QCD 25'
        Speaker: Mario MITTER (Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Heidelberg, Germany)
        Material: Slides
      • 17:35 Critical phenomena in pion superfluid 25'
        Speaker: Ziyue WANG (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China)
        Material: Slides
    • 18:00 - 19:30 Session 2: Poster Session
      Poster Gallery (behind the Budinich Lecture Hall)
    • 19:30 - 22:00 Session 3: Welcome Reception
      Terrace - Leonardo Building
  • Tuesday, 20 September 2016
    • 09:00 - 15:00 Session 4
      • 09:00 Exact results for (Super) Asymptotically Safe QFT 1h0'
        Speaker: Francesco SANNINO (University of Southern Denmark)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 Asymptotically free nonabelian Higgs models 40'
        Speaker: Holger GIES (Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 11:10 Lattice gauge theories in synthetic quantum systems 40'
        Speaker: Marcello DALMONTE (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck, Austria)
        Material: Video
      • 11:50 Generation of structure in spin- and mass-imbalanced Fermi gases 40'
        Speaker: Jens BRAUN (Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 Lunch break 2h30' ( )
    • 15:00 - 18:00 Parallel Session 3 - Statistical Mechanics
      Location: Lecture Room D (ex-SISSA Building)
      • 15:00 Quantum renormalization group 25'
        Speaker: Sandor NAGY (University of Debrecen, Hungary)
      • 15:25 Critical Casimir forces from the equation of state of quantum critical systems 25'
        Speaker: Adam RANCON-SCHWEIGER (ENS, Lyon, France)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:50 Long Range interactions in O(N) models 25'
        Speaker: Nicolo' DEFENU (SISSA, Trieste, Italy)
      • 16:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:45 Quantum critical behavior in 2D-Hubbard Model using fRG+MF methods 25'
        Speaker: Kambis VESCHGINI (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
        Material: Slides
      • 17:10 Formation of self-bound states in a one-dimensional nuclear model - a renormalization group based density functional study 25'
        Speaker: Sandra KEMLER (Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany)
        Material: Slides
      • 17:35 Quantum polymerized membranes 25'
        Speaker: Olivier COQUAND (LPTMC/CNRS/UMR, Paris, France)
        Material: Slides
    • 15:00 - 18:00 Parallel Session 4 - QFT
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 15:00 Sine-Gordon models: from Conformal Field Theory to Higgs physics 25'
        Speaker: Istvan NANDORI (University of Debrecen, Hungary)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 15:25 Scaling, superscaling, emergent supersymmetry and the Lee-Yang model from the functional renormalization group 25'
        Speaker: Omar ZANUSSO (Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 15:50 Asymptotic safety in semi-simple gauge-Yukawa theories 25'
        Speaker: Andrew BOND (University of Sussex, U.K. & Boston University, U.S.A.)
        Material: Video
      • 16:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:45 Higgs inflation and quantum gravity: An exact RG approach 25'
        Speaker: Ippocratis SALTAS (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 17:10 Local and functional renormalization group 25'
        Speaker: Alessandro CODELLO (Veneto, Italy)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 17:35 Nonperturbative renormalization flow of the Higgs potential 25'
        Speaker: Rene SONDENHEIMER (Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany)
        Material: Slides Video
    • 18:00 - 19:30 Session 5 - Poster Session
      Poster Gallery (behind the Budinich Lecture Hall)
  • Wednesday, 21 September 2016
    • 08:30 - 14:00 Session 6
      • 08:30 Effective dark matter description through the ERG 40'
        Speaker: Nikolaos TETRADIS (University of Athens, Greece)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 09:10 Dissipation from the analytically continued 1 Pl effective action 40'
        Speaker: Stefan FLOERCHINGER (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 09:50 Coffee break 40'
        followed by the GROUP PHOTO
        (outside of the main entrance (carpark area)
      • 10:30 Thematic session on background independence: 2h30'
        Daniel BECKER - Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands
        Peter LABUS - SISSA, Trieste, Italy
        Jan PAWLOWSKI - University of Heidelberg, Germany
        Gian Paolo VACCA - INFN, Bologna, Italy
        Christof WETTERICH - University of Heidelberg, Germany
        Material: Slides - Becker Slides - Labus Slides - Pawlowski Slides - Vacca Slides - Wetterich Video
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h0'
        followed by EXCURSIONS
        Skocjanske Jame Caves - Slovenia (Departure time 14.15)
        Aquileia & (time permitting) Grado
        (Departure time 14.00)
        
        buses will be waiting in the carpark, 
        front entrance
  • Thursday, 22 September 2016
    • 09:00 - 15:00 Session 7
      • 09:00 Recent progress in asymptotic safety 40'
        Speaker: Daniel LITIM (University of Sussex, Brighton, U.K.)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 09:40 Momenta fields and the derivative expansion 40'
        Speaker: Luca ZAMBELLI (Friedrich Schiller Universitaet Jena, Germany)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:20 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:50 The CFT genome project 1h0'
        Speaker: Vyacheslav RYCHKOV (ENS, Paris, France / CERN, Geneva, Switzerland)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 11:50 Functional Renormalization Group in fermion systems 40'
        Speaker: Antal JAKOVAC (Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 12:30 Lunch break 2h30' ( )
    • 15:00 - 18:00 Parallel Session 5 - Many Body Theory
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 15:00 High-frequency asymptotics of the vertex function for the functional renormalization group and beyond 25'
        Speaker: Ciro TARANTO (University of Vienna, Austria & Max-Planck-Institue, Stuttgart, Germany)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 15:25 Beyond DMFT with the functional renormalization group 25'
        Speaker: Demetrio VILARDI (Max-Planck-Institute, Stuttgart, Germany)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 15:50 Interplay between magnetism, superconductivity, and orbital order in 5-pocket iron-based superconductors 25'
        Speaker: Laura CLASSEN (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 16:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:45 Strongly interacting Fermi gas in two dimension 25'
        Speaker: Tilman ENSS (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 17:10 Superconducting quantum criticality in 3D Luttinger semimetals 25'
        Speaker: Igor BOETTCHER (Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 17:35 Amplitude fluctuations in the Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless phase 25'
        Speaker: Pawel JAKUBCZYK (Warsaw University, Poland)
        Material: Slides Video
    • 15:00 - 18:00 Parallel Session 6 - Gravity
      Location: Lecture Room D (ex-SISSA Building)
      • 15:00 Vertex functions in quantum gravity 25'
        Speaker: Nicolai CHRISTIANSEN (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:25 On de Sitter solutions in asymptotically safe f(R)-theories 25'
        Speaker: Christoph RAHMEDE (RICMASS, Rome, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:50 Renormalisation and observables in quantum gravity 25'
        Speaker: Kevin FALLS (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
        Material: Slides
      • 16:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 16:45 Renormalization Group Equation for f(R) gravity on a hyperbolic space 25'
        Speaker: Nobuyoshi OHTA (Kindai University, Japan)
        Material: Slides
      • 17:10 Quantum-gravity effects on a Higgs-Yukawa model 25'
        Speaker: Astrid EICHHORN (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
        Material: Slides
      • 17:35 On gauge and field-parametrization dependence in quantum gravity 25'
        Speaker: Antonio DUARTE PEREIRA JUNIOR (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteroi, Brazil)
        Material: Slides
    • 19:30 - 23:30 Session 8
      SOCIAL DINNER - Le Terrazze del Riviera
      
      (within 15 minutes walking distance)
  • Friday, 23 September 2016
    • 09:00 - 14:30 Session 9
      • 09:00 Entanglement and quantum field theories 1h0'
        Speaker: Pasquale CALABRESE (SISSA, Trieste, Italy)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 10:00 Critical exponents can be different on the two sides of a phase transition 40'
        Speaker: Bertrand DELAMOTTE (Universite' Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 10:40 Coffee break 20'
      • 11:00 UV completion of some UV fixed points 1h0'
        Speaker: Igor KLEBANOV (Princeton University, U.S.A.)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 12:00 Critical O(N) models above four dimensions: Small-N solutions and stability 40'
        Speaker: Michael SCHERER (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 12:40 Lunch break 1h50' ( )
    • 14:30 - 16:40 Session 10
      • 14:30 Quantum gravity on foliated space time asymptotically safe and sound 40'
        Speaker: Frank SAURESSIG (Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 15:10 Towards solving hierarchy problem with asymptotically safe gravity 40'
        Speaker: Masatoshi YAMADA (University of Kanazawa, Japan)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 15:50 Functional Renormalisation Group approach to the continuum limit of Group Field Theories 40'
        Speaker: Daniele ORITI (Max-Planck-Institute, Golm, Germany)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 16:30 Closing 5'