(RAVELLO - SEPTEMBER 15 - 27, 2014)

The aim of the school is to give introductive lectures by international experts in the field of Mathematical Physics and Applied Mathematics. The school is mainly addressed to young researchers.
Five courses will be given in a series of 12 lectures scheduled in the morning of each day.

Courses (click on the title to know the contents):

1. Aspects of plasma dynamics
- part I (6 lectures, I week): "Introduction to the theory of waves in plasmas", Marco Brambilla (Max       Planck Institute - Muenchen)
part II (6 lectures, II week): "Hamiltonian and action principle formulations", Phil Morrison  (University of Texas at Austin - Austin)

2. Dynamics of defects and fronts in pattern-forming systems
- part I (6 lectures, I week): Mariana Haragus (Universit� de Franche-Comt� - Besancon)
- part II (6 lectures, II week): Arnd Scheel   (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis)

3. Introduction to interacting particle systems and their duality theory
- part I (6 lectures, I week):  Frank Redig (Delft University of Technology - Delft)
- part II (6 lectures, II week): Cristian Giardina (Universit� di di Modena e Reggio Emilia - Modena)

4. Normal form methods with numerical applications
(6 lectures, I week):  Antonio Giorgilli  (Universit�  di Milano - Milano)

5. Riemann�Hilbert boundary value problems and applications to random matrices, random processes, integrable systems.
(6 lectures, II week):  Marco Bertola  (Concordia University - Montreal)

Classes will be held from Monday to Saturday. Some lectures notes will be available on the first day of the school. Each participant must attend, at least, two courses without interruption and for the entire duration of the school, unless exceptional and justified reasons. All the participants must be active in the seminarial activity during the afternoon. This activity will be organized and driven by the lecturers.


To attend the school you have to send a request by e-mail to not later May 31, 2014,  indicating the two courses you want to attend and if you need a financial support from GNFM. Financial support covering the living expenses and lodging will be available up to 30 young participants. Travel expenses may be refunded only to Italian supported participants. Applications will be examined by the scientific board of GNFM and the final decision will be notified as soon as possible.

Il Direttore del  GNFM                                                     Il Direttore della Scuola

Prof. T. Ruggeri                                                                   Prof.  S. Rionero

Bologna, March 18 2014