ICTS provides a platform for researchers working on diverse subjects to congregate during high-quality programs of varying durations. These highly interactive sessions endorse research areas that are especially contemporary, important and intellectually challenging. The programs contribute to transforming the way people approach research, venture into unexplored directions, nurture new frontiers of science and encourage collaborations. ICTS also encourages cross-disciplinary immersions and collaborations between theorists and experimentalists, and fosters research areas of importance to India.
Past programs
27 August 2018 to 02 November 2018
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS Bangalore
Entropy is a central and fundamental concept in statistical mechanics, but considerations of entropy remain far from routine, and exhibit non-trivial and surprising aspects, particularly in soft...more
  • Organizers: 
    Bulbul Chakraborty, Pinaki Chaudhuri, Chandan Dasgupta, Marjolein Dijkstra, Smarajit Karmakar, Vijaykumar Krishnamurthy, Jorge Kurchan, Madan Rao, Srikanth Sastry and Francesco Sciortino
  • Application deadline:  30 June 2018
  • Contact:  eiosm  ictsresin
13 August 2018 to 24 August 2018
Madhava Lecture Hall, ICTS, Bangalore
This school is part of the annual ICTS summer schools on gravitational-wave (GW) astronomy. Recent observations of GW signals from coalescing binaries of black holes and neutron stars have firmly...more
  • Organizers: 
    Parameswaran Ajith, K. G. Arun and Bala R. Iyer
  • Application deadline:  27 May 2018
  • Contact:  gwschool  ictsresin
16 July 2018 to 10 August 2018
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS Bangalore
This program aims to address various aspects of integrability and its role in the advancement of Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and Statistical Mechanics. The scope of...more
  • Organizers: 
    Alexander Abanov, Rukmini Dey, Fabian Essler, Manas Kulkarni, Joel Moore, Vishal Vasan and Paul Wiegmann
  • Application deadline:  31 March 2018
  • Contact:  integrability2018  ictsresin
27 June 2018 to 13 July 2018
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS Bangalore
This advanced level school is the ninth in the series. This is a pedagogical school, aimed at bridging the gap between masters-level courses and topics in statistical physics at the frontline of...more
  • Organizers: 
    Abhishek Dhar and Sanjib Sabhapandit
  • Application deadline:  31 January 2018
  • Contact:  bssp  ictsresin
16 June 2018 to 30 June 2018
Ramanujan hall for Summer School held from 16 - 25 June, 2018; Madhava hall for Workshop on Complex Networks held from 26 - 30 June, 2018
This Summer Program on Dynamics of Complex Systems is the third in the series. The theme for the program this year is non-smooth dynamical systems and complex networks . The study of bifurcations, i...more
  • Organizers: 
    Amit Apte, Soumitro Banerjee, Pranay Goel, Partha Guha, Neelima Gupte, Govindan Rangarajan and Somdatta Sinha
  • Application deadline:  15 March 2018
  • Contact:  dcs  ictsresin
04 June 2018 to 13 June 2018
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS Bangalore
Non-Hermitian Physics-"Pseudo-Hermitian Hamiltonians in Quantum Physics (PHHQP) XVIII " is the 18th meeting in the series that is being held over the years in Quantum Physics. The scope of the...more
  • Organizers: 
    Abhishek Dhar, Andrew Houck, Manas Kulkarni, Bhabani Mandal, Vijayaraghavan Rajamani, Avadh Saxena and Miloslav Znojil
  • Application deadline:  31 January 2018
  • Contact:  nhp2018  ictsresin
07 May 2018 to 18 May 2018
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS Bengaluru
The summer school is intended for women students studying in first year B.Sc./B.E./B.Tech. or equivalent degree and having Mathematics as one of the major subjects/courses, during the academic year...more
  • Organizers: 
    Siva Athreya and Anita Naolekar
  • Application deadline:  31 March 2018
  • Contact:  swms2018  ictsresin
16 April 2018 to 26 April 2018
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS Bangalore
This program is aimed at Master's- and PhD-level students who wish to be exposed to interesting problems in biology that lie at the biology-physics interface. Besides familiarity with basic biology,...more
  • Organizers: 
    Vidyanand Nanjundiah and Olivier Rivoire
  • Contact:  livingmatter2018  ictsresin
05 March 2018 to 17 March 2018
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS Bangalore
No living organism escapes evolutionary change. Evolutionary biology thus connects all biological disciplines. To understand the processes driving evolution, we need a theoretical framework to...more
  • Organizers: 
    Deepa Agashe and Kavita Jain
  • Application deadline:  15 November 2017
  • Contact:  popgen2018  ictsresin
27 January 2018 to 03 February 2018
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS Bangalore
The program "Nonperturbative and Numerical Approaches to Quantum Gravity, String Theory and Holography" aims to bring together theorists working in the areas of lattice field theory, string theory,...more
  • Organizers: 
    Poul H. Damgaard, Masanori Hanada, Anosh Joseph, Loganayagam R, Aninda Sinha and Toby Wiseman
  • Application deadline:  20 October 2017
  • Contact:  numericalstringsbangalore  ictsresin

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