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
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
08 January 2018 to 18 January 2018
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS Bangalore
The Kavli Asian Winter School (KAWS) on Strings, Particles and Cosmology is a pan-Asian collaborative effort of high energy theorists from China, India, Japan and Korea to give young researchers in...more
  • Organizers: 
    Minxin Huang, Sangmin Lee, Sungjay Lee, Loganayagam R, Suvrat Raju, Tadashi Takayanagi, Masahito Yamazaki and Gang Yang
  • Application deadline:  30 September 2017
  • Contact:  kaws2018  ictsresin
25 December 2017 to 04 January 2018
Madhava Lecture Hall, ICTS, Bangalore
Holomorphic curves are a central object of study in complex algebraic geometry. Such curves are meaningful even when the target has an almost complex structure. The moduli space of these curves (...more
  • Organizers: 
    Somnath Basu, Rukmini Dey and Ritwik Mukherjee
  • Application deadline:  08 November 2017
  • Contact:  jhgw2017  ictsresin
04 December 2017 to 22 December 2017
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS, Bengaluru
The International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS) and the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), are organizing a Winter School on Quantitative Systems Biology (...more
  • Organizers: 
    Sidhartha Goyal, Kavita Jain, Vijaykumar Krishnamurthy, Luca Peliti and Mukund Thattai
  • Application deadline:  01 July 2017
  • Contact:  qsb2017  ictsresin
06 November 2017 to 24 November 2017
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS, Bengaluru
The program focuses on geometry, dynamical systems and group actions. Topics are chosen to cover the modern aspects of these areas in which research has been very active in recent times. The program...more
  • Organizers: 
    C. S. Aravinda, Shrikrishna Dani, Krishnendu Gongopadhyay and Athanase Papadopoulos
  • Application deadline:  31 May 2017
  • Contact:  ggd2017  ictsresin
14 August 2017 to 13 October 2017
Madhava Lecture Hall, ICTS, Bengaluru
Large deviation theory made its way into statistical physics as a mathematical framework for studying equilibrium systems, and is now increasingly used for studying nonequilibrium systems driven in...more
  • Organizers: 
    Arvind Ayyer, Frank den Hollander, Abhishek Dhar, Juan P. Garrahan, Christopher Jarzynski, Manjunath Krishnapur, Tony Lelievre, Sanjib Sabhapandit and Hugo Touchette
  • Application deadline:  28 February 2017
  • Contact:  ldt  ictsresin
17 July 2017 to 04 August 2017
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS Bangalore
There have been major recent breakthroughs, both experimental and theoretical, in the field of Open Quantum Systems. The aim of this program is to bring together leaders in the Open Quantum Systems...more
  • Organizers: 
    Abhishek Dhar, Manas Kulkarni, Jason Petta, Anatoli Polkovnikov, Sadiq Rangwala, Dibyendu Roy and Rajamani Vijayaraghavan
  • Application deadline:  01 December 2016
  • Contact:  oqs  ictsresin