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.
Current programs
12 November 2018 to 23 November 2018
ICTP, Trieste, Italy
Artificial intelligence (AI) is undergoing an explosive phase - machines can now accomplish complex specific tasks at a level that exceeds human skills. At the basis of this performance is the...more
  • Organizers: 
    Antonio Celani, C. Mathys and D. Zoccolan
  • Application deadline: 
  • Contact:  smr3246  ictpit
Upcoming programs
29 November 2018 to 07 December 2018
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS Bangalore
Frustrated quantum magnets provide a rich playground for interplay of quantum fluctuations and competing interactions and hence provide important theoretical and experimental settings to explore...more
  • Organizers: 
    Subhro Bhattacharjee, Gang Chen, Zenji Hiroi, Ying-Jer Kao, SungBin Lee, Arnab Sen and Nic Shannon
  • Application deadline:  31 August 2018
  • Contact:  apfm2018  ictsresin
08 December 2018 to 22 December 2018
Madhava Lecture Hall, ICTS Bangalore
In 2000, S. Fomin and A. Zelevinsky introduced Cluster Algebras as abstractions of a combinatoro-algebraic phenomenon that is found in many different areas throughout mathematics. Defined as a sub-...more
  • Organizers: 
    Ashish Gupta and Ashish K Srivastava
  • Application deadline:  31 August 2018
  • Contact:  cluster_alge  ictsresin
03 January 2019 to 25 January 2019
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS Bangalore
The great observational progress in cosmology has revealed some very intriguing puzzles, the most important of which are the existence of new mysterious components of the Universe: the dark matter...more
  • Organizers: 
    Rishi Khatri, Subha Majumdar and Aseem Paranjape
  • Application deadline:  23 September 2018
  • Contact:  cosmo2019  ictsresin
14 January 2019 to 08 February 2019
Madhava Lecture Hall, ICTS, Bangalore
The primary focus of this program will be on the theme of universality in the following three different classes of discrete random structures. All three are active areas of ongoing research. (1)...more
  • Organizers: 
    Arvind Ayyer, Riddhipratim Basu and Manjunath Krishnapur
  • Application deadline:  07 October 2018
  • Contact:  urs2019  ictsresin
04 February 2019 to 10 February 2019
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS Bangalore
The 2019 preparatory school on Population Genetics and Evolution (PGE2019) will be an intensive one-week course, scheduled an year before the Main School on the same subject in 2020. Together, the...more
  • Organizers: 
    Deepa Agashe and Kavita Jain
  • Application deadline:  15 November 2018
  • Contact:  popgen2019  ictsresin
25 February 2019 to 07 March 2019
Madhava Lecture Hall, ICTS, Bangalore
The theory of automorphic forms is one of the frontier areas in mathematics, which links diverse areas such as representation theory of real and p-adic groups, theory of L-functions, and modular...more
  • Organizers: 
    Anilatmaja Aryasomayajula, Venketasubramanian C G, Jurg Kramer, Dipendra Prasad, Anandavardhanan U. K. and Anna von Pippich
  • Application deadline:  15 October 2018
  • Contact:  aforms2019  ictsresin
11 March 2019 to 22 March 2019
Madhava Lecture Hall, ICTS, Bangalore
The focal area of the program lies at the juncture of three areas: Probability theory of random walks, Ergodic theory of flows on negatively curved spaces, Gromov hyperbolic groups. Random walks on...more
  • Organizers: 
    Riddhipratim Basu, Anish Ghosh and Mahan Mj
  • Application deadline:  15 November 2018
  • Contact:  pmnc2019  ictsresin
01 April 2019 to 17 April 2019
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS Bangalore
Strongly interacting phases of QCD matter at extreme temperature and densities are complex and perplexing, yet they can reveal a lot about the fundamental dynamics of gauge theories. One such phase...more
  • Organizers: 
    Ayan Mukhopadhyay, Sayantan Sharma and Ravindran V
  • Application deadline:  31 December 2018
  • Contact:  extremeqng2019  ictsresin
15 July 2019 to 02 August 2019
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS Bangalore
Complex analysis is one of the central areas of modern mathematics, and deals with holomorphic functions, which are solutions of the Cauchy-Riemann partial differential equations. The classical...more
  • Organizers: 
    Sivaguru, Diganta Borah and Debraj Chakrabarti
  • Application deadline:  15 February 2019
  • Contact:  dbar19  ictsresin
05 August 2019 to 17 August 2019
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS Bangalore
Applied probability has seen a revolutionary growth in research activity, driven by the information age and exploding technological frontiers. Applications include the Internet and the world wide web...more
  • Organizers: 
    Vivek Borkar, Sandeep Juneja, Kavita Ramanan, Devavrat Shah and Piyush Srivastava
  • Contact:  paap2019  ictsresin