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    Itzykson Seminary

    Since November 2012, the labex LMH has set up a colloquium of Mathematical Physics entitled "Itzykson Seminar". It is coordinated by Nicolas Curien, Thibault Damour, Kontsevich Maxim, Kirone Mallick, Stéphane Nonnenmacher and Pierre Vanhove. Each session of this seminar takes place at the IHES.

    Each session lasts a day. The morning is devoted to a preparatory minicourse aimed at understanding how the mathematical formulation of the physical problem was put into place, as well as providing an overview of the issues and history of the subject. The afternoon is devoted to two lectures, typically one given by a mathematician and the other by a physicist.

    The topics which have been treated in the colloquium : Quantum ChaosPlanar maps and quantum gravityWall crossing in Hitchin integrable systems, Moduli spaces and quantum curves, Feynman IntegralsOut-of-equilibrium statistical physicsResurgence and quantizationParafermionic observables and 2D statistical physics, Computational and information-theoretic phase transitions in large-scale inference problems. Some of the sessions are available on dailymotion and youtube.

    Among the topics we would like to cover in the future:  AdS-CFT correspondence, Cosmology, Black holes, Gauge theories and integrabilitybootstrap methods in CFT, Quantum information theory..

    The purpose of this seminar is to lay the foundations of a real scientific community around mathematics and fundamental physics in the Saclay / Orsay / Bures region, in particular to share with mathematicians the challenges of contemporary physics. The target audience is mathematicians and physicists, including master's or doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows.

    For practical information, please contact: contact@fondation-hadamard.fr.


    The 10th Itzykson seminary

    "Valeurs zêtas multiples et fonctions modulaires de graphes en théorie des cordes" at IHES, Thursday, November 17, 2022



    10h - 12h: Cours de Pierre Vanhove (IPhT) : Théorie des cordes et théorie des nombres : valeurs zêtas multiples univaluées, et formes modulaires de graphes.

    14h - 15h: Exposé de Federico Zerbini (Oxford) : Amplitudes de cordes et équations de type Knizhnik–Zamolodchikov

    15h30 - 16h30: Exposé d’Eric Perlmutter (IPhT) : Harnessing SL(2, Z) in Super Yang–Mills and Gravity


    Seminary website

    To see the videos