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Over the past days, we received a number of cancellation requests from invited speakers due to the escalation of the COVID-19 in several countries of the world.  To ensure we are taking the necessary precautionary measures to protect the health and well-being of “The Frontiers of Physics” Conference attendees and speakers, we have taken the difficult but necessary decision to postpone this very important event for the International Institute of Physics - UFRN in Natal, Brazil to a later date this year. We shall communicate a new date as soon as possible.

 

 

 

OVERVIEW 

 

What is there in common between fractioned quantum Hall effect and quantum gravity? How do Graphene, High Temperature Superconductors and Quantum Information relate to each other?


How come topologically protected emergent phenomena are equally present in condensed matter systems and in elementary particles coupled, under certain conditions, to emergent gauge fields?

 

Frontier areas most often have to do with strongly coupled physical systems. In those strongly interacting regimes, conventional perturbative methods can no longer be trusted. Nevertheless in a few occasions, one also finds exact solutions of simplified related integrable systems, which give us important guidelines for many of those more intricate problems. In this way, a breakthrough in any of those fields permeates almost immediately and opens the way for new advances in other related areas as well.

 

The "New Frontiers in Physics" conference brings to the fore themes, which have been receiving a lot of attention lately. They will be presented by leading physicists in their fields giving us a unique opportunity to appreciate all those important advances in one goal.

 

REGISTRATION  

 

In order to assist the organizing staff to timely issue invitation and visa letters, book accommodation and communicate important information, the prospective particpants are kindly asked to regsiter by clicking on the "Register" button at the top of this page.



Registration deadline: January 30, 2020



REGISTRATION FEE

 

The policy of the International Institute of Physics with respect to organization of events demands collecting a registration fee from the participants. Members of the local community (institutions in Natal) are considered as free listeners and are exempt from paying the fee.



Students =BRL 200,00

Postdocs/Professionals = BRL 300,00



*Registration fee is accepted in cash only.

** Information about lodging will be posted soon.



FINANCIAL SUPPORT



Available for those who qualify for financial help. You may apply for financial support when filling out your registration form (Registration page).

 

For more information, please contact our events department at: events@iip.ufrn.br

EVENT PROGRAM
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Date Time Lecturers Name Lectures

Wednesday

March 18, 2020

08:15 am - 08:15 am

Bus departure from Hotel

09:00 am - 09:45 am

EVENT OPENING

09:45 am - 10:00 am

Coffee Break

10:00 am - 11:00 am

David Gross

Invited speaker

Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics - University of California, Santa Barbara

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pedro Vieira

Invited speaker

Perimeter Institute

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

LUNCH AT IIP

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Spenta Wadia

Invited speaker

International Centre for Theoretical Sciences of TIFR

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Simon White

Invited speaker

Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics

04:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Coffee Break

04:30 pm - 05:30 pm

Marc Mézard

Invited speaker

École Normale Supérieure

Thursday

March 19, 2020

09:30 am - 09:30 am

Bus departure from Hotel

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Andre Geim

Invited speaker

University of Manchester

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

David R. Nelson

Invited speaker

Harvard University

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

LUNCH AT IIP

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Michael Berry

Invited speaker

University of Bristol

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Moyses Nussenzveig

Invited speaker

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

04:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Coffee Break

04:30 pm - 05:30 pm

Vanderlei Bagnato

Invited speaker

USP - Sao Carlos

Friday

March 20, 2020

09:30 am - 09:30 am

Bus departure from Hotel

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Duncan Haldane

Invited speaker

Princeton University

TBA

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bertrand Halperin

Invited speaker

Harvard University

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

LUNCH AT IIP

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Giuseppe Mussardo

Invited speaker

SISSA, Trieste

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Fernando Brandao

Invited speaker

California Institute of Technology

TBA

04:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Coffee Break

04:30 pm - 05:30 pm

Luiz Davidovich

Invited speaker

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro