Workshop on “Beyond mean field theory”

About 100 physicists from all over the world got together in Rome at the start of the 2018 to discuss recent advances to go beyond mean-field theory in statistical physics and statistical field theory. Researchers from different horizons — studying glasses, disordered systems, many-body localization, conformal field theory and others — looked for synergies at the rapidly evolving interfaces between these subfields. The event was funded by the Simons Collaboration on “Cracking the glass problem” but also featured a session on conformal bootstrap, which is the subject of another Simons Collaboration. The gathering was also the occasion to honor the life and the memory of Cyrano De Dominicis, who made key contributions to these different topics during his long and illustrious career.

The slides will be made available on the workshop home page: