The 20th KIAS-APCTP Winter School on Statistical Physics

Jan. 9 - 13, 2023  POSTECH

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Statistical mechanics provides a powerful tool for understanding macroscopic systems on the basis of microscopic laws governing the dynamics of their constituents. Its ever-increasing use is not limited to physical sciences but extends to as diverse subjects as biological and social sciences. This annual event is intended to provide graduate students and early-career scientists in statistical physics and related disciplines with the conceptual framework and analytical tools for advanced studies in statistical physics and interdisciplinary research.




Thematic focus of the 20th School is the Statistical Physics of Quantum Systems. Three invited lectures will deliver 15 hours of lectures devoted to the fundamental concepts and the practical tools on the subject. The attending students are expected to participate in a hands-on group project to practice their own understandings on the subjects. Three lecture series (5 hours each) will cover the following subjects (the title is tentative):

- Fundamentals of Quantum Phase Transitions (GSJ) 

- Numerical Methods for Quantum Systems (JWL)

- Basics of Quantum information and Open Quantum Systems (JC)


For pedagogical purpose, all the Lectures will be delivered in Korean.



School Lecturers

Gun Sang Jeon (Ewha Womans University)

Ji-Woo Lee (Myongji University)

Jaeyoon Cho (Gyeongsang National University)




Dong-Hee Kim (GIST) *Chair; dongheekim_at_gist_dot_ac_dot_kr

Jaesung Lee (KIAS)

Kwang-Il Goh (Korea University)

Cheol-Min Ghim (UNIST & APCTP)

Hawoong Jeong (KAIST)