SIFS School 2024

SIFS School 2024

August 26 – September 5, 2024

The third edition of the school of the Italian Society of Statistical Physics (Società Italiana di Fisica StatisticaSIFS) will be held at the Scuola Superiore of the University of Catania in Italy.

The school will offer intensive two-week of lectures with follow-up meetings. It will be structured into seven different courses, given by seven international experts, and covering different theoretical aspects and applications.

The school represents a great opportunity for students from any country to deepen Statistical Physics topics in a friendly and international environment offering moments of intense study and socialization. 


Ginestra Bianconi (Queen Mary University of London): Higher-order networks 

Irene Giardina (La Sapienza, Roma): Interacting biological systems

István  Kiss (Northeastern University London): Models of epidemic spreading

Giacomo Livan (University of Pavia): Random Matrix Theory and Applications

Mario Nicodemi (University of Napoli): Phase transitions and symmetry breaking in the nucleus of cells

Stefano Ruffo (SISSA, Trieste): Systems with long-range interactions 

Samir Suweis (University of Padova): Ecological models


Vito Latora, Roberto Livi, Rosario Mantegna, Andrea Rapisarda


Dates and deadlines:

Registration fee

The fee for attending the SIFS 2024 is 900€. The registration fee includes:

  • access to all courses, seminars and tutoring sessions
  • accommodation in a shared double room for the period 25 August – 6 September 2024 (participants are supposed to arrive on the 25th of August and leave on the 6th of September)
  • lunch and dinner at the IMT School canteen for the period 26 August – 5 September 2024 (included, on site booking will be required)
  • coffee breaks
  • certificate of attendance
  • free WiFi at the venue

The registration fee does not include the social dinner 


The third edition of the School of the Italian Society of Statistical Physics will be held in the Scuola Superiore of the University of Catania.

The Scuola Superiore di Catania is a higher education centre of the University of Catania conceived in 1998 to select the best young minds and offer them a course of studies including analysis, research and experimentation.

How to get the Scuola Superiore of Catania

All information on the Scuola Superiore can be found at

Past Editions

Edition 2023

Edition 2022

Thinks to do

Plan your tour:

Courtesy photos of Prof. Andrea Rapisarda and Salvo Olimpo