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XVIII Summer Diffiety School

School on Geometry of PDEs

Lizzano in Belvedere (BO) Italy

Piccolo Hotel TANAMALIA

July 20 - August 04, 2015.

All activities will take place in Piccolo Hotel TanamaliaLizzano in Belvedere,
a small characteristic town in the Appennine Mountains between Bologna and Florence (Italy): 
via 3 Novembre, 40042 Lizzano in Belvedere (BO) Italy.

The ARRIVAL DAY is July 20.
The DEPARTURE DAY is August 04. 
There will be one FREE DAY.

Courses and Prerequisites

Navigate the site of the Levi-Civita Institute to get an insight about the Philosophy and Scopes of Diffiety School. 

The ultimate list of courses is:

        Algebraic foundations of differential calculus as a consequence of the observability principle.

The necessary prerequisites for a fruitful attendance, can be found here. For more information please contact

The courses will be followed by exercise sessions. Moreover, various research problems of various levels will be
proposed to participants. Finally, mini-courses on special topics will be delivered, including

  • Cohomology and the Calculus of Variations (4 hours - by M. Palese and E. Winterroth, University of Torino)

Participation Fee and Accommodation.

Participation fee is 350 EUR.
The fee covers lodging (in multiple rooms - 3 beds - with private bathroom), meals and lectures.
Participants opting for this solution will lodge in "Ex Colonia Ferrarese" (picture below). Meals will be served at "piccolo Hotel Tanamalia".

The participation fee may be paid cash in Lizzano. Admitted participants interested in different payment methods
should contact the organizers. 

More luxurious lodging solutions (single/double rooms) are possible at higher prices. Contact the organizers if you are interested.

Application, Selection, Admission and Registration

To apply please fill the registration form. Your request will be considered. 
Admitted participants will be informed via email. The DEAD-LINE for registration is June 30, 2015.

Admitted Participants

- Krzysztof Drahal (Warsaw, Poland)
- Alfonso Tortorella (Firenze, Italy)
- Khushwant Singh Chahal (Mohali, Punjab, India)
- Haji Mousa Hasan (Duhok, Iraq)
- Sergey Zakharov (Astrakan, Russia)
- Francesco Cattafi (Torino, Italy)
- Xu Zhang (Rouen, France)
- Yanbo Fang (Palaiseau, France)
- Abella Elkabouss (Meknès, Morocco)
- Jacob Kryzcka (Edinburgh, UK)
- Natalia Kudryashova (Cambridge, UK)
- Atish Bagchi (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
- Francesco Carlo De Vecchi (Milano, Italy)
- Imad El Harraki (Meknès, Morocco)
- Salvatore Tambasco (Cagliari, Italy)
- Artem Fomichev (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)
- Alessandra Gaudino (Napoli, Italy)
- Artur Kuleshov (Kaliningrad, Russia)
- Graydon Robb (Calgary, Canada)

How to Arrive

Bologna is the big town closest to Lizzano. Accordingly, the standard route through Lizzano is: Bologna -> Porretta Terme -> Lizzano in Belvedere

Bologna can be easily reached by either plane, train or bus.

From Bologna Central Station take a train to Porretta Terme and get down in Porretta Terme
(trains every 1 hour from 09.04 to 17.04 - download the time table - for more informations visit Trenitalia web page).

From Porretta Terme take a bus to Lizzano in Belvedere - Vidiciano (bus company ATC Bologna, bus line 776, time table here)
and get down in Lizzano in Belvedere (bus stop "Lizzano comune").

The school location, Piccolo Hotel Tanamalia, is at walking distance from the bus stop.

piccolo Hotel Tanamalia

For more details on how to arrive to Lizzano visit the web page (in italian).

Organizing Committee

R. Marchioni, R. Riccioni, M. Sorokina, L. Vitagliano.

The Organizing Committee can be contacted for any question and suggestion via the e-address:

Diffiety School,
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