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XXII Summer Diffiety School

School on the Geometry of PDEs

Lizzano in Belvedere (BO) Italy

Piccolo Hotel Tanamalia

July 20 - 28, 2019.

All activities will take place in Lizzano in Belvedere,
a small characteristic town in the Appennine Mountains between Bologna and Florence (Italy)

The ARRIVAL DAY is July 20.
The DEPARTURE DAY is July 28. 
The FREE DAY is July 24. 

Courses and Prerequisites

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

This year there will be three courses:

(A) Differential Operators over Commutative Algebras
(and the algebraic foundations of the calculus of variations) (12 hrs by L. Vitagliano).

(B) Symplectic and Contact Geometry
(and the Hamiltonian formalism) (12 hrs by A. G. Tortorella).

(C) Infinite Jet Spaces
(and the geometric foundations of the calculus of variations) (12 hrs by L. Vitagliano).

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

We will propose a number of exercises during the classes. Participants are supposed to solve the exercises autonomously.

Schedule (Provisional)

09:00 - 11:00  (A)
11:00 - 13:00  (B)

Lunch break

15:30 - 17:30  (C)

Participation Fee and Accommodation

The participation fee is 300 EUR. 
The fee covers lodging for 8 nights (in multiple rooms - 2/3 beds - with private bathroom), meals and lectures.
Participants opting for this solution will lodge in "piccolo Hotel Tanamalia"Meals will be served in the same hotel.
Extra nights should be paid separately.

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 rooms in the hotel) are possible at higher prices. Contact the organizers if you are interested. Please, let us know, if you find your own lodging solution.

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 July 01, 2019.

Confirmed Participants

Atish Bagchi (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

Lukas Barth (Heidelberg, Germany)

Guillermo Bijkerk Vila (Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Denys Dutykh (Chambéry, France)

Jacob Kryczka (Angers, France)

Artur Kuleshov (Kaliningrad, Russia)

Olga Kunakovskaia (Voronezh, Russia)

Aleksei Livchak (Riga, Latvia)

Thomas Jan Mikhail (Heidelberg, Germany)

Antonio M. Miti (Leuven, Belgium)

Nina Rutten (Utrecht, THe Netherlands)

Alfonso G. Tortorella (Leuven, Belgium)

Christian Verollet (Chambéry, France)

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 planetrain or bus.

From Bologna Central Station take a train to Porretta Terme and get down in Porretta Terme
(trains every 1 hour or less from 09.04 to 18.04 - download the time table - for more informations visit Trenitalia web page).

From Porretta Terme take a bus to Lizzano in Belvedere - Vidiciatico (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 

 the web page (in italian).

Organizing Committee

R. Marchioni, R. Riccioni, L. Vitagliano.

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