Joburg School in Theoretical Physics 2019

Aspects of Machine Learning

11-15 November 2019

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The Mandelstam Institute for Theoretical Physics holds theory physics workshops and schools several times a year. The goal of the 3rd Joburg School in Theoretical Physics is two-fold. Firstly, we wish to expose our local community to exciting recent developments in the understandings of deep connection between quantum field theoretic methods and machine learning. Secondly, we aim to stimulate discussion and interaction which might lead to new research directions and collaborations.


  • Anosh Joseph (IISER Mohali)
  • Giacomo Torlai (CCQ, Flatiron Institute)
  • Jonathan Shock (Univ. of Cape Town)
  • Dimitrios Giataganas (Univ. of Athens)
  • Ismail Akhalwaya (IBM, Johannesburg)


Wits University


Pallab Basu, Robert de Mello Koch, Kevin Goldstein, Shinji Hirano, Vishnu Jejjala, João Rodrigues, Costas Zoubos


Limited travel funding is available through CoE-MaSS for South African students from other South African universities who wish to participate in the school. Please contact the organisers for instructions on how to apply.


The organizers thank the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (CoE-MaSS), the Mandelstam Institute for Theoretical Physics, the National Research Foundation, the Simons Foundation, the South African Research Chairs Initiative, and the University of the Witwatersrand for generous funding of the School. We are especially grateful to Ragnie Leahy and Farah-Naaz Moosa for administrative support.


pallab.basu at

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