MCQM20 Third School and Workshop

Mathematical Challenges in Quantum Mechanics

Como, Italy -- June 8 - 13, 2020

Aim and Scopes

The aim of the meeting is to present the state of the art in some challenging open problems in Quantum Mechanics from the point of view of Mathematical Physics. It is addressed to young people interested in working on the subject but also to experienced researchers willing to exchange the newest ideas and methods in the field. Among the topics covered: spectral and scattering theory for Schrödinger operators, effective behavior in many particles quantum systems, Bose-Einstein condensation, nonlinear Schrödinger equation, semiclassical analysis, numerical analysis of quantum systems, quantum graphs.

Three courses of 6 hours will be given in a series of lectures scheduled in the morning of each day. In the afternoon short contributed talks will be given by young participants, followed by plenary talks given by invited speakers.

A financial support covering accommodation expenses will be available for a limited number of young participants.


Charles Fefferman (Princeton University)(*) & Michael I. Weinstein (Columbia University) (*)

Continuum Models of Graphene and Analogous Materials

Ari Laptev (Imperial College London)

Spectral Theory and its Applications

Eric Séré (Université Paris-Dauphine)

A Rigorous Approach to some Nonlinear Models from Relativistic Quantum Mechanics

Plenary Talks

Eric Carlen (Rutgers University)(*)

Nicolas Gisin (Université de Genève)(*)

Stéphane Nonnenmacher (Université Paris-Sud)(*)

Marcello Porta (Universität Tübingen)

Robert Seiringer (IST Austria)(*)

Simone Warzel (Technische Universität München)(*)

(*) to be confirmed

Insubria University

Insubria International Summer/Winter School

University of Milan Bicocca


International Association of

Mathematical Physics


University of Naples

Federico II

Gruppo Nazionale di

Fisica Matematica

Gruppo Nazionale per l'Analisi Matematica, la Probabilità e le loro Applicazioni

Laboratorio Ypatia

di Scienze Matematiche


The conference will be rescheduled to June 2021, the exact dates will be fixed as soon as possible.

After a very difficult month in the Lombardia region, with a death toll of several thousands, there are signs that the restrictive measures enacted are working. Officials suggest that the outbreak is peaking these days in this area, presently the hardest-hit by the pandemics, and pressure on hospitals seems eventually to reduce.

Of course, the strict measures will be maintained until the infection will cease to spread, and this may take a month or possibly more.

Also in the most optimistic scenario of a fast resolution of the outbreak, due to the worldwide spread of the pandemic we cannot hope to keep the original dates for our conference and school.

All the information about the rescheduled event will be posted on the website For any queries contact