On behalf of the International Programme Committee and the Local Organizing Committee we invite you to participate in the VI International Conference "Models in quantum field theory" to be held in Saint Petersburg, Peterhof, Russia from August 27 to 31, 2018.
The International Conference "Models in quantum field theory" is a biennially held conference invariably visited by the most distinguished members of the world-famous centres for theoretical physics. The conferences topics are related to the most important problems of the quantum field theory models construction and research. During the conference, it is proposed to discuss the actual problems in the Quantum Field Theory methods (applying to the elementary particle and condensed matter physics), gravitation, cosmology, mathematical problems and methods in Quantum Field Theory, and integrable models.
During the conferences, the special importance is placed upon the methods and approaches created and developed by the researchers of "Vasiliev school", a school of theoretical physics that was established by Alexander Nikolaevich Vasiliev and has since then aquired an international scope. Currently, as many as 10 Professors and 20 Ph.D. researchers belong to the school. Their successfull work in the field of theoretical physics is conducted either in Russia or around the world; many of them have developed their own methods and approaches and acquired many students of their own. Results obtained by A.N. Vasiliev and his followers revealed the deep intrinsic affinity between classical complex systems with many degrees of freedom and quantum objects, which allowed to successfully apply the powerful mathematical methods of the quantum field theory to the phenomena of seemingly completely different nature.
The conference hall is located in the picturesque suburbs of Saint-Petersburg, arguably the most beautiful Russian city and a cultural capital of Russia. Saint-Petersburg is home to the Hermitage - one of the largest art museums in the world - and to the Mariinsky Theatre which resident ballet company is one of the most famous in the world. The fine European architecture of the city is best enjoyed from abroad one of the many tourist boats that roam numerous rivers and man-made channels. The drawing of the bridges during the night-time is particularly lovely, even during late August when the famous season of white nights is over.
Petrhof, a small town where the conference hall is located, while situated quite far from the centre of the city (it takes roughly an hour and a half by public transport to reach the city centre) is a spectacular tourist attraction all on its own. Indeed, Peterhof hosts the world-famous series of palaces and gardens known as the "Russian Versailles" that boast numerous fountains, sculptures, and other adornments suitable to the former imperial glory and finesse of the place. It takes 15 minutes by bus to reach the Peterhof gardens from the conference hall.
We hope that you will be able to attend and contribute to the success of the meeting.
We are looking forward to see you in Saint Petersburg, Peterhof, Russia in 2018.