# XVII Summer Diffiety School on the Geometry of PDEs

**Month: **July 2014

**Date: **July 18--August 2

**Name: ** XVII Summer Diffiety School on the Geometry of PDEs

**Location: ** Centro Culturale "Martignano", Lizzano in Belvedere (BO), Italy.

#### Description

The aim of this permanent school is to introduce undergraduate and Ph.D. students in mathematics and physics as well as post-doctoral researchers in specific area of mathematics and theoretical physics: Secondary Calculus. A diffiety is a geometrical object that properly formalizes the concept of the solution space of a given system of (nonlinear) PDEs, much as an algebraic variety does with respect to solutions of a given system of algebraic equations. Secondary calculus is a natural diffiety analogue of the standard calculus on smooth manifolds, and as such leads to a very rich general theory of nonlinear PDEs. Moreover, there are indications that it could be a natural language for quantum physics, just as the standard calculus is for classical physics.

#### Information

`http://sites.google.com/site/levicivitainstitute/xvii-summer-diffiety-school`