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Niš School 2024

Dear colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to inform you that the second edition of the Niš School 2024 on Information, Noise and Physics of Life, will take place from June 17-June 28, 2024 in Niš, Serbia, organized in collaboration between The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) from Trieste, Italy, the Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (MISANU) from Belgrade, Serbia, and Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics (PMF), University of Niš, Serbia.

The Niš School 2024 provides key knowledge about the fundamentals of information theory and statistical physics and about the applications to machine learning, biophysics and bioinformatics, being suitable for Masters and PhD students as well as postdocs.

A limited number of grants are available to support participants with priority given to participants from developing countries.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could forward this news to your collaborators and peers, so that the information can reach all the interested M.Sc. students, PhD students and Postdocs.

The details can be seen at the following link:

Application deadline: February 20, 2024

The ultimate goals of the school are to expand international collaboration and the exchange of scientific and professional knowledge and experience, and to promote active interactions between students and researchers from developed and developing countries.

The lectures require little or no prior knowledge and aim to equip participants with groundbreaking multidisciplinary research in cutting-edge scientific fields and will be organized in 6 courses of 7 hours and two colloquiums of 3 hours and 30 minutes, that will be delivered by the world’s leading experts in the fields of information, noise, and physics of life.


Leticia Cugliandolo (Sorbonne University, France)

Aurélien Decelle (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)

Shamik Gupta (TIFR Mumbai, India)

Vojkan Jakšić (McGill University, Canada)

Asja Jelić (ICTP, Italy)

Martin Weigt (Sorbonne University, France)


Zorica Stojanović-Radić (PMF, University of Niš, Serbia)

Branimir Todorović (PMF, University of Niš, Serbia)

Upon a selection process, 25 extraordinary attendees will be elected to participate in the school in person. The selection of the attendees will be done by an international team of school officials while striving for gender balance, geographical distribution, and regional development. To help us to accomplish efficient and fair selection, the applicants are kindly requested to prepare a short motivation letter and to ensure two referees (recommenders) of their application which can be contacted during the selection process.

After successful accomplishment of the school, the attendees will be awarded an internationally recognized certificate of participation. With the knowledge they will acquire and valuable contacts they will establish, we sincerely hope to help them to make a solid ground for great steps in their future scientific careers.

We are looking forward to meeting you at this great event!

On behalf of the School directors:

With kind regards,

Velimir Ilić,
Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts,
Belgrade, Serbia