[More speakers to be announced soon]

rOSSANA mASTRANDREA Rossana MastrandreaOnline
IMT School of Advanced Studies

Statistical Mechanics Techniques for Economic and Finantial Networks

Stephen Wolfram Stephen WolframOnline
Wolfram Institute

Computational Evolution

J. Peter May J. Peter MayOnline
The University of Chicago

Monads and Operads in Category Theory

Andrés Moya Andrés Moya-SimarroOnsite
University of Valencia

The Evolution of Biological Complexity

Mel Andrews Mel Andrews
University of Cincinnati
Carnegie Mellon University

Machine Learning in Science

Irida Altman Irida Altman Onsite
ETH Zurich

Literary Aspects of Mathematics+

Álex Sospedra Álex SospedraOnsite
Cajal Intern. Neuroscience Center

Behavioral-Cognitive-Computational Neuroscience

Sandra Ranilla-Cortina Sandra Ranilla-Cortina
Credit Suisse

Industry & Academia

Philip Nelson Philip NelsonOnline
University of Pennsylvania

How Physicists Get Started Thinking about New Phenomena

Tom Froese Tom FroeseOnsite
Okinawa Inst. of Sci. and Tech.

Biology, Cognition, Computation, Complexity

Carles Casacuberta Carles CasacubertaOnline
University of Barcelona

Topological Data Analysis, Machine Learning, Graph Theory

Elena Isasi-Theus Elena Isasi-Theus
Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya

Discrete Mathematics

Carlos Zapata-Carratalá Carlos Zapata-CarrataláOnsite
Wolfram Institute

Discrete Mathematics

Mar Zandvliet Mar ZandvlietOnsite
Utretch School of the Arts


Marcel Ertel Marcel ErtelOnsite
University Tübingen

Proof Theory: an Introduction to Ordinal Analysis

Cadell Last Cadell LastOnsite
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Biocultural Evolution, Cognition, Philosophy, Speculative Futures

Ángel González-Prieto Ángel González-PrietoOnline
Complutense Univ. of Madrid

Topological Quantum Field Theory


SEMF’s Interdisciplinary School is an event intended for students and researchers of all backgrounds and education levels to learn about a wide range of topics, exploring many traditionally distant disciplines while socializing with like-minded peers in a dynamic and creative environment.


The main event will consist of a series of multidisciplinary talks, workshops and short courses, as well as social activities in Valencia for all onsite participants to join at their leisure. Contributions will be delivered in English.


Onsite sessions will take place in the Technical University of Valencia (Spain). Livestreamed sessions from remote speakers will be projected in the main classroom. Secondary classrooms will be available for participants to use at their leisure. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.


School materials will be available online and most onsite sessions will be livestreamed with the possibility to interact remotely. Text and voice chat channels will also be available during the event to allow for discussion and socializing.

Who can attend?

Although the event is mainly aimed at students and young researchers, participation, both online and ionsite, is open to anyone interested.


This event aims to foster intellectual cross-pollination by bringing together researchers, practitioners and students from diverse areas of expertise.


Those wishing to participate must register in advance as there are limited places. For those travelling to Valencia, there is available accommodation close to the venue at a discounted price.


Descripción de la imagen Taking advantage of Valencia's ideal location on the Mediterranean coast and in line with the summertime dates of the event, we will organize at least one excursion to Malvarrosa Beach, which is within walking distance (or just a 10-minute tram ride) away from UPV.

The city of Valencia offers a wide range of cultural attractions. Visitors can enjoy attractive locations such as the City of Arts and Sciences or the old town with its famous cathedral, as well as numerous parks and gardens. We encourage you to explore the city at your own pace, either independently or by organizing spontaneous plans with other school participants. Descripción de la imagen

Descripción de la imagen The onsite event will take place at the campus of the Technical University of Valencia (UPV), where one finds cafés and restaurants, open areas and green spaces. The accommodation, for those who need it, is located within the campus itself and is available at a reduced price thanks to an agreement between SEMF and UPV.

The university has fully equipped facilities with whiteboards, projectors, and webcams, ensuring the proper delivery of the sessions and allowing both onsite attendees and remote participants to interact effectively. Descripción de la imagen

Descripción de la imagen In addition to the program of activities, SEMF's Interdisciplinary School provides an ideal forum for engaging in interesting discussions beyond the formal sessions, as well as for connecting with like-minded individuals from various disciplines. Early-career researchers and students who are interested in the SEMF project will benefit the most from attending in person.

The school will also feature complementary activities, such as a jam session in a reserved area of a nice bar located within a ten-minute walk from the venue. If you can play an instrument, sing or simply tap on the table, don't hesitate to join the show! Descripción de la imagen

Descripción de la imagen On Friday night, we will celebrate our traditional farewell dinner at an affordable restaurant with a variety of dietary options, where all participants can relax in a more laid-back atmosphere after an intense week of work.

For those who are up for it, after the farewell dinner, we will join Valencia's nightlife by visiting some lively pubs, and then continue the party at one of the city's most iconic nightclubs to end the night in style. Remaining participants who stay in Valencia over the weekend can even organize some extra plans! Descripción de la imagen


The Interdisciplinary School will be coordinated on SEMF’s Discord server. Within a few days of completing the registration form an email with all the necessary information will be sent out. Even those attending in person in Valencia must access the School Discord channel to confirm registration after completing the registration form. All communications will be made on the Discord platform by default.

During the week of July 15-19, a series of preparatory events will take place online only. They will include the distribution of reading materials, some talks, and plenty of opportunities for online discussions.

During the week of July 22-26 the main event takes place. Sessions will be hosted in a classroom at the Technical University of Valencia (details TBC) and there will be a Zoom link shared with all registered participants for everyone to join remotely. Most sessions will be livestreamed and recorded on SEMF’s YouTube channel. A detailed schedule of activities will be available on this website closer to the date.

Participants are free to attend as many sessions and activities as they wish. Onsite participants will be able to obtain a certificate of attendance if they join at least one session every day of the week.


For those who need accommodation in Valencia during the onsite event, there is available on-campus accommodation at a discounted price organized by SEMF at Galileo Galilei Residence, just a two-minute walk from the venue.

· Single Room: 270€ [room pictures]
· Shared Double Room: 180€ (price per person) [room pictures]
· Shared Triple Room: 170€ (price per person) [room pictures]
· Sunday 21 July from 16:00 - Saturday 27 July up to 12:00
· Breakfast included.
· En-suite bathroom.
· Rooms include bed linen, towels, internet connection, air conditioning and desk space.
· Those travelling in groups can notify us of their room allocation preferences in the registration form so we can accommodate room sharing as much as possible. If you do not have an immediate sharing preference, you will be included in a chat group closer to the date to coordinate room allocations to everyones’ liking.
· To book a place, buy the ticket on our Open Collective website.

Booking managed by SEMF via Open Collective

If you have any questions or would like any information clarified, please don’t hesitate to contact the organizers at contact@semf.org.es or c.zapata.carratala@gmail.com.


With the kind support of Alfred Peris-Manguillot and:


Carlos Zapata-Carratalá Carlos Zapata-Carratalá
Wolfram Institute

School Direction, Local Logistics, 'Structure' Coord., Publicity & Communications

Álvaro Moreno-Vallori Álvaro Moreno-Vallori

Local Logistics,
Website & Materials,
Publicity & Communications

Fotis Tsiroukis Fotis Tsiroukis
University of Exeter

'Process' Coordination, Interdisciplinary Engament, Publicity & Communications

Mar Zandvliet Mar Zandvliet
Utretch School of the Arts

'Meaning' Coordination, Music Coordination

Pinar Temiz Pinar Temiz
Guerrilla Games

'Meaning' Coordination, Music Coordination

Philip Klop Philip Klop

'Process' Coordination,
Music Coordination

Elena Isasi-Theus Elena Isasi-Theus
Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya

'Structure' Coordination

Alona Litovinskaia Alona Litovinskaia

Arts Coordination

Daniel Rico-Jiménez Daniel Rico-Jiménez

Website & Materials