### Lecture Topics:

**Thomas Mannel**(University of Siegen),*"Flavour Physics and Heavy Quarks"*
The following topics will be covered:- Flavour in the Standard Model
- Tools in heavy flavor physics
- Flavour and physics beyond the SM
**Evgeny Epelbaum**(University of Bochum),*"Nuclear dynamics from chiral effective field theory"*
Chiral effective field theory has become a standard tool to analyze low-energy
nuclear reactions. In the first part of the lectures, I will
discuss different formulations of effective field theory for two-nucleon
systems both without and with explicit pionic degrees of freedom,
focusing especially on the conceptual foundations. In the second
part, various techniques to derive nuclear forces and current
operators from the effective chiral Lagrangian will be introduced.
Finally, a short review of the state-of-the-art and some hot topics
will be presented.
**Archil Kobakhidze**(University of Sydney),*"CP violation and Axions"*
These lectures discuss a puzzle of CP conservation in the theory of strong interactions,
the Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). First, I will introduce anomalies and instantons in 2 and 4 dimensions.
This will follow by a discussion on the topologically nontrivial QCD vacuum which, while providing an
elegant explanation for the observed mass of the eta-prime meson, simultaneously predicts CP violation
in QCD that is manifested in an unacceptably large electric dipole moment of neutron. I present some
proposed solutions to this strong CP problem with the main focus on the axion solution.
Astrophysical and cosmological implications of axions will also be discussed.- Anomalies, instantons: 2d warm up
- QCD instantons and U(1)A puzzle
- Solutions to the strong CP problem
- Invisible axion
- Astrophysical and cosmological bounds; searches for axions
**Yosef Nir**(Weizmann Institute),*"Introduction to the Standard Model"*
The following topics will be covered:- Defining the SM
- The Lagrangian
- The spectrum
- The interactions
- Accidental symmetries
- Searching for non-renormalizable terms
**Paul Sorba**(LAPTH, CNRS, France),*"From quarks to multiquark states: algebraic aspects and physics"***George Dvali**(LMU and Max Planck Institute Muenchen),*"Skyrmion black hole hair"*

The plan of the lectures is as follows: