VIII Workshop on String Field Theory and Related Aspects

Start time: May 31, 2016

Ends on: June 3, 2016

Location: São Paulo, Brazil

Venue: IFT-UNESP

Organizers:

  • Nathan Berkovits (ICTP-SAIFR &  IFT-UNESP, Brazil)
  • Carmen Núñez (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Martin Schnabl (Institute of Physics AS CR – Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Ashoke Sen (Harish-Chandra Research Institute – Allahabad, India)
  • Barton Zwiebach (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

Invited speakers  (* to be confirmed):

  • Gerardo Aldazabal (Centro Atómico Bariloche, Argentina)
  • David Berman (Queen Mary College – U. London, UK)
  • Loriano Bonora (SISSA – Trieste, Italy)
  • Martin Cederwall (Chalmers University of Technology – Goteborg, Sweden)
  • Ted Erler (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany)
  • Rajesh Gopakumar (ICTS – Bangalore, India)
  • Olaf Hohm (Massachussets Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Chris Hull (Imperial College London, UK)
  • Nobuyuki Ishibashi (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
  • Michael Kroyter (Holon Institute of Technology, Israel)
  • Hiroshi Kunitomo (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • Carlo Maccaferri (Turin University, Italy)
  • Diego Marques (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Lionel Mason (Oxford University, UK)
  • Kumar Narain (ICTP-Trieste, Italy)
  • Carmen Núñez (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Yuji Okawa (University of Tokyo – Komaba, Japan)
  • Ivo Sachs (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany)
  • Martin Schnabl (Institute of Physics AS CR – Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Ashoke Sen (Harish-Chandra Research Institute – Allahabad, India)
  • Tomohiko Takahashi (Nara Women’s University, Japan)
  • Barton Zwiebach (Massachussets Institute of Technology, USA)

Description:

This is the 8th annual workshop on string field theory and related aspects (which in 2016 will include double field theory and topological strings) and previous workshops were held in China (2015), Italy (2014), Israel (2012), Czechia (2011), Japan (2010), Russia (2009), Germany (2008) .

The School on Fundamental Aspects of String Theory precedes this workshop, and candidates may apply either for one or both activities.

Announcement

 string workshop

 

List of Confirmed Participants: Updated on May 18

Photos:

 

Workshop Program: updated on May 30

Click on the title of the talks to watch the videos

Tuesday, May 31
9:30 10:15 Registration
10:15 10:55 Barton Zwiebach PDF
11:00 11:40 Diego Marques

T-duality and alpha-prime corrections

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11:40 12:00 COFFEE BREAK
 12:00 12:40  Martin Cederwall Double supergeometry  -
12:45 13:30 Discussion
13:30 15:30 LUNCH
15:30 16:10 Rajesh Gopakumar

The Higher spin Square

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16:15 16:55 Chris Hull Double Field Theory, String Field Theory and Double Sigma Models PDF
16:55 17:15 COFFEE BREAK
17:15 17:55 Lionel Mason Ambitwistor strings PDF
18:00 18:45 Discussion
Wednesday, June 1
9:45 10:25  Yuji Okawa Complete action for open superstring field theory I PDF
10:30 11:10  Hiroshi Kunitomo

Complete action for open superstring field theory II

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11:10 11:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:30 12:10 Nobuyuki Ishibashi

Light-cone gauge superstring field theory in linear dilaton background

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12:15 13:00 Discussion
13:00 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 15:00 David Berman IFT-Colloquium: An Introduction to the Duality Symmetric Formulation of String Theory -
15:45 16:25 Gerardo Adazabal Probing the winding sector of DFT PDF
16:30 17:10 Carmen Núñez  Massive fields in Double Field Theory PDF
17:10 17:30 COFFEE BREAK
17:30 18:10 Olaf Holm Overview of Exceptional Field Theory PDF
18:15 19:00 Discussion
19:15 21:30 Conference dinner
Thursday, June 2
9:45 10:25 Ashoke Sen String field theory in momentum space PDF
10:30 11:10  Michael Kroyter Lattice Field Theory (at 00:07:40) PDF
 11:10 11:30  COFFEE BREAK
11:30 12:10 Loriano Bonora Effective (string) field theory tomography PDF
 12:15 13:00 Discussion
 13:00 14:45  LUNCH
 14:45 15:25 Martin Schnabl Topological defects, boundaries and…  PDF
15:30 16:10 Carlo Maccaferri D-branes moduli and OSFT PDF
16:10 16:30 COFFEE BREAK
16:30 17:10 Tomohiko Takahashi Classical solutions for gauge field condensation PDF
17:15 18:00 Discussion
  Friday, June 3
9:45 10:25 Ted Erler

Comments on WZW-like actions

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10:30 11:10 Ivo Sachs

Open Superstring Field Theory on the Small Hilbert Space

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11:10 11:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:30 12:10 David Berman Solutions of Exceptional Field Theory and Double Field Theory PDF
12:15 13:45 Short talks
13:45 15:00 LUNCH
15:00 16:00 Discussion

 

Additional Information:

Registration: ALL participants and speakers should register. The registration will be on May 31  at the institute, from 9:30 to 10:15.  You can find arrival instructions at http://www.ictp-saifr.org/?page_id=195. Participants who have registered on May 23, do not need to register again.

Accommodation: Participants and Speakers whose accommodation has been provided by the institute will stay at The Universe Flat. Each participant/speaker, whose accommodation has been provided by the institute, has received the accommodation details individually by email.

Emergency number: 9 8233 8671 (from São Paulo city); +55 11 9 8233 8671 (from abroad), 11 9 8233 8671 (from outside São Paulo).

Ground transportation instructions: 

Ground transportation from Guarulhos Airport to The Universe Flat

Ground transportation from Congonhas Airport to the Universe Flat

Ground transportation from The Universe Flat to the institute