Latin-American Workshop on Gravity and Holography

June 4-8, 2018

São Paulo, Brazil



The ​AdS/CFT correspondence and its ramifications​ ​​intend to answer questions ranging from ​quantum gravity to condensed matter and nuclear physics. A ​large​ community of Latin American physicists, includ​ing​ researchers from different areas of theoretical physics, mathematics and quantum information, participates in this endeavour and ​many​ of them ha​ve​ made important contributions in the field. This workshop aims to bring together the ​L​atin ​A​merican and international community to promote scientific collaboration, and to contribute in the training of young researchers. There is no registration fee.


  • Tomas Andrade (Universidad de Barcelona, Spain)
  • Elena Caceres (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Mariano Chernicoff (UNAM, Mexico)
  • Diego Trancanelli (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)

Participants include


  • Tomas Andrade (University of Barcelona, Spain): Applications of AdS/CFT
  • Damian Galante + Juan Pedraza (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands): HEE
  • Alberto Guijosa (UNAM): TBA
  • Pedro Vieira (Perimeter Institute & ICTP-SAIFR): S-matrix Bootstrap


  • Elena Caceres (University of Texas at Austin, USA): Rotating Traversable Wormholes
  • Cristóbal Corral (UNAM, Mexico): Unimodular Einstein–Cartan gravity: Dynamics and conservation laws
  • Diego Correa (Universidad de La Plata, Argentina): Wilson loop correlators
  • Alberto Faraggi (Universidad Andres Bello, Chile): Functional Determinants in AdS_2
  • Nicolas Grandi (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina): Fermions at finite doping in AdS/CMT
  • Alberto Guijosa (UNAM, Mexico): Living on the Wedge: Rindler Reconstruction and Entanglement of Purification
  • Betti Hartmann (USP – Sao Carlos, Brazil): Strings with excited condensates
  • Edel Efraín García Hernández (UNAM, Mexico): Matter contributions to holographic entanglement entropy
  • Martin Kruczenski (Purdue U., USA): S-matrix bootstrap applied to the 2d bosonic O(N) model
  • Bertha Cuadros Melgar (USP – Lorena, Brazil): Stability of galileon black holes under spinorial perturbations
  • Olivera Miskovic (PUC Valparaiso, Chile): Phase transitions of extremal black holes
  • Horatiu Nastase (IFT-UNESP, Brazil): TBA
  • Julio Oliva (Universidad de Concepcion, Chile): Black strings in higher curvature gravity
  • Juan Pedraza (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands): Chaotic strings in AdS/CFT
  • Ignacio Araya Quezada (Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile): Renormalization of Entanglement Entropy from topological terms
  • Cesar Agon Quintero (Stony Brook University, USA): Subsystem complexity and Holography
  • Adolfo Cisterna Roa (Universidad Central de Chile): Axionic black branes with conformal coupling
  • bio de Novaes Santos (IIP – Natal): Non-Relativistic Boundary Conditions of AdS3 Gravity and Microstate Counting
  • Guillermo Silva (Universidad de La Plata, Argentina): Wilson Loops and precision tests
  • Omar Valdivia (Universidad Arturo Prat, Chile): Nonminimal couplings, gravitational waves, and torsion in Horndeski’s theory
  • Edoardo Vescovi (University of São Paulo, Brazil): Deformations of the circular Wilson loop and spectral independence
  • Julio Virrueta (Stony Brook University): Entanglement Dynamic in the Scaling Limit
  • Leopoldo Pando Zayas (University of Michigan, USA): Microstate Counting of AdS_4 Black Hole Entropy


  • Adamu Issifu (UFPB, Brazil): Confinement of quarks and gluons in a tachyon matter
  • Breno Almeida da Silveira Dultra (UERJ, Brazil): Chrispim Exploring the boundary behavior in AdS/CFT correspondence
  • Constanza Quijada Barrera (Universidad de Concepción, Chile): Fully resonant scalars on asymptotically AdS wormholes
  • Duive Maria van Egmond (UERJ, Brazil): SL(2,Z) duality and massive deformations in AdS4/CFT3
  • Felipe de Carvalho Ceregatti de Console (USP-IFSC, Brazil): Asymptotically AdS black holes in scalar-tensor gravity
  • Luis Alex Huahuachampi Mamani (Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz, Brazil): Effective holographic models for QCD: glueball spectrum and trace anomaly
  • Manuel Vidal Vielma Blanco (University of Geneva, Switzerland): Eigenstate thermalization in the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model
  • Mario Francisco Llerena Oña (Escuela Politecnica Nacional/Observatorio de Quito, Ecuador): Isoperimetric surfaces and area-angular momentum inequality in a rotating black hole in New Massive Gravity
  • Matheus Moreira de Assis Paganelly (UERJ, Brazil): SL(2,Z) duality of p-forms in holograph
  • Alan Pavan (UNIFEI, Brazil): TBA
  • Ozorio Bezerra Holanda Neto (UERJ, Brazil): Renormalizability of N=1 Super Yang-Mills theory in landau gauge with Stueckelberg-like field
  • Segundo Parra Milián (IFT-UNESP, Brazil): TBA




Registration is now closed.  


WORKSHOP PROGRAM and LIST OF ABSTRACTS: updated on June 4, 2018

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