Holography@25

School: June 5-13, 2023, Workshop: June 14-17, 2023

São Paulo, Brazil

ICTP-SAIFR/IFT-UNESP


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The AdS/CFT correspondence, first proposed by Juan Maldacena in 1997, relates non-gravitational theories with a gravitational theory in a higher dimension, the correspondence being holographic in nature. Since it is a non-perturbative duality, such that a weakly coupled model on one side corresponds to a strongly coupled (hard to solve) one on the other, it has been applied to understand a multitude of interesting strongly coupled problems in various areas of theoretical physics. The various areas represented at the Holography@25 event will include: formal aspects, definition and tests; applications to QCD and nuclear physics; applications to condensed matter theory; applications to black holes, information, chaos and complexity; and applications to integrability.

The Holography@25 event will take place at the ICTP-SAIFR in São Paulo, Brazil, and will include a School (June 5-13, 2023) for graduate students and a Workshop (June 14-17, 2023) for researchers. The AdS/CFT correspondence, generalized to gauge/gravity duality, or in one word, holography, has become an important tool of theoretical physics, and it is the purpose of the School to familiarize the participants with its methods and applications. The School will be followed by a 4-day workshop celebrating the 25th anniversary of the birth of the AdS/CFT correspondence and will bring together researchers who will describe new advances from all the areas of the correspondence discussed at the School.

There is no registration fee and candidates may apply either for one or both activities.

Organizers:

  • Horatiu Nastase (IFT-UNESP, Brazil)
  • Carlos Nunez (Swansea University, UK)
  • Diego Trancanelli (IF-USP, Brazil and Modena University, Italy)

School

November 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of the birth of the AdS/CFT correspondence, a momentous discovery that has transformed theoretical physics ever since. It has led to a number of advances in various areas, which will be represented at the school: formal aspects, definition and tests; applications to QCD and nuclear physics; applications to condensed matter theory; applications to black holes, information, chaos and complexity; and applications to integrability. The AdS/CFT correspondence, generalized to gauge/gravity duality, or in one word, holography, has become an important tool of theoretical physics, and it is the purpose of this school to familiarize the participants with its methods and applications.

The school will be held at ICTP-SAIFR from June 5-13 and it is aimed at PhD students, postdocs and outstanding Masters students. It will have 5 lecturers, each giving 4 or 5 lectures of 1.5 hours each, and in the afternoon there will be a problem-solving session, in which the day’s lecturers will be available to help out the students to solve the assigned problems, as well as a Q&A session,

In order to provide students with the necessary background to be able to benefit from the event, there will be an online series of 10 lectures in the 5 days before the event (May 29th to June 2) by Horatiu Nastase, on an Introduction to AdS/CFT. The online lectures will include quick reviews of relevant issues about supersymmetry and supergravity, string theory and conformal field theory, as well as daily problem-solving sessions and Q&A sessions. This will be required for all students who are not familiar with AdS/CFT.

Participants can submit abstracts for the poster session.

This activity will be followed by “Holography@25 workshop.

There is no registration fee and limited funds are available for travel and local expenses.

Announcement:

Click HERE to apply for the School

Click HERE to register for the Workshop

Application & Registration Deadlines: March 26, 2023

Lecturers and Topics:

  • Jan de Boer (Amsterdam University, Netherlands): Black holes and AdS/CFT
  • Aristomenis Donos (Durham University, UK): Applications to Condensed Matter Theory
  • Carlos Hoyos (Oviedo University, Spain): Applications of holography to QCD and nuclear physics
  • Juan Maldacena (IAS-Princeton, USA): Closing lecture – Title: TBA
  • Herman Verlinde (Princeton University, USA): Formal aspects and tests
  • Konstantin Zarembo (Nordita, Sweden): Integrability and AdS/CFT

Workshop

This workshop will be held at ICTP-SAIFR from June 14-17, 2023 and celebrates the 25th anniversary of the birth of the AdS/CFT correspondence, a momentous discovery that has transformed theoretical physics ever since. By now, research in the field contains various areas, from formal aspects and tests to applications to various areas, like QCD and nuclear physics, condensed matter theory, black holes, information, chaos and complexity, and integrability. The workshop is intended to represent new advances in all these areas of the AdS/CFT correspondence.
Participants can submit abstracts for the poster session.

This activity will be preceded by the “Holography@25 School”.

There is no registration fee.

Announcement:

Click HERE to apply for the School

Click HERE to register for the Workshop

Application & Registration Deadlines: March 26, 2023

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Matteo Baggioli (Shanghai Jiaotong University, China)
  • Agnese Bissi* (Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • Nikolay Bobev (Leuven University, Belgium)
  • Aristomenis Donos* (Durham University, UK)
  • Nadav Drukker (King’s College, London, UK)
  • Johanna Erdmenger (Wuerzburg University, Germany)
  • Carlos Hoyos (Oviedo University, Spain)
  • Charlotte Kristjansen (Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark)
  • Juan Maldacena (IAS, Princeton, USA)
  • Dario Martelli (Turin University and INFN, Turin, Italy)
  • Robert Myers (Perimeter Institute, Canada)
  • Niels Obers (Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark)
  • Leopoldo Pando-Zayas (Michigan University, USA and ICTP, Trieste, Italy)
  • Kostas Skenderis (Southampton University, UK)
  • Dam Thanh Son (Chicago University, USA)
  • Matthias Staudacher* (Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany)
  • Alessandro Tomassielo (Milan University and INFN Milan, Italy)
  • Herman Verlinde* (Princeton University, USA)
  • Konstantin Zarembo (Nordita, Sweden)

*to be confirmed

Registration

Announcement:

Click HERE to apply for the School

Click HERE to register for the Workshop

Application & Registration Deadlines: March 26, 2023

Preliminary Program

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Additional Information

COVID-19: Fully vaccinated brazilians and foreigners are now exempt from presenting proof of a COVID-19 test with a negative or non-detectable result. You are only required to present proof of vaccination, printed or electronically. To enter the IFT-UNESP building, you may be required to show a Covid vaccination certificate.

Visa information: Nationals from several countries in Latin America and Europe, Australia, Canada, Japan and USA are exempt from tourist visa. Please check here which nationals need a tourist visa to enter Brazil.

Accommodation: Participants, whose accommodation will be provided by the institute, will stay at The Universe Flat. Hotel recommendations are available here

How to reach the Institute: The school will be held at ICTP South American Institute, located at IFT-UNESP, which is across the street from a major bus and subway terminal (Terminal Barra Funda). The address which is closer to the entrance of the IFT-UNESP building is R. Jornalista Aloysio Biondi, 120 – Barra Funda, São Paulo. The easiest way to reach us is by subway or bus, please find instructions here.