Workshop on Fundamental Aspects of String Theory

June 1-12, 2020

São Paulo, Brazil



The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working on string field theory, pure spinors, amplitudes and holography to discuss recent developments and to create new collaborations. The first week from June 1-5 will be an informal workshop with review talks in the morning and discussion sessions in the afternoons. The weekend from June 6-7 will contain a small meeting with several talks on different aspects of mathematical physics. And the week of June 8-12 will feature the 2020 Workshop on String Field Theory and Related Aspects with over 30 invited speakers. From June 13-19, there will be a related workshop in Natal organized at the International Institute of Physics.

There is no registration fee and limited funds are available for local expenses of participants. This workshop is jointly organized with the International Institute of Physics in Natal.


  • Nathan Berkovits  (ICTP-SAIFR/IFT-UNESP, Brazil)
  • Thiago Fleury (IIP-UFRN, Brazil)
  • Ashoke Sen (Harish-Chandra Research Institute, India)
  • Brenno Vallilo (Univ. Andres Bello, Chile)


  • Ever Aldo Arroyo (UFABC, Brazil)
  • Thales A. C. Azevedo (UFRJ, Brazil)
  • Chris Beem* (Oxford University, UK)
  • Nathan Berkovits (ICTP-SAIFR/IFT-UNESP, Brazil)
  • Eduardo Casali (UC-Davis, QMAP, USA)
  • Kevin Costello* (Perimeter Institute, Canada)
  • Subhroneel Chakrabarti (IMSc, Chennai and HBNI-Mumbai, India)
  • Osvaldo Chandia (Universidade Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile)
  • Ron Donagi (Pennsylvania University, USA)
  • Harold Erbin (Turin University, Alessandria and INFN, Italy)
  • Thiago Fleury (IIP-UFRN, Brazil
  • Sergei Gukov (Caltech, USA)
  • Reimundo Heluani* (IMPA, Brazil)
  • Nobuyuki Ishibashi (Tsukuba University, Japan)
  • Renann Lipinski Jusinskas (Institute of Physics-Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Hiroshige Kajiura (Chiba University, Japan)
  • Shota Komatsu (IAS Princeton, USA)
  • Hiroshi Kunitomo (Kyoto University and Yukawa Institute, Japan)
  • Vladislav Kupriyanov (UFABC, Brazil)
  • Carlo Maccaferri (Turin University and INFN, Italy)
  • Carlos R. Mafra (Southampton University, UK)
  • Toru Masuda (ASCR-Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Hiroaki Matsunaga (Institute of Physics-Prague and Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
  • Lionel Mason (Oxford University, UK)
  • Anupam Mazumdar (Groningen University, the Netherlands)
  • Andrei Mikhailov (IFT-UNESP, Brazil)
  • Yuji Okawa (Tokyo University Komaba, Japan)
  • Leonardo Rastelli* (YITP-Stony Brook, USA)
  • Ivo Sachs (Munich University-LMU, Germany)
  • Lorenz Schlechter (Max Planck Institute-Munich, Germany)
  • Oliver Schlotterer (Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • Martin Schnabl (Charles University – Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Ashoke Sen (Harish-Chandra Research Institute, India)
  • Jim Stasheff (North Carolina University, USA)
  • Brenno Vallilo (Univ. Andres Bello, Chile)
  • Mritunjay Verma (INFN-Naples and Naples University, Italy)
  • Jakub Vosmera (Institute of Physics and Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Xi Yin (Harvard University, USA)
  • Barton Zwiebach (MIT, USA)

* to be confirmed



Additional Information

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.

Yellow fever vaccination is recommended for travellers going to Brazil. Note that the vaccine needs to be taken at least ten days before the trip to be effective. Information: