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Strings at Dunes

School and Workshop | Monday, July 04, 2016 - Friday, July 15, 2016
Directors:
Nelson Braga (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
Dmitry Melnikov (IIP-UFRN)
Jacob Sonnenschein (Tel Aviv University )

About the event: 

 
Over the last decade we have witnessed a surge of interesting applications of string theory. From models for hadron physics and quantum gravity, the more traditional targets of strings, the applications have extended to strongly correlated condensed matter systems, (quantum) hydrodynamics and (quantum) statistical physics. The discovered connections with these independent areas of physics opened new exciting perspectives on string theory/quantum gravity themselves.  The goal of the event in Natal is twofold. First, it is intended to review the progress in the new directions of string theory and discuss the importance of the new results for the old problems of fundamental physics. Second, it is aimed at establishing a stimulative environment for the development of the new directions.

The event will be focused on, but not limited to, the following list of topics:

-- Quantum gravity now and then;
-- Quantization of strings and amplitudes;
-- Gravity vs fluid dynamics;
-- Holographic perspective on quantum entanglement;
-- Higher spin theories;
-- CFT in any dimension and conformal bootstrap;
-- Holography vs condensed matter physics; 
-- Black holes and quantum information theory.

Program of the event:

The first week of the event will be a school on general and modern topics of string theory. Lectures at the school will be aimed at the advanced graduate student level. The second week will be organized in form of a workshop. The preliminary list of the school lectures and tentative topics of the workshop talks will appear at a later stage, before the registration deadline.

In brief the tentative list of participants will be announced.


Location:

The city of Natal is located at the north-western part of Brazil, closest to Africa and Europe. Home of sandy dunes and magnificent beaches, it is an attractive destination for South American and, more recently,  European tourists. We recommend to visit the Wikipedia page of Natal for general information about the city. 

The event is expected to take place in the new building of the International Institute of Physics on the campus of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) in Natal. Typically the participants of the IIP events stay in one of the hotels of Ponta Negra, the coastal district of Natal.
 
 
Registration:

Participants coming with their own support are kindly asked to register before May 01, 2016. The hotel reservation will be made by the local organizing committee. Please contact Ms. Bia Pessoa in case of any problems with the registration at: bpessoa@iip.ufrn.br 

Registration fee: All the participants are expected to pay the registration fee. Members of the local community (institutions in Natal) are considered as free listeners and are exempt from paying the fee.

Students  = R$400,00
Professionals = R$700,00
 
*Registration fee is accepted in cash only. 

Practical information:
 
Visa: Please check whether you require a tourist visa to travel to Brazil. Nationals of the majority of European countries do not require a visa to enter Brazil as a tourist. Nationals of the USA, Canada, China, India and some other contries need to apply for a tourist visa. Please check the website of the Brazilian consulate nearest to you for the list of required documents. The IIP will be happy to assist you with the application process.

Flights: Natal has a regular flight connection with Lisbon, Portugal, operated by the Portuguese TAP. For those, coming through Europe, this is typically the most convenient option. The majority of flights operated from North America have connections in either Rio de Janeiro, or Sao Paulo. The closest direct flights (Americal Airlines from Miami and Copa Airlines from Panama City) arrive to Recife, 315 km away from Natal.

Airport: The two recommended ways to get to/from the airport is taxi and shuttle. Taxi ride from the airport to Ponta Negra will be around 80-120 reals, depending on the time of the day and traffic. Many commercial companies also operate shuttle service to/from the airport. The shuttle cost is around 35 reals one way and you will share the ride with several other passengers.  
 
 
For more information, please contact our events department at: events@iip.ufrn.br
EVENT PROGRAM
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Date Time Lecturers Name Lectures

Monday

July 04, 2016

08:30 am - 09:00 am

REGISTRATION

08:55 am - 12:30 pm

Nelson Braga

Chairperson

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

09:00 am - 10:30 am

Horatiu Nastase

Invited speaker

Institute for Theoretical Physics

10:30 am - 11:00 am

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Anamaria Font

Invited speaker

Central University of Venezuela

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

LUNCH

02:25 pm - 06:00 pm

Alfonso Ballon Bayona

Chairperson

Institute for Theoretical Physics - UNESP

02:30 pm - 04:00 pm

Horatiu Nastase

Invited speaker

Institute for Theoretical Physics

04:00 pm - 04:30 pm

COFFEE BREAK

04:30 pm - 06:00 pm

Ara Sedrakyan

Invited speaker

Yerevan Physics Institute

Tuesday

July 05, 2016

08:55 am - 12:30 pm

Emanuele Orazi

Chairperson

UFRN

09:00 am - 10:30 am

Horatiu Nastase

Invited speaker

Institute for Theoretical Physics

10:30 am - 11:00 am

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Anamaria Font

Invited speaker

Central University of Venezuela

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

LUNCH

02:25 pm - 06:00 pm

Dmitry Melnikov

Chairperson

IIP-UFRN

02:30 pm - 04:00 pm

Andrei Mikhailov

Invited speaker

IFT-UNESP

04:00 pm - 04:30 pm

COFFEE BREAK

04:30 pm - 06:00 pm

Riccardo Sturani

Invited speaker

International Institute of Physics

Wednesday

July 06, 2016

08:55 am - 12:30 pm

Francisco Brito

Chairperson

University of Campina Grande

09:00 am - 10:30 am

Carlos Hoyos

Invited speaker

University of Oviedo

10:30 am - 11:00 am

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Anamaria Font

Invited speaker

Central University of Venezuela

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

LUNCH

02:25 pm - 06:00 pm

Roldão da Rocha

Chairperson

Federal University of ABC

02:30 pm - 04:00 pm

Horacio Casini

Invited speaker

Atomic Center of Bariloche

04:00 pm - 04:30 pm

COFFEE BREAK

04:30 pm - 06:00 pm

Andrei Mikhailov

Invited speaker

IFT-UNESP

Thursday

July 07, 2016

08:55 am - 12:30 pm

Ara Sedrakyan

Chairperson

Yerevan Physics Institute

09:00 am - 10:30 am

Carlos Hoyos

Invited speaker

University of Oviedo

10:30 am - 11:00 am

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Daniel Grumiller

Invited speaker

Technical University of Viena

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

LUNCH

02:25 pm - 06:00 pm

Anamaria Font

Chairperson

Central University of Venezuela

02:30 pm - 04:00 pm

Horacio Casini

Invited speaker

Atomic Center of Bariloche

04:00 pm - 04:30 pm

COFFEE BREAK

04:30 pm - 06:00 pm

Jacob Sonnenschein

Invited speaker

Tel Aviv University

Friday

July 08, 2016

08:55 am - 12:30 pm

Fabio Novaes

Chairperson

International Institute of Physics

09:00 am - 10:30 am

Carlos Hoyos

Invited speaker

University of Oviedo

10:30 am - 11:00 am

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Daniel Grumiller

Invited speaker

Technical University of Viena

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

LUNCH

02:25 pm - 06:00 pm

Horatiu Nastase

Chairperson

Institute for Theoretical Physics

02:30 pm - 04:00 pm

Horacio Casini

Invited speaker

Atomic Center of Bariloche

04:00 pm - 04:30 pm

COFFEE BREAK

04:30 pm - 06:00 pm

Jacob Sonnenschein

Invited speaker

Tel Aviv University

Monday

July 11, 2016

08:55 am - 12:30 pm

Jacob Sonnenschein

Chairperson

Tel Aviv University

09:00 am - 10:00 am

Daniel Grumiller

Invited speaker

Technical University of Viena

10:00 am - 10:30 am

COFFEE BREAK

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Dmitri Vassilevich

Invited speaker

Federal University of ABC

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Carlos Enrique Flores

Invited speaker

Federal University of Bahia

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

LUNCH

02:25 pm - 06:00 pm

Carlos Hoyos

Chairperson

University of Oviedo

02:30 pm - 03:30 pm

Jacob Sonnenschein

Invited speaker

Tel Aviv University

03:30 pm - 04:00 pm

COFFEE BREAK

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Emanuele Orazi

Invited speaker

UFRN

05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Segundo Parra Milián

Invited speaker

IFT-UNESP

Tuesday

July 12, 2016

08:55 am - 12:30 pm

Dmitry Galtsov

Chairperson

Moscow State University

09:00 am - 10:00 am

Nathan Berkovits

Invited speaker

ITP, ICTP-SAIFR

10:00 am - 10:30 am

COFFEE BREAK

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Nathan Berkovits

Invited speaker

ITP, ICTP-SAIFR

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Fabio Novaes

Invited speaker

International Institute of Physics

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

LUNCH

02:25 pm - 05:00 pm

Henrique Boschi-Filho

Chairperson

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

02:30 pm - 03:30 pm

Saulo Diles

Invited speaker

03:30 pm - 04:00 pm

COFFEE BREAK

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Nelson Braga

Invited speaker

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

POSTER SESSION

Wednesday

July 13, 2016

08:55 am - 12:30 pm

Nelson Braga

Chairperson

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

09:00 am - 10:00 am

Horatiu Nastase

Invited speaker

Institute for Theoretical Physics

10:00 am - 10:30 am

COFFEE BREAK

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Jorge Noronha

Invited speaker

Universidade de São Paulo

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Ara Sedrakyan

Invited speaker

Yerevan Physics Institute

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

LUNCH

02:25 pm - 06:00 pm

Dionisio Bazeia

Chairperson

UFPB

02:30 pm - 03:30 pm

Carlos Hoyos

Invited speaker

University of Oviedo

03:30 pm - 04:00 pm

COFFEE BREAK

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Roldão da Rocha

Invited speaker

Federal University of ABC

05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Amílcar Rabelo de Queiroz

Invited speaker

University of Brasilia - UnB

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

WORKSHOP DINNER

Thursday

July 14, 2016

08:55 am - 12:30 pm

Amílcar Rabelo de Queiroz

Chairperson

University of Brasilia - UnB

09:00 am - 10:00 am

Dionisio Bazeia

Invited speaker

UFPB

10:00 am - 10:30 am

COFFEE BREAK

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Francisco Brito

Invited speaker

University of Campina Grande

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Alexandr Pinzul

Invited speaker

University of Brasilia

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

LUNCH

02:25 pm - 06:00 pm

Aleksandr Pinzul

Chairperson

University of Brasilia

02:30 pm - 03:30 pm

Dmitry Galtsov

Invited speaker

Moscow State University

03:30 pm - 04:00 pm

COFFEE BREAK

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Jacob Sonnenschein

Invited speaker

Tel Aviv University

05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Dmitry Melnikov

Invited speaker

IIP-UFRN

Friday

July 15, 2016

08:55 am - 12:30 pm

Dmitry Melnikov

Chairperson

IIP-UFRN

09:00 am - 10:00 am

Alfonso Ballon Bayona

Invited speaker

Institute for Theoretical Physics - UNESP

10:00 am - 10:30 am

COFFEE BREAK

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Henrique Boschi-Filho

Invited speaker

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

LUNCH