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OVERVIEW

 

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. Recently, many progresses have occurred on these fields such as new vertex operators, new integrable structures, new results in amplitudes and string perturbation theory. String theory is a consistent theory of quantum gravity and it can give us several new insights about it. Moreover, new methods developed originally in string theory can be used to study other conformal theories and gauge theories which have several applications in statistical mechanics, condensed matter and particle physics.

 

This workshop is part of the 2020 Workshop on String Field Theory and Related Aspects. It is jointly organized with the ICTP-Saifr in São Paulo.
 
 
Additional Organizers:
  • Ted Erler (ACSR, Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Carlo Maccaferri (Turin University and INFN, Italy)
  • Yuji Okawa (Tokyo University Komaba, Japan)
  • Martin Schnabl (Charles University – Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Barton Zwiebach (MIT, USA)

 

The link for the ICTP is https://www.ictp-saifr.org/workshop-on-fundamental-aspects-of-string-theory.

 

TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED

 

  • String field theory;
  • Pure spinors;
  • Amplitudes;
  • Holography.

 

REGISTRATION  

 

Due to Covid-19, the workshop will be organized as an online workshop. Originally it was three weeks long (two weeks in São Paulo and one week in Natal). 
In this new format, its duration will be only one week. The talks will be scheduled for Monday-Friday, June 8-12, from 8 am - 1 pm. 
It will consist of several 25-minutes talks which will be broadcast live using the Zoom platform.
The talks will use sharescreen with either slides or notes on the screen, and 5 minutes will be reserved for questions after every talk. 
The full list of speakers and the final event program is going to appear on this website in the future.  

 
The Zoom link will be given on the ICTP-Saifr webpage. There is no registration deadline. 
EVENT PROGRAM
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Date Time Lecturers Name Lectures

Monday

June 08, 2020

09:00 am - 09:30 am

Yuji Okawa

Invited speaker

Tokyo University

09:30 am - 10:00 am

Hiroshige Kajiura

Invited speaker

Chiba University

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Hiroaki Matsunaga

Invited speaker

Prague, Institute of .Physics

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Coffee break/General discussion

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Ted Erler

Invited speaker

Department of Physics - UC Santa Barbara

11:15 am - 11:45 am

Harold Erbin

Invited speaker

Turin University, Alessandria and INFN, Turin

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Coffee break/General discussion

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Matěj Kudrna

Invited speaker

AVCR - Institute of Physics

12:30 pm - 01:00 pm

Jim Stasheff

Invited speaker

North Carolina University

Tuesday

June 09, 2020

09:00 am - 09:30 am

Hiroshi Kunitomo

Invited speaker

Kyoto University

09:30 am - 10:00 am

Carlo Maccaferri

Invited speaker

Turin University. and INFN

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Jakub Vosmera

Invited speaker

Prague, Institute of Physics and Charles University

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Coffee break/General discussion

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Nobuyuki Ishibashi

Invited speaker

Tsukuba University

11:15 am - 11:45 am

Barton Zwiebach

Invited speaker

MIT, Cambridge, CTP

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Coffee break/General discussion

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Mritunjay Verma

Invited speaker

INFN, Naples and Naples University

12:30 pm - 01:00 pm

Ruggero Noris

Invited speaker

Wednesday

June 10, 2020

09:00 am - 09:30 am

Toru Masuda

Invited speaker

ASCR

09:30 am - 10:00 am

Ivo Sachs

Invited speaker

Munich University - ASC

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Dimitri Skliros

Invited speaker

Max-Planck Institute for Physics (MPI)

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Coffee break/General discussion

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Anupam Mazumdar

Invited speaker

The University of Edinburgh

11:15 am - 11:45 am

Lorenz Schlechter

Invited speaker

Max Planck Institute

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Coffee break/General discussion

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Kevin Costello

Invited speaker

Perimeter Institute of Physics

12:30 pm - 01:00 pm

Eduardo Casali

Invited speaker

UC, Davis, QMAP

Thursday

June 11, 2020

09:00 am - 09:30 am

Alak Laddha

Invited speaker

Chennai Mathematical Institute

TBA

09:30 am - 10:00 am

Oliver Schlotterer

Invited speaker

Uppsala University

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Leonardo Rastelli

Invited speaker

YITP, Stony Brook

TBA

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Coffee break/General discussion

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Shota Komatsu

Invited speaker

IAS

11:15 am - 11:45 am

Xi Yin

Invited speaker

Harvard University

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Coffee break/General discussion

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Ashoke Sen

Invited speaker

Harish-Chandra Research Institute, HBNI

12:30 pm - 01:00 pm

Albert Schwarz

Invited speaker

UC, Davis, QMAP

Friday

June 12, 2020

09:00 am - 12:00 am

Lionel Mason

Invited speaker

Oxford U., Inst. Math

09:30 am - 10:00 am

Yvonne Geyer

Invited speaker

Institute for Advanced Study

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Subhroneel Chakrabarti

Invited speaker

IMSc, Chennai and HBNI

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Coffee break/General discussion

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Sitender Pratap Kashyap

Invited speaker

Harish-Chandra Research Institute

11:15 am - 11:45 am

Osvaldo Chandia

Invited speaker

Adolfo Ibanez University

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Coffee break/General discussion

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Tim Adamo

Invited speaker

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics

12:30 pm - 01:00 pm

Renann Lipinski Jusinskas

Invited speaker

Prague, Institute of. Physics