Starts 10 Mar 2016
Ends 18 Mar 2016
Central European Time
LB (Budinich Lecture Hall)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
The Aim of the activity is to provide pedagogical treatment of these subjects in the form of a series of lectures by individual speakers. The activity is intended for theoretical physicists or mathematicians with knowledge of quantum field theory, general relativity and string theory.


  • Conformal Bootstrap
  • Entanglement and Geometry
  • Large D Gravity
  • Mellin Amplitudes
  • Moonshine Conjectures
  • Physics Beyond the Standard Model

LECTURERS include:
N. Arkani-Hamed (IAS, Princeton)
R. Gopakumar (ICTS, Bengaluru)
J. Harvey (University of Chicago)
Z. Komargodski (Weizmann Institute)
M. Lisanti (Princeton University)
S. Minwalla (TIFR, Mumbai)
S. Rychkov (ENS, Paris & CERN)
M. Van Raamsdonk (University of British Columbia)

NOTE: The Spring School will be followed by the Workshop on Topics in Three Dimensional Gravity (smr2847), 21 - 24 March 2016.


N. Arkani-Hamed (IAS, Princeton), A. Dabholkar (ICTP, Trieste & Sorbonne Universités, Paris), E. Gava (INFN, Trieste), R. Gopakumar (ICTS-TIFR, Bengaluru), K.S. Narain (ICTP, Trieste)