Description
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.


TOPICS:

  • 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.
Go to day
  • Thursday, 10 March 2016
    • 08:30 - 16:45 Thursday, 10 March 2016
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 08:30 Registration & Administrative formalities 1h30' ( Leonardo Building - Lobby )
      • 10:15 The Physics of Dark Matter - Lecture 1 1h0'
        Speaker: M. Lisanti (Princeton University)
        Material: Lecture Notes Video
      • 11:30 The Physics of Dark Matter - Lecture 2 1h0'
        Speaker: M. Lisanti (Princeton University)
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 Lunch break 2h0' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 The Physics of Dark Matter - Lecture 3 1h0'
        Speaker: M. Lisanti (Princeton University)
        Material: Video
      • 15:45 Discussion Session 1h0'
  • Friday, 11 March 2016
    • 09:00 - 19:30 Friday, 11 March 2016
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Conformal Bootstrap - Lecture 1 1h0'
        Speaker: V. Rychkov (ENS, Paris & CERN)
        Material: Lecture Notes Video
      • 10:15 Gravity and Entanglement - Lecture 1 1h0'
        Speaker: M. Van Raamsdonk (University of British Columbia)
        Material: Video
      • 11:30 Conformal Bootstrap - Lecture 2 1h0'
        Speaker: V. Rychkov (ENS, Paris & CERN)
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 Lunch break 2h0' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 Gravity and Entanglement - Lecture 2 1h0'
        Speaker: M. Van Raamsdonk (University of British Columbia)
        Material: Video
      • 15:45 Discussion Session 1h0'
      • 17:30 Reception 2h0' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
  • Saturday, 12 March 2016
    • 09:00 - 12:30 Saturday, 12 March 2016
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Conformal Bootstrap - Lecture 3 1h0'
        Speaker: V. Rychkov (ENS, Paris & CERN)
        Material: Video
      • 10:15 Gravity and Entanglement - Lecture 3 1h0'
        Speaker: M. Van Raamsdonk (University of British Columbia)
        Material: Video
      • 11:30 Conformal Bootstrap - Lecture 4 1h0'
        Speaker: V. Rychkov (ENS, Paris & CERN)
        Material: Video
  • Monday, 14 March 2016
    • 09:00 - 16:45 Monday, 14 March 2016
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Renormalisation Group Flows in 2,3,4 dimensions - Lecture 1 1h0'
        Speaker: Z. Komargodski (Weizmann Institute)
        Material: Lecture Notes Video
      • 10:15 Gravity and Entanglement - Lecture 4 1h0'
        Speaker: M. Van Raamsdonk (University of British Columbia)
        Material: Video
      • 11:30 Renormalisation Group Flows in 2,3,4 dimensions - Lecture 2 1h0'
        Speaker: Z. Komargodski (Weizmann Institute)
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 Lunch break 2h0' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 N=2 Superconformal Field Theories and the Space of Theories 1h0'
        Speaker: Z. Komargodski (Weizmann Institute)
        Material: Video
      • 15:45 Discussion Session 1h0'
  • Tuesday, 15 March 2016
    • 09:00 - 16:45 Tuesday, 15 March 2016
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 The S-matrix Bootstrap program revived 1h0'
        Speaker: Z. Komargodski (Weizmann Institute)
        Material: Video
      • 10:15 Moonshine and String Theory - Lecture 1 1h0'
        Speaker: J. Harvey (University of Chicago)
        Material: Video
      • 11:30 Black Hole dynamics at Large D - Lecture 1 1h0'
        Speaker: S. Minwalla (TIFR, Mumbai)
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 Lunch break 2h0' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 Moonshine and String Theory - Lecture 2 1h0'
        Speaker: J. Harvey (University of Chicago)
        Material: Video
      • 15:45 Discussion Session 1h0'
  • Wednesday, 16 March 2016
    • 09:00 - 16:45 Wednesday, 16 March 2016
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Moonshine and String Theory - Lecture 3 1h0'
        Speaker: J. Harvey (University of Chicago)
        Material: Video
      • 10:15 Black Hole dynamics at Large D - Lecture 2 1h0'
        Speaker: S. Minwalla (TIFR, Mumbai)
        Material: Video
      • 11:30 Moonshine and String Theory - Lecture 4 1h0'
        Speaker: J. Harvey (University of Chicago)
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 Lunch break 2h0' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 Black Hole dynamics at Large D - Lecture 3 1h0'
        Speaker: S. Minwalla (TIFR, Mumbai)
        Material: Video
      • 15:45 Discussion Session 1h0'
  • Thursday, 17 March 2016
    • 09:00 - 16:45 Thursday, 17 March 2016
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 The Mellin Representation of CFT Amplitudes - Lecture 1 1h0'
        Speaker: R. Gopakumar (ICTS-TIFR, Bengaluru)
        Material: Video
      • 10:15 Black Hole dynamics at Large D - Lecture 4 1h0'
        Speaker: S. Minwalla (TIFR, Mumbai)
        Material: Video
      • 11:30 The Mellin Representation of CFT Amplitudes - Lecture 2 1h0'
        Speaker: R. Gopakumar (ICTS-TIFR, Bengaluru)
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 Lunch break 2h0' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 The Amplituhedron - Lecture 1 1h0'
        Speaker: N. Arkani-Hamed (IAS, Princeton)
        Material: Video
      • 15:45 Discussion Session 1h0'
  • Friday, 18 March 2016
    • 09:00 - 15:30 Friday, 18 March 2016
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 The Amplituhedron - Lecture 2 1h0'
        Speaker: N. Arkani-Hamed (IAS, Princeton)
        Material: Video
      • 10:15 The Amplituhedron - Lecture 3 1h0'
        Speaker: N. Arkani-Hamed (IAS, Princeton)
        Material: Video
      • 11:30 The Mellin Representation of CFT Amplitudes - Lecture 3 1h0'
        Speaker: R. Gopakumar (ICTS-TIFR, Bengaluru)
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 Lunch break 2h0' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 The Mellin Representation of CFT Amplitudes - Lecture 4 1h0'
        Speaker: R. Gopakumar (ICTS-TIFR, Bengaluru)
        Material: Video