Description
Gravity in three dimensions has rather special features which makes it particularly suitable for addressing questions related to the quantization of gravity and puzzles concerning black hole physics. AdS3 gravity and in particular AdS3/CFT2 has played a crucial role in black hole microstate counting, and more recently in studying holographic entanglement entropy and higher spin theories.


Topics include:

  • Asymptotic symmetry groups
  • Flat space holography
  • Black hole microstate counting
  • 3d higher spin gravities and their CFT duals
  • Entanglement entropy and AdS3 quantum gravity
  • Extended, massive and supergravities in three dimensions


Invited Speakers include:

Eric Bergshoeff (Groningen Univeristy)
Steven Carlip (UC Davis)
Alejandra Castro (University of Amsterdam)
Geoffrey Compère (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Stephane Detournay (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Gaston Giribet (Brussels & Buenos Aires Univeristy)
Daniel Grumiller (Vienna University of Technology)
Chethan Krishnan (CHEP, IISc, Bangalore)
Soo Jong Rey (National U. Seoul)
Joan Simon (Edinburgh Univeristy)
Jorge Zanelli (CECS, Valdivia)


NOTE:  The Worshop will be preceded by the Spring School on Superstring Theory and Related Topics (smr2842), 10 - 18 March 2016.
Go to day
  • Monday, 21 March 2016
    • 08:30 - 17:00 Monday, 21 March 2016
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 08:30 REGISTRATION & ADMINISTRATIVE FORMALITIES 30' ( Leonardo Building - Lobby )
      • 09:00 Spectrum of the 2+1 black hole 1h0'
        Speaker: Jorge Zanelli (CECS, Valdivia)
        Material: Abstract Slides
      • 10:00 Curiosities with Three-dimensional Non-relativistic Gravity 1h0'
        Speaker: Eric Bergshoeff (Groningen Univeristy)
        Material: Abstract
      • 11:00 COFFEE BREAK 30' ( Leonardo Building - Lobby )
      • 11:30 Higher Gravity 1h0'
        Speaker: Chethan Krishnan (CHEP, IISc, Bangalore)
        Material: Abstract
      • 12:30 LUNCH BREAK 1h30' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Scalar field critical collapse in 2+1 dimensions 30'
        Speaker: Joanna Jalmuzna (Jagiellonian University)
        Material: Abstract Slides
      • 14:30 Higher genus partition functions from 3D gravity 30'
        Speaker: Henry Maxfield (McGill University)
        Material: Abstract Slides
      • 15:00 Boundary gravitons & Partition function in 3D flat gravity 30'
        Speaker: Hernan Gonzalez (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
        Material: Abstract
      • 15:30 COFFEE BREAK 30' ( Leonardo Building - Lobby )
      • 16:00 DISCUSSION SESSION 1h0'
  • Tuesday, 22 March 2016
    • 09:00 - 20:30 Tuesday, 22 March 2016
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Logarithms in AdS3/CFT2 1h0'
        Speaker: Gaston Giribet (Brussels & Buenos Aires Univeristy)
        Material: Abstract
      • 10:00 Supertranslations and superrotations 1h0'
        Speaker: Geoffrey Compère (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
        Material: Abstract Slides
      • 11:00 COFFEE BREAK 30' ( Leonardo Building - Lobby )
      • 11:30 Scrambling of locally perturbed thermal states 30'
        Speaker: Joan Simon (Edinburgh Univeristy)
        Material: Abstract Slides
      • 12:00 Solution Phase Space and Conserved Charges: A General Formulation for Charges Associated with Exact Symmetries 30'
        Speaker: Kamal Hajian (IPM, Tehran)
        Material: Abstract Slides
      • 12:30 LUNCH BREAK 1h30' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Near-horizon symmetries and BMS 30'
        Speaker: Miguel Pino (Universidad de Santiago de Chile)
        Material: Abstract
      • 14:30 Symplectic and Killing Symmetries of AdS3 30'
        Speaker: Ali Seraj (IPM, Tehran)
        Material: Abstract Slides
      • 15:00 On 3d Bulk geometry of Virasoro coadjoint orbits 30'
        Speaker: Hossein Yavartanoo (ITP-CAS, Beijing)
      • 15:30 COFFEE BREAK 30' ( Leonardo Building - Lobby )
      • 16:00 DISCUSSION SESSION 1h0'
      • 18:30 RECEPTION 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
  • Wednesday, 23 March 2016
    • 09:00 - 17:00 Wednesday, 23 March 2016
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Asymptotic Symmetries and Non-Conformal Field Theories 1h0'
        Speaker: Stephane Detournay (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
        Material: Abstract
      • 10:00 The charm and power behind warped CFTs 1h0'
        Speaker: Alejandra Castro (Univeristy of Amsterdam)
        Material: Abstract
      • 11:00 COFFEE BREAK 30' ( Leonardo Building - Lobby )
      • 11:30 Rindler holography 1h0'
        Speaker: Daniel Grumiller (Vienna University of Technology)
        Material: Abstract Slides
      • 12:30 LUNCH BREAK 1h30' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Near-Horizon Geometry and Warped Conformal Symmetry 30'
        Speaker: Hamid R. Afshar (IPM, Tehran)
        Material: Abstract
      • 14:30 Quantization of BMS3 orbits: a perturbative approach 30'
        Speaker: Alan Garbarz (IFIBA-CONICET, Buenos Aires)
        Material: Abstract
      • 15:00 Holographically Viable Extensions of Topologically Massive and Minimal Massive Gravity? 30'
        Speaker: Emel Altas (METU, Ankara)
        Material: Abstract Slides
      • 15:30 COFFEE BREAK 30' ( Leonardo Building - Lobby )
      • 16:00 DISCUSSION SESSION 1h0'
  • Thursday, 24 March 2016
    • 09:00 - 17:00 Thursday. 24 March 2016
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Rainbow Vacua of Colored Three-Dimensional (Anti) De Sitter Gravity 1h0'
        Speaker: Soo-Jong Rey (National University Seoul)
        Material: Abstract
      • 10:00 Dynamical Boundary Diffeomorphisms in 2+1 Dimensions 1h0'
        Speaker: Steve Carlip (UC Davis)
        Material: Abstract Slides
      • 11:00 COFFEE BREAK 30' ( Leonardo Building - Lobby )
      • 11:30 Higher spins in 3D: going from AdS to flat 30'
        Speaker: Andrea Campoleoni (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
        Material: Abstract Slides
      • 12:00 Generalized conformal anomaly in higher spin theory 30'
        Speaker: Li Wei (ITP-CAS, Beijing)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 LUNCH BREAK 1h30' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 The bulk of the Gaberdiel-Gopakumar correspondence at the cubic level and more 30'
        Speaker: Gustavo Lucena Gómez (AEI Potsdam-Golm)
        Material: Abstract
      • 14:30 Conformal blocks, entanglement entropy and heavy states 30'
        Speaker: Datta Shouvik
        Material: Abstract Slides
      • 15:00 Holographic construction of excited CFT states in AdS_3/CFT_2 30'
        Speaker: Maria Ioanna Stylianidi Christodoulou (University of Southampton)
        Material: Abstract
      • 15:30 COFFEE BREAK 30' ( Leonardo Building - Lobby )
      • 16:00 DISCUSSION SESSION 1h0'