Description
ICTP's annual Spring School on Superstring Theory and Related Topics provides pedagogical treatment of these subjects through lectures by some of the world's top string theorists.  The activity is intended for theoretical physicists or mathematicians with knowledge of quantum field theory, general relativity and string theory.  It is organized in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP) and the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN).


TOPICS:
 
  • Aspects of 5d and 6d SUSY Theories
  • Dualities and Exact Results in 3d QFT
  • Entanglement in QFT
  • Gravitational Waves
  • Large N Models
  • Primordial Cosmology
  • The Averaged Null Energy Condition in QFT

Lecturers include:

Francesco BENINI (SISSA)
Thomas HARTMAN (Cornell University)
Marina HUERTA (Centro Atomico Bariloche)
Ken INTRILIGATOR (UC San Diego)
Igor KLEBANOV (Princeton University)
Guilherme PIMENTEL (University of Amsterdam)
Rafael A. PORTO (ICTP-SAIFR)


NOTE: There is no registration fee for this activity.
Go to day
  • Wednesday, 14 March 2018
    • 08:30 - 18:00 Wednesday, 14 March 2018
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 08:30 Registration & Administrative Formalities 1h30' ( Leonardo Building - Lobby )
        Slot reserved for Participants not staying in ICTP Guesthouses & Lecturers.
        (Participants staying in ICTP Guesthouses may register upon check-in at the Guesthouse Reception desks.)
        AFTER having registered, Visitors funded by the ICTP must collect their dues at the Operations & Travel Unit Office c/o E. Fermi building, ground floor (Wed 14/3, Fri 16/3, Mon 19/3, Tue 20/3 &  Fri 23/3, 8:30-12:00/13:30-14:30). 
      • 10:00 Opening Remarks 15'
      • 10:15 The Averaged Null Energy Condition in QFT - Lecture 1 1h0'
        Speaker: T. Hartman (Cornell University)
        Material: Video
      • 11:30 Entanglement in QFT - Lecture 1 1h0'
        Speaker: M. Huerta (Centro Atomico Bariloche)
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 2017 Dirac Medal Award Ceremony 3h30'
        Material: Video
  • Thursday, 15 March 2018
    • 09:00 - 19:30 Thursday, 15 March 2018
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 The Averaged Null Energy Condition in QFT - Lecture 2 1h0'
        Speaker: T. Hartman (Cornell University)
        Material: Video
      • 10:15 Entanglement in QFT - Lecture 2 1h0'
        Speaker: M. Huerta (Centro Atomico Bariloche)
        Material: Video
      • 11:30 Primordial Cosmology - Lecture 1 1h0'
        Speaker: G. Pimentel (University of Amsterdam)
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 Primordial Cosmology - Lecture 2 1h0'
        Speaker: G. Pimentel (University of Amsterdam)
        Material: Video
      • 15:45 Discussion Session 1h0'
      • 17:30 Dinner Reception 2h0' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
  • Friday, 16 March 2018
    • 09:00 - 16:45 Friday, 16 March 2018
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 The Averaged Null Energy Condition in QFT - Lecture 3 1h0'
        Speaker: T. Hartman (Cornell University)
        Material: Video
      • 10:15 Entanglement in QFT - Lecture 3 1h0'
        Speaker: M. Huerta (Centro Atomico Bariloche)
        Material: Video
      • 11:30 Primordial Cosmology - Lecture 3 1h0'
        Speaker: G. Pimentel (University of Amsterdam)
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 Dualities and Exact Results in 3d QFT - Lecture 1 1h0'
        Speaker: F. Benini (SISSA)
        Material: Video
      • 15:45 Discussion Session 1h0'
  • Saturday, 17 March 2018
    • 09:00 - 12:30 Saturday, 17 March 2018
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 The Averaged Null Energy Condition in QFT - Lecture 4 1h0'
        Speaker: T. Hartman (Cornell University)
        Material: Video
      • 10:15 Entanglement in QFT - Lecture 4 1h0'
        Speaker: M. Huerta (Centro Atomico Bariloche)
        Material: Video
      • 11:30 Primordial Cosmology - Lecture 4 1h0'
        Speaker: G. Pimentel (University of Amsterdam)
        Material: Video
  • Monday, 19 March 2018
    • 09:00 - 16:45 Monday, 19 March 2018
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Aspects of 5d and 6d SUSY Theories - Lecture 1 1h0'
        Speaker: K. Intriligator (UC San Diego)
        Material: Video
      • 10:15 Gravitational Waves - Lecture 1 1h0'
        Speaker: R.A. Porto (ICTP-SAIFR)
        Material: Video
      • 11:30 Large N Models - Lecture 1 1h0'
        Speaker: I. Klebanov (Princeton University)
        Material: Lecture Notes Slides Video
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 Aspects of 5d and 6d SUSY Theories - Lecture 2 1h0'
        Speaker: K. Intriligator (UC San Diego)
        Material: Video
      • 15:45 Discussion Session 1h0'
  • Tuesday, 20 March 2018
    • 09:00 - 17:15 Tuesday, 20 March 2018
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Aspects of 5d and 6d SUSY Theories - Lecture 3 1h0'
        Speaker: K. Intriligator (UC San Diego)
        Material: Video
      • 10:15 Large N Models - Lecture 2 1h0'
        Speaker: I. Klebanov (Princeton University)
        Material: Video
      • 11:30 Gravitational Waves - Lecture 2 1h0'
        Speaker: R.A. Porto (ICTP-SAIFR)
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 Dualities and Exact Results in 3d QFT - Lecture 2 1h0'
        Speaker: F. Benini (SISSA)
        Material: Video
      • 15:45 IN MEMORIAM JOE POLCHINSKI 45'
        Material: Video
      • 16:30 Discussion Session 45'
  • Wednesday, 21 March 2018
    • 09:00 - 16:45 Wednesday, 21 March 2018
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Aspects of 5d and 6d SUSY Theories - Lecture 4 1h0'
        Speaker: K. Intriligator (UC San Diego)
        Material: Video
      • 10:15 Large N Models - Lecture 3 1h0'
        Speaker: I. Klebanov (Princeton University)
        Material: Video
      • 11:30 Gravitational Waves - Lecture 3 1h0'
        Speaker: R.A. Porto (ICTP-SAIFR)
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0' ( Leonardo Building - Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 Dualities and Exact Results in 3d QFT - Lecture 3 1h0'
        Speaker: F. Benini (SISSA)
        Material: Video
      • 15:45 Discussion Session 1h0'
  • Thursday, 22 March 2018
    • 09:00 - 12:30 Thursday, 22 March 2018
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Large N Models - Lecture 4 1h0'
        Speaker: I. Klebanov (Princeton University)
        Material: Video
      • 10:15 Dualities and Exact Results in 3d QFT - Lecture 4 1h0'
        Speaker: F. Benini (SISSA)
        Material: Video
      • 11:30 Gravitational Waves - Lecture 4 1h0'
        Speaker: R.A. Porto (ICTP-SAIFR)
        Material: Video