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SUMMARY:Workshop on Supersymmetric Localization and Holography: Black Hole
Entropy and Wilson Loops | (smr 3227)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20180709T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20180713T200000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20180423T112233Z
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DESCRIPTION:\n The AdS/CFT correspondence conjectures an exact equivalence
between string theories in anti-de-Sitter space and gauge theories. This
correspondence and its generalizations allow one to address difficult prob
lems of strongly coupled field theory dynamics - such as the computation o
f Wilson loops - using weakly coupled gravity. The other way around\, it a
lso allows one to tackle fundamental questions of gravity - such as the qu
antum entropy of black holes - using field theoretic methods.\n A very imp
ortant theoretical development of the last decade has been the advent of e
xact results in supersymmetric field theories using the methods of localiz
ation. These methods often reduce path-integrals to finite-dimensional int
egrals\, which in many situations can be computed exactly. Being exact\, l
ocalization results are most fruitfully applied at strong coupling\, and t
hus provide a powerful framework for producing and exploiting AdS/CFT resu
lts. In particular\, the interplay of localization and the AdS/CFT corresp
ondence provides a fertile ground to answer precise questions about the en
tropy of string theoretic black holes and the expectation values of Wilson
loops.\n This Workshop aims to bring together experts in the areas of sup
ersymmetric localization and holography\, to provide cross fertilization a
nd outline key directions for the future.INVITED SPEAKERS include:\n Nikol
ay BOBEV (KU Leuven)\n Cyril N. CLOSSET (CERN)\n Justin R. DAVID (IISc Ban
galore)\n Bernard de WIT (Utrecht University)\n Nadav DRUKKER (King's Coll
ege London)\n Rajesh GUPTA (King's College London)\n Kiril HRISTOV (Bulgar
ian Academy of Sciences)\n Camillo IMBIMBO (INFN Genova)\n Imtak JEON (Har
ish-Chandra Research Institute)\n Dietmar KLEMM (INFN Milano)\n James LIU
(University of Michigan)\n Dario MARTELLI (King's College London)\n Kumar
S. NARAIN (ICTP)\n Nikita NEKRASOV (SCGP Stony Brook)\n Ioannis N. PAPADIM
ITRIOU (KIAS)\n Soo-Jong REY (Seoul National University)\n Valentin REYS (
Milano-Bicocca)\n Guillermo A. SILVA (National University of La Plata)\n K
onstantinos SKENDERIS (University of Southampton)\n James SPARKS (Universi
ty of Oxford)\n Chiara TOLDO (UC Santa Barbara)\n Cumrum VAFA (Harvard Uni
versity)\n Brian WILLETT (UC Santa Barbara)\n Itamar YAAKOV (Kavli IPMU)\n
Maxim ZABZINE (Uppsala University)\n The Workshop will be preceded by a S
chool on Supersymmetric Localization\, Holography and Related Topics (smr3
256) from 2 to 7 July (http://indico.ictp.it/event/8560)\, with the goal o
f providing the necessary basic knowledge through a series of pedagogical
lectures by individual speakers. The activity is intended for students in
theoretical physics or mathematics and postdocs with knowledge of quantum
field theory\, general relativity and string theory.Invited Speakers don't
need to apply online.\n There is no registration fee for this activity.\n
\nhttp://indico.ictp.it/event/8326/
LOCATION:ICTP Giambiagi Lecture Hall (AGH)
URL:http://indico.ictp.it/event/8326/
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