The aim of the conference is to bring together active researchers in mathematical physics, string theory and quantum field theory and to facilitate the scientific exchange between researchers working in different areas.
Last few years have been marked by a progress in our understanding of supersymmetric field theories and by improved command of string theory in nontrivial backgrounds. Gauge/gravity, or AdS/CFT, correspondence provides a meeting ground for these two research directions and will serve as the underlying unifying theme of the conference.
General areas of the conference are:
• conformal field theories in various dimensions
• progress in higher-spin gauge theories
• supersymmetric gauge theories and related integrable systems
• geometric aspects of string compactifications, topological strings and mirror symmetry
• AdS/CFT correspondence and its applications
About a quarter of the talks will provide pedagogical reviews of recent developments. For many young participants the conference will represent a unique opportunity to learn about the latest developments in a challenging and exciting area of theoretical physics, and to directly interact with some of the leaders of the field.
The conference will be preceded by a workshop « Supersymmetry in Integrable Systems (SIS) » 9-13 September, Yerevan and followed by a school « Selected Topics in Theoretical High Energy Physics » 21-25 September, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Bobby Acharya, Tigran Hakobyan, David Karakhanyan, Ruben Manvelyan, Ruben Minasian, Kumar S. Narain, Armen Nersessian, Rubik Poghossian, Armen Saghatelian, George Thompson - ICTP Local Organizer: George Thompson
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