This activity will cover novel methods developed to understand nonperturbative phenomena in quantum field theory and quantum gravity, with particular attention to the non-supersymmetric realm. The format will consists of a few talks per day, with ample time allocated for discussions.
In attempts to describe Nature, the paradigm of effective field theory is often a guiding principle. Low-energy physics is severely constrained by symmetries and anomalies, whose most general formulation has yet to be uncovered as it is witnessing transformative progress. Such tools, together with dualities, are now being explored in contexts also beyond high-energy physics. On the other hand, there are plenty of perfectly acceptable effective field theories that do not admit an ultraviolet completion or cannot be coupled to quantum gravity. Understanding which theories of gravity are quantum consistent, how they treat information, and how low-energy coarse graining of that information can appear as a statistical averaging compatibly with unitarity, is of paramount importance. It is a goal of this workshop to present a pedagogical introduction to efforts in these directions, and in the meanwhile to advance the forefront of the state of the art.
Generalized and categorical symmetries
Anomalies and dualities in QFT
Black hole entropy and quantum thermodynamics
Quantum information and the information paradox
Averaging and coarse graining in gravity and holography
Minimal SUSY and G2-holonomy manifolds
Aspects of the QG swampland
Applications to phenomenology and cosmology
Antoine BOURGET (IPhT Saclay)
Michele DEL ZOTTO (Uppsala University)
Inaki GARCIA-ETXEBARRIA (Durham University)
Chetan GOWDIGERE (NISER India)
Matthew HEYDEMAN (Princeton University)
Miguel MONTERO (IFT Madrid)
Eric PERLMUTTER (IPhT Saclay)
Valentin REYS (IPhT Saclay)
Gary SHIU (University of Winsconsin-Madison)
Call for Contributed Abstracts: All applicants are encouraged to submit an abstract for a poster presentation. Abstract templates are available below for download.
Grants: A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.
The deadline for applicants requesting financial and/or visa support is 5 May 2023; the deadline for all other applicants is 26 May 2023.
Francesco BENINI (SISSA), Cumrun VAFA (Harvard University), Leopoldo A. PANDO ZAYAS (University of Michigan), Bobby S. ACHARYA (ICTP), Atish DABHOLKAR (ICTP), Pavel PUTROV (ICTP), Local Organiser: Bobby Acharya (ICTP)