Scientific Calendar Event

Description An ICTP meeting 'in person'

The goal of this meeting is to discuss and consolidate recent advances in the vibrant research fields of string theory, holography, black hole physics, and cosmology. We will address important open problems through an active program of talks by well recognized scientific leaders in the field. In addition, we will organize an open discussion forum for researchers with close ties to the countries from the Balkan region and other parts of Eastern Europe in which we plan to brainstorm about future activities of the existing SEENET-MTP network, and other networking collaborations that will enhance the development of fundamental theoretical physics in these countries.
The workshop will have a series of review talks related to holography, string theory, black holes, as well as their interplay with topics in cosmology and particle physics. The aim will be to provide an overview of the recent developments and open challenges in these fields of fundamental physics while at the same time encouraging the participation of students and researchers with a wide spectrum of scientific interests (such as the ones in the Eastern European region). In addition to the review talks we plan a few shorter research presentations focused on new results and recent developments.

  • Black hole microstates in string theory and AdS/CFT
  • Precision holography, string theory and supersymmetric localization
  • Bounds on effective theories of gravity and interplay with bootstrap ideas in QFT
  • Holography for non-AdS space-times
  • Advances in strongly coupled QFT
We also envision ample time for discussion and informal interactions between the participants as well as a gong-show event for junior participants.

D. ANNINOS, King's College London, UK
I. BENA, IPhT, France
N. BILIĆ, Rudje Bošković Institute, Croatia
M. ČUBROVIĆ, Institute of Physics Belgrade, Serbia
K. HRISTOV, University of Sofia and INRNE, Bulgaria
S. GROZDANOV, The University of Edinburgh, UK
K. JENSEN, University of Victoria, Canada
Z. KOMARGODSKI, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, USA
C. LAZAROIU, Universidad National de Education a Distancia, Spain
I. PAPADIMITRIOU, University of Athens, Greece
A. PETKOU, Aristotle University, Greece
S. PUFU, Princeton University, USA
A.-M. RACLARIU, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
M. SIMONOVIC, CERN Theoretical Physics, Switzerland
M. TOMASEVIC, Ecole Polytechnique, France

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.

Go to day
  • Monday, 23 October 2023
    • 08:30 - 09:00 Registration and administration formalities
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      • 09:00 Opening remarks 5'
      • 09:05 Quantum electrodynamics in two spacetime dimensions, 60+ years later 2h0'
        Speaker: Silviu Pufu (Princeton University, USA)
      • 11:05 Coffee break 40'
      • 11:45 From Thermal 2pt Functions to Conformal Fishnet 45'
        Speaker: Anastasios Petkou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:45 Lunch 1h45'
      • 14:30 Low d singularities 45'
        Speaker: Marija Tomašević (CPHT CNRS - Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France)
        Material: Abstract Slides
      • 15:15 The Amazing Super-Maze 45'
        Speaker: Iosif Bena (Centre d'Etudes de Saclay - CEA, Service de Physique Theorique, France)
        Material: Abstract Slides
      • 16:00 Coffee break 45'
      • 16:45 Stringy effects in chaos 45'
        Speaker: Mihailo Čubrović (Institute of Physics, Serbia)
        Material: Abstract Slides
    • 18:00 - 19:00 Welcome reception
      Location: ICTP ( Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria )
  • Tuesday, 24 October 2023
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      • 09:00 Cosmology: recent progress, current status and future prospects 2h0'
        Speaker: Marko Simonović (CERN Theoretical Physics, Switzerland)
      • 11:00 Group photo & Coffee break 45'
      • 11:45 On the thermodynamics of 4d Kerr-Newman black holes 45'
        Speaker: Kiril Hristov (Sofia University, Bulgaria)
        Material: Abstract Slides
      • 12:45 Lunch 1h45'
      • 14:30 Brainstorming talks 1h30' ( Stasi Lecture Hall )
        Moderator: Iosif Bena (Centre d'Etudes de Saclay - CEA, Service de Physique Theorique, France)
        Speaker: Goran Djordjevic, Marko Simonovic, Kiril Hristov, Neven Bilic, Ioannis Rizos, Mirela Babalic, Dragoljub Dimitrijevic, Saso Grozdanov, Ozgur Sarioglu
      • 16:00 Coffee break 45'
      • 16:45 Discussion 45'
  • Wednesday, 25 October 2023
    • 09:00 - 17:45
      • 09:00 From large scaling dimensions to atom traps -- adventures with large quantum numbers 2h0'
        Speaker: Zohar Komargodski (Stony Brook & Weizman Institute, USA)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:00 Coffee break 45'
      • 11:45 Infrared behavior in tame two-field hyperbolizable cosmological models 45'
        Speaker: Mirela Babalic (Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering, (IFIN-HH), Romania)
        Material: Abstract Slides
      • 12:45 Lunch 1h45'
      • 14:30 Spectra of thermal holographic correlators and their reconstructions from pole-skipping 45'
        Speaker: Sašo Grozdanov (University of Edinburgh, UK, and University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
        Material: Abstract Slides
      • 15:15 Gong show 45'
        The talks duration will be for 6+1 minutes. 
        Nicolas Jean Alain Chagnet: "Black holes in a periodic chemical potential as probes of strange metallic physics"
        Vasil Radoslavov Dimitrov: “Higher derivative corrections to AdS_5 black holes originating from M5-branes”
        Vladan Djukic: "Correlation functions for open strings and the chaos bound"
        Dusan Dordevic: "Topological Gravity and Holography"
        Faizan Bhat: "Bootstrapping scattering amplitudes at high energies"
        Sunandan Gangopadhyay: “The role of mutual information in understanding the Page curve”
        Silvia Ioana Georgescu: "TTbar, the linear dilaton background and holography" 
        Material: Dusan Dordevic Faizan Bhat Nicolas Jean Alain Chagnet Silvia Ioana Georgescu Sunandan Gangopadhyay Vasil Radoslavov Dimitrov Vladan Djukic
      • 16:00 Coffee break 45'
      • 16:45 Gong show 1h0'
        The talks duration will be for 6+1 minutes.
        Gregory Ernest Gold: “The Gauss-Bonnet Invariant in 5D, N=1 Gauged Supergravity”
        Andrea Olzi: "Hall Droplet Sheets in Holographic QCD"
        Murat Önem: “Revisiting Cluster Decomposition in de Sitter”
        Paolo Rossi: "Wormholes and surface defects in ensemble holography"
        Canberk Sanli: “Superconformal index for quivers”
        Marko Stojanovic: "On inflation with tachyon field in the holographic braneworld"
        Vineeth Krishna Talasila: “Supersymmetric Grey Galaxies and Revolving Black Holes”
        Ioannis Tsiares: ''On the Virasoro fusion kernel at c=25''
        Fan Wei: "Nontrivial zeros of the Riemann zeta function on the celestial circle"
        Material: Andrea Olzi Canberk Sanli Fan Wei Gregory Ernest Gold Ioannis Tsiares Marko Stojanovic Murat Önem Paolo Rossi Vineeth Krishna Talasila
    • 18:00 - 19:00 Welcome reception
      Location: Leonardo Building Cafeteria
  • Thursday, 26 October 2023
    • 09:00 - 16:45
      • 09:00 Aspects of Quantum de Sitter 2h0'
        Speaker: Dionysios Anninos (King's College London, UK)
        Material: Abstract Slides
      • 11:00 Coffee break 45'
      • 11:45 Fractional Hall states from large N interacting fermions 45'
        Speaker: Kristan Jensen (University of Victoria, Canada)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:45 Lunch 1h45'
      • 14:30 Thermodynamics of AdS black holes and AdS/CFT correspondence 45'
        Speaker: Neven Bilić (Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Croatia)
        Material: Abstract Slides
      • 15:15 Algebraically special solutions and accelerating black hole thermodynamics 45'
        Speaker: Ioannis Papadimitriou (University of Athens, Greece)
        Material: Abstract
      • 16:00 Coffee break 45'
  • Friday, 27 October 2023
    • 09:00 - 15:15
      • 09:00 Progress in Flat Space Holography 2h0'
        Speaker: Ana-Maria Raclariu (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
        Material: Abstract Slides
      • 11:00 Coffee break 45'
      • 11:45 What we don't know about holography: a high level review by a mathematical physicist 45'
        Speaker: Calin Lazaroiu (Universidad National de Education a Distancia, Spain)
        Material: Abstract Slides