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.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
E.-M. BABALIC, NIPNE, RomaniaK. HRISTOV, University of Sofia and INRNE, Bulgaria
I. BENA, IPhT, FranceM. ČUBROVIĆ, Institute of Physics Belgrade, Serbia
N. BILIĆ, Rudje Bošković Institute, Croatia
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, GreeceS. PUFU, Princeton University, USA
A. PETKOU, Aristotle University, Greece
A.-M. RACLARIU, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
M. SIMONOVIC, CERN Theoretical Physics, SwitzerlandM. 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.