Starts 19 May 2008
Ends 30 May 2008
Central European Time
Trieste - Italy
Leonardo da Vinci Building Main Lecture Hall
The purpose of this School is to introduce the listed topics in a pedagogical manner. The lectures are aimed at graduate students and young researchers who wish to work on the field. It is expected that the participants have a basic knowledge of quantum field theory, Yang-Mills theory, general relativity and some supersymmetry. TOPICS: • Introduction to Super Yang-Mills theory and Super Conformal algebras • Supergravity theories and their D-brane solutions • AdS/CFT duality • non-AdS/non-CFT dualities • Applications to quark-gluon plasma • Holographic QCD LECTURERS INCLUDE: M. Bertolini (SISSA) G. Ferretti (Chalmers Univ. of Tech., Göteborg) E. Gava (INFN) H. Liu (MIT, Massachusetts Inst. of Tech.) K.S. Narain (ICTP) S. Randjbar-Daemi (ICTP) J. Sonnenschein (Tel Aviv University)

Organizers

E. Gava, K.S. Narain, S. Randjbar-Daemi