Description
TOPICS:

•	Physics of Black Holes
•	Gauge / Gravity Correspondence
•	Scattering Amplitudes in SYM and Supergravity
•	Physics Beyond the Standard Model
•	Holographic QCD
•	Holographic Condensed Matter

The Aim of the activity is to provide pedagogical treatment of these subjects in the form of a series of lectures by individual speakers.  The activity is intended for theoretical physicists or mathematicians with knowledge of quantum field theory, general relativity and string theory.


LECTURERS INCLUDE: 

J. de BOER (University of Amsterdam)
C.P. HERZOG (Princeton University)
S. KACHRU (Stanford University & SLAC)
J.M. MALDACENA (IAS Princeton)
J. POLCHINSKI (Santa Barbara KITP)
R. ROIBAN (Pennsylvania State University)
S. SUGIMOTO (Tokyo University, IPMU)
N. WEINER (New York University)

Go to day
  • Monday, 23 March 2009
    • 08:30 - 10:00 REGISTRATION & ADMINISTRATIVE FORMALITIES
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building, Lobby
      • 08:30 REGISTRATION & ADMINISTRATIVE FORMALITIES 1h30'
    • 10:00 - 10:15 Opening Remarks by K.R. Sreenivasan (ICTP Director) & S. Randjbar-Daemi (ICTP Assistant Director)
      • 10:00 Opening Remarks by K.R. Sreenivasan (ICTP Director) & S. Randjbar-Daemi (ICTP Assistant Director) 15'
    • 10:15 - 11:15 Holography and strongly coupled model building - Lecture I
      • 10:15 Holography and strongly coupled model building - Lecture I 1h0'
        Speaker: S. Kachru (Stanford University, U.S.A.)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Holographic Superconductors and Superfluids - Lecture I
      • 11:30 Holographic Superconductors and Superfluids - Lecture I 1h0'
        Speaker: C.P. Herzog (Princeton University, U.S.A.)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
    • 14:30 - 15:30 Efficient calculation of scattering amplitudes in supersymmetric gauge and gravity theories - Lecture I
      • 14:30 Efficient calculation of scattering amplitudes in supersymmetric gauge and gravity theories - Lecture I 1h0'
        Speaker: R.S. Roiban (Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 15:45 - 16:45 Discussion Session
      • 15:45 Discussion Session 1h0'
  • Tuesday, 24 March 2009
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Holography and strongly coupled model building - Lecture II
      • 09:00 Holography and strongly coupled model building - Lecture II 1h0'
        Speaker: S. Kachru (Stanford University, U.S.A.)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:15 - 11:15 Holographic Superconductors and Superfluids - Lecture II
      • 10:15 Holographic Superconductors and Superfluids - Lecture II 1h0'
        Speaker: C.P. Herzog (Princeton University, U.S.A.)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Efficient calculation of scattering amplitudes in supersymmetric gauge and gravity theories - Lecture II
      • 11:30 Efficient calculation of scattering amplitudes in supersymmetric gauge and gravity theories - Lecture II 1h0'
        Speaker: R.S. Roiban (Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
    • 14:30 - 15:30 Holography and strongly coupled model building - Lecture III
      • 14:30 Holography and strongly coupled model building - Lecture III 1h0'
        Speaker: S. Kachru (Stanford University, U.S.A.)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 15:45 - 16:45 Discussion Session
      • 15:45 Discussion Session 1h0'
    • 17:30 - 19:30 RECEPTION
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building Cafeteria
      • 17:30 RECEPTION 2h0'
  • Wednesday, 25 March 2009
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Holography and strongly coupled model building - Lecture IV
      • 09:00 Holography and strongly coupled model building - Lecture IV 1h0'
        Speaker: S. Kachru (Stanford University, U.S.A.)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:15 - 11:15 Efficient calculation of scattering amplitudes in supersymmetric gauge and gravity theories - Lecture III
      • 10:15 Efficient calculation of scattering amplitudes in supersymmetric gauge and gravity theories - Lecture III 1h0'
        Speaker: R.S. Roiban (Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Holographic Superconductors and Superfluids - Lecture III
      • 11:30 Holographic Superconductors and Superfluids - Lecture III 1h0'
        Speaker: C.P. Herzog (Princeton University, U.S.A.)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
    • 14:30 - 15:30 Efficient calculation of scattering amplitudes in supersymmetric gauge and gravity theories - Lecture IV
      • 14:30 Efficient calculation of scattering amplitudes in supersymmetric gauge and gravity theories - Lecture IV 1h0'
        Speaker: R.S. Roiban (Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 15:45 - 16:45 Discussion Session
      • 15:45 Discussion Session 1h0'
  • Thursday, 26 March 2009
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Black Holes as Effective Geometries - Lecture I
      • 09:00 Black Holes as Effective Geometries - Lecture I 1h0'
        Speaker: J. de Boer (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:15 - 11:15 Holographic Superconductors and Superfluids - Lecture IV
      • 10:15 Holographic Superconductors and Superfluids - Lecture IV 1h0'
        Speaker: C.P. Herzog (Princeton University, U.S.A.)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:30 - 12:30 AdS/CFT, Locality, and the Landscape - Lecture I
      • 11:30 AdS/CFT, Locality, and the Landscape - Lecture I 1h0'
        Speaker: J. Polchinski (University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.)
    • 12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
    • 14:30 - 16:00 Dirac Medal Ceremony
    • 16:15 - 16:45 Discussion Session
      • 16:15 Discussion Session 30'
  • Friday, 27 March 2009
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Aspects of scattering amplitudes and colider physics in conformal field theories - Lecture I
      • 09:00 Aspects of scattering amplitudes and colider physics in conformal field theories - Lecture I 1h0'
        Speaker: J.M. Maldacena (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, U.S.A.)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:15 - 11:15 AdS/CFT, Locality, and the Landscape - Lecture II
      • 10:15 AdS/CFT, Locality, and the Landscape - Lecture II 1h0'
        Speaker: J. Polchinski (University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.)
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Aspects of scattering amplitudes and colider physics in conformal field theories - Lecture II
      • 11:30 Aspects of scattering amplitudes and colider physics in conformal field theories - Lecture II 1h0'
        Speaker: J.M. Maldacena (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, U.S.A.)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
    • 14:30 - 15:30 Theories and Signals of Dark Matter - Lecture I
      • 14:30 Theories and Signals of Dark Matter - Lecture I 1h0'
        Speaker: N. Weiner (New York University, U.S.A.)
    • 15:45 - 16:45 Theories and Signals of Dark Matter - Lecture II
      • 15:45 Theories and Signals of Dark Matter - Lecture II 1h0'
        Speaker: N. Weiner (New York University, U.S.A.)
  • Saturday, 28 March 2009
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Aspects of scattering amplitudes and colider physics in conformal field theories - Lecture III
      • 09:00 Aspects of scattering amplitudes and colider physics in conformal field theories - Lecture III 1h0'
        Speaker: J.M. Maldacena (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, U.S.A.)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:15 - 11:15 AdS/CFT, Locality, and the Landscape - Lecture III
      • 10:15 AdS/CFT, Locality, and the Landscape - Lecture III 1h0'
        Speaker: J. Polchinski (University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Theories and Signals of Dark Matter - Lecture III
      • 11:30 Theories and Signals of Dark Matter - Lecture III 1h0'
        Speaker: N. Weiner (New York University, U.S.A.)
  • Monday, 30 March 2009
    • 09:00 - 10:00 String theory and QCD - Lecture I
      • 09:00 String theory and QCD - Lecture I 1h0'
        Speaker: S. Sugimoto (IPMU, Chiba, Japan)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:15 - 11:15 Black Holes as Effective Geometries - Lecture II
      • 10:15 Black Holes as Effective Geometries - Lecture II 1h0'
        Speaker: J. de Boer (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
    • 11:30 - 12:30 String theory and QCD - Lecture II
      • 11:30 String theory and QCD - Lecture II 1h0'
        Speaker: S. Sugimoto (IPMU, Chiba, Japan)
    • 12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
    • 14:30 - 15:30 Black Holes as Effective Geometries - Lecture III
      • 14:30 Black Holes as Effective Geometries - Lecture III 1h0'
        Speaker: J. de Boer (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
    • 15:45 - 18:45 Discussion Session
      • 15:45 Discussion Session 3h0'
  • Tuesday, 31 March 2009
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Black Holes as Effective Geometries - Lecture IV
      • 09:00 Black Holes as Effective Geometries - Lecture IV 1h0'
        Speaker: J. de Boer (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
    • 10:15 - 11:15 String theory and QCD - Lecture III
      • 10:15 String theory and QCD - Lecture III 1h0'
        Speaker: S. Sugimoto (IPMU, Chiba, Japan)
    • 11:30 - 12:30 String theory and QCD - Lecture IV
      • 11:30 String theory and QCD - Lecture IV 1h0'
        Speaker: S. Sugimoto (IPMU, Chiba, Japan)