Description
TOPICS:

•	Physics of Black Holes
•	Gauge / Gravity Correspondence
•	Scattering Amplitudes in SYM and Supergravity
•	Physics Beyond the Standard Model
•	String Cosmology
•	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: 

N.J. BERKOVITS (UNESP Sao Paulo)
C. CSAKI (Cornell University)
J. de BOER (University of Amsterdam)
J. McGREEVY (MIT)
R.C. MYERS (Perimeter Institute)
G. SHIU (University of Wisconsin at Madison)
Y. TACHIKAWA (IAS Princeton)
E.P. VERLINDE (University of Amsterdam)
Go to day
  • Monday, 22 March 2010
    • 08:30 - 10:00 REGISTRATION & ADMINISTRATIVE FORMALITIES
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building, Lobby
      • 08:30 REGISTRATION & ADMINISTRATIVE FORMALITIES 1h30'
    • 11:00 - 11:15 Opening Remarks by F. Quevedo (ICTP Director) & S. Randjbar-Daemi (ICTP Assistant Director)
      • 11:00 Opening Remarks by F. Quevedo (ICTP Director) & S. Randjbar-Daemi (ICTP Assistant Director) 15'
    • 11:15 - 12:15 Towards holographic duality for condensed matter - Lecture I
      • 11:15 Towards holographic duality for condensed matter - Lecture I 1h0'
        Speaker: J.A. McGreevy (MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Cambridge, USA)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 12:15 - 14:30 Lunch Break
      • 12:15 Lunch Break 2h15'
    • 14:30 - 15:30 Towards holographic duality for condensed matter - Lecture II
      • 14:30 Towards holographic duality for condensed matter - Lecture II 1h0'
        Speaker: J.A. McGreevy (MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Cambridge, USA)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 15:45 - 16:45 Discussion Session
      • 15:45 Discussion Session 1h0'
  • Tuesday, 23 March 2010
    • 09:00 - 10:00 2d CFT from 4d N=2 gauge theory - Lecture I
      • 09:00 2d CFT from 4d N=2 gauge theory - Lecture I 1h0'
        Speaker: Y. Tachikawa (IAS (Institute for Advanced Study), Princeton, USA)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:15 - 11:15 Towards holographic duality for condensed matter - Lecture III
      • 10:15 Towards holographic duality for condensed matter - Lecture III 1h0'
        Speaker: J.A. McGreevy (MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Cambridge, USA)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:30 - 12:30 2d CFT from 4d N=2 gauge theory - Lecture II
      • 11:30 2d CFT from 4d N=2 gauge theory - Lecture II 1h0'
        Speaker: Y. Tachikawa (IAS (Institute for Advanced Study), Princeton, USA)
    • 12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
    • 14:30 - 15:30 Towards holographic duality for condensed matter - Lecture IV
      • 14:30 Towards holographic duality for condensed matter - Lecture IV 1h0'
        Speaker: J.A. McGreevy (MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Cambridge, USA)
        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, 24 March 2010
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Models of electroweak symmetry breaking and the TeV scale - Lecture I
      • 09:00 Models of electroweak symmetry breaking and the TeV scale - Lecture I 1h0'
        Speaker: C. Csaki (Cornell University, Ithaca, USA)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:15 - 11:15 Towards holographic duality for condensed matter - Lecture V
      • 10:15 Towards holographic duality for condensed matter - Lecture V 1h0'
        Speaker: J.A. McGreevy (MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Cambridge, USA)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:30 - 12:30 2d CFT from 4d N=2 gauge theory - Lecture III
      • 11:30 2d CFT from 4d N=2 gauge theory - Lecture III 1h0'
        Speaker: Y. Tachikawa (IAS (Institute for Advanced Study), Princeton, USA)
    • 12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
    • 14:30 - 15:30 Models of electroweak symmetry breaking and the TeV scale - Lecture II
      • 14:30 Models of electroweak symmetry breaking and the TeV scale - Lecture II 1h0'
        Speaker: C. Csaki (Cornell University, Ithaca, USA)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 15:45 - 16:45 Discussion Session
      • 15:45 Discussion Session 1h0'
  • Thursday, 25 March 2010
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Models of electroweak symmetry breaking and the TeV scale - Lecture III
      • 09:00 Models of electroweak symmetry breaking and the TeV scale - Lecture III 1h0'
        Speaker: C. Csaki (Cornell University, Ithaca, USA)
    • 10:15 - 11:15 Towards holographic duality for condensed matter - Lecture VI
      • 10:15 Towards holographic duality for condensed matter - Lecture VI 1h0'
        Speaker: J.A. McGreevy (MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Cambridge, USA)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:30 - 12:30 2d CFT from 4d N=2 gauge theory - Lecture IV
      • 11:30 2d CFT from 4d N=2 gauge theory - Lecture IV 1h0'
        Speaker: Y. Tachikawa (IAS (Institute for Advanced Study), Princeton, USA)
    • 12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
    • 14:30 - 15:30 Models of electroweak symmetry breaking and the TeV scale - Lecture IV
      • 14:30 Models of electroweak symmetry breaking and the TeV scale - Lecture IV 1h0'
        Speaker: C. Csaki (Cornell University, Ithaca, USA)
    • 15:45 - 16:45 Discussion Session
      • 15:45 Discussion Session 1h0'
  • Friday, 26 March 2010
    • 09:00 - 10:00 String Phenomenology and Model Building - Lecture I
      • 09:00 String Phenomenology and Model Building - Lecture I 1h0'
        Speaker: G.M.L. Shiu (University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:15 - 11:15 (Non)Geometric aspects of black holes and their microstates - Lecture I
      • 10:15 (Non)Geometric aspects of black holes and their microstates - Lecture I 1h0'
        Speaker: J. deBoer (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:30 - 12:30 String Phenomenology and Model Building - Lecture II
      • 11:30 String Phenomenology and Model Building - Lecture II 1h0'
        Speaker: G.M.L. Shiu (University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA)
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30'
    • 14:00 - 16:00 Presentations by Participants
      • 14:00 Presentations by Participants 2h0'
    • 16:00 - 17:00 Puzzles and Problems for Gravity and Glue - Lecture I
      • 16:00 Puzzles and Problems for Gravity and Glue - Lecture I 1h0'
        Speaker: R.C. Myers (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 17:30 - 19:00 Small Reception - Informal Buffet
      Location: Leonardo da Vinci Building Cafeteria
      • 17:30 Small Reception - Informal Buffet 1h30'
    • 19:00 - 20:00 The Entropic Origin of Gravity
      • 19:00 The Entropic Origin of Gravity 1h0'
        Speaker: E.P. Verlinde (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Saturday, 27 March 2010
    • 09:00 - 10:00 String Phenomenology and Model Building - Lecture III
      • 09:00 String Phenomenology and Model Building - Lecture III 1h0'
        Speaker: G.M.L. Shiu (University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA)
    • 10:15 - 11:15 Puzzles and Problems for Gravity and Glue - Lecture II
      • 10:15 Puzzles and Problems for Gravity and Glue - Lecture II 1h0'
        Speaker: R.C. Myers (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:30 - 12:30 (Non)Geometric aspects of black holes and their microstates - Lecture II
      • 11:30 (Non)Geometric aspects of black holes and their microstates - Lecture II 1h0'
        Speaker: J. deBoer (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Monday, 29 March 2010
    • 09:00 - 10:00 (Non)Geometric aspects of black holes and their microstates - Lecture III
      • 09:00 (Non)Geometric aspects of black holes and their microstates - Lecture III 1h0'
        Speaker: J. deBoer (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
    • 10:15 - 11:15 Superstring multiloop amplitudes and non-renormalization theorems - Lecture I
      • 10:15 Superstring multiloop amplitudes and non-renormalization theorems - Lecture I 1h0'
        Speaker: N.J. Berkovits (UESP (Universidade Estadual Paulista), Sao Paulo, Brazil)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:30 - 12:30 String Phenomenology and Model Building - Lecture IV
      • 11:30 String Phenomenology and Model Building - Lecture IV 1h0'
        Speaker: G.M.L. Shiu (University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA)
    • 12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
    • 14:30 - 15:30 Superstring multiloop amplitudes and non-renormalization theorems - Lecture II
      • 14:30 Superstring multiloop amplitudes and non-renormalization theorems - Lecture II 1h0'
        Speaker: N.J. Berkovits (UESP (Universidade Estadual Paulista), Sao Paulo, Brazil)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 15:45 - 16:45 Puzzles and Problems for Gravity and Glue - Lecture III
      • 15:45 Puzzles and Problems for Gravity and Glue - Lecture III 1h0'
        Speaker: R.C. Myers (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 17:00 - 17:45 Presentations by Participants
      • 17:00 Presentations by Participants 45'
  • Tuesday, 30 March 2010
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Superstring multiloop amplitudes and non-renormalization theorems - Lecture III
      • 09:00 Superstring multiloop amplitudes and non-renormalization theorems - Lecture III 1h0'
        Speaker: N.J. Berkovits (UESP (Universidade Estadual Paulista), Sao Paulo, Brazil)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:15 - 11:15 Puzzles and Problems for Gravity and Glue - Lecture IV
      • 10:15 Puzzles and Problems for Gravity and Glue - Lecture IV 1h0'
        Speaker: R.C. Myers (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:30 - 12:30 (Non)Geometric aspects of black holes and their microstates - Lecture IV
      • 11:30 (Non)Geometric aspects of black holes and their microstates - Lecture IV 1h0'
        Speaker: J. deBoer (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
    • 12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
    • 14:30 - 15:30 Superstring multiloop amplitudes and non-renormalization theorems - Lecture IV
      • 14:30 Superstring multiloop amplitudes and non-renormalization theorems - Lecture IV 1h0'
        Speaker: N.J. Berkovits (UESP (Universidade Estadual Paulista), Sao Paulo, Brazil)
        Material: lecture notes