The use of integrability has lead to remarkable progress in our understanding of non-perturbative dynamics in gauge theories and their relationship to string theory. Highly unexpected links between supersymmetric field theory, spin chains, and two-dimensional sigma-models have been discovered in recent years. These developments have lead to exact solutions for the dimensions of operators in planar N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory in four dimensions to any loop order. This is the first case where exact results of this type have been found for any interacting four dimensional field theory.
Progress in this field has been continuing at a rapid pace. This includes: applying the thermodynamic Bethe ansatz (TBA) and the development of the Y-system to compute so called finite size effects for operators with small engineering dimensions; computing scattering amplitudes at strong coupling using the integrability of the string world-sheet; finding new results in superconformal Chern-Simons theory.
The IGST2010 conference is intended to bring together experts in gauge theories, strings, and integrable systems in order to create a discussion forum for future developments in this rapidly evolving field. The conference will consist of 25 talks, each 50 minutes in length and with time allowed for questions afterward. Invitations for many of the speaking slots will be made later to allow for the latest developments.
The last day to register for the conference is 15 May 2010. The conference is part of the program "Integrability in String and Gauge Theories; AdS/CFT Duality and its Applications" which runs from 31 May to 09 July 2010 at Nordita. Please note that the conference registration is different than the registration for the program.