Nordita, Stockholm, Sweden
Holography has emerged as one of the most fascinating and powerful new concepts in modern theoretical physics. Some of the most exciting current and future advances in the field build on two amazing prospects of the AdS/CFT correspondence, and thereby the Holographic Principle. On the one hand, the AdS/CFT correspondence offers a way to study strongly coupled gauge theories, and more generally strongly coupled systems with many degrees of freedom. In the last decade, numerous advances have been made towards using AdS/CFT as a tool to describe the behavior of strongly coupled gauge theories, including Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). More recent applications include the so-called fluid/gravity correspondence and the applications of AdS/CFT to strongly coupled condensed matter systems. Conversely, the AdS/CFT correspondence offers a way for understanding the quantum states and the quantum behavior of black holes. Since gravity in D-dimensions can have a dual description in terms of a (D-1)-dimensional gauge theory, which is a well-defined quantum mechanical theory, it can be used as a quantum mechanical description of gravity, and in particular of black holes.
This program aims at bringing together experts in this exciting research field. There will be typically two talks per day, leaving ample time for interaction and collaboration.
[Timetable - available from start of the program]
The Holographic Way Conference
This program is by invitation only. Invited participants should register by filling in the form. You will be informed by the organizers shortly after the registration deadline whether we can accommodate your proposed dates of attendance.
A minimum stay of one working week is required and we encourage participants to stay longer.
There is no registration fee.
Nordita provides a limited number of rooms in the Stockholm apartment hotel BizApartments free of charge for program participants.