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4-12 August 2014
Nordita, Stockholm
Europe/Stockholm timezone

Video recordings of all lectures are available online: link to videos.


The school will run from the 4th till the 12th of August, followed by a workshop "Supersymmetric Field Theories" on August 13-16. If you plan to attend the workshop please register separately here.


AlbaNova University Center, Stockholm, Sweden

The lectures take place in FD5 (entrance floor, to the right). Discussion rooms FB52 and FB53 can be used by school participants any time during the program.


Integrable systems play an important role in physics. They give us a clue on strongly coupled phenomena in quantum field theory and statistical mechanics, inaccessible by other means. Applications of integrability in gauge theories and string theory has lead to important developments in holographic duality, a remarkable relationship between strongly-coupled gauge theories and string theory on curved space. The most prominent example of the holographic duality is the AdS/CFT correspondence, an equivalence of N=4 sypersymmetric Yang-Mills theory to string theory on the AdS5xS5 background. This system turned out to be completely integrable, and this has led to the a number of non-perturbative results for the spectrum, scattering amplitudes, Wilson loops and correlation functions.

The school is aimed at graduate students working in string theory, gauge-gravity duality and integrable systems, and will cover applications of holographic duality and integrability in condensed matter physics, introduction to conformal field theory and modern methods to calculate scattering amplitudes, as well as various aspects of integrability in the AdS/CFT correspondence, such as the Thermodynamic Bethe Ansatz, integrability for scattering amplitudes and Wilson loops. The school is organized by the ITN network GATIS (Gauge Theory as an Integrable System).

Topics covered on the school will include:

  • Benjamin Basso (École Normale Supérieure, Paris) Scattering Amplitudes and Integrability
  • Jean-Sébastien Caux (University of Amsterdam) Integrability in Atomic and Condensed-Matter Physics
  • Patrick Dorey (Durham University) Exact S-matrices
  • Nadav Drukker (King's College, London) Localization and the Partition Function of 3d Gauge Theories
  • Nikolay Gromov (King's College, London) Thermodynamic Bethe Ansatz and Quantum Spectral Curve
  • Sean Hartnoll (Stanford University) Condensed-Matter Applications of Holography
  • Johannes Henn (IAS, Princeton) Modern Methods for Scattering Amplitudes
  • Hugh Osborn (Cambridge University) Conformal Field Theory
  • Pedro Vieira (Perimeter Institute, Waterloo) Spin Chains, Bethe Ansatz and Correlation Functions

Local organizers: Xinyi Chen, James Gordon, Blaise Gouteraux, Alexander Krikun, Daniele Marmiroli, Konstantin Zarembo

Sponsored by:

Seventh Framework Programme ERC - European Research Council Nordita

Nordita, Stockholm