15 August 2011 at 09:00
26 August 2011
Trieste - Italy
AGH (Giambiagi Lecture Hall)
Directors: Vijay Balasubramanian, Jan de Boer, Veronika Hubeny, M. Rangamani. Local Organiser: K. Narain
•Quantum critical phenomena
•Strongly coupled systems at finite density
The AdS/CFT correspondence, as originally formulated in string theory, relates the dynamics of quantum gravity in universes with negative cosmological constant with the dynamics of specific strongly coupled field theories. Over the past few years it has become apparent that this gauge/gravity correspondence is a powerful tool for unearthing universal features of large classes of strongly coupled dynamical systems. The basic technique is to relate the physics of strongly coupled thermal field theories to the physics of black holes in AdS space, shedding light on both topics. Techniques originating from this correspondence have elucidated the physics of:
(a) the quark-gluon plasma, (b) cold fermionic systems, (c) diverse phenomena in condensed matter physics ranging from superconductivity, non-Fermi liquid behaviour, etc.
The conference aims at bringing together experts who have pioneered this exciting area of research, with an aim to foster discussions and collaborations.
Scientists and students from all countries which are members of the United Nations, UNESCO or IAEA may attend the School. As it will be conducted in English, participants should have an adequate working knowledge of that language. Although the main purpose of the Centre is to help research workers from developing countries, through a programme of training activities within a framework of international cooperation, a limited number of students and post-doctoral scientists from developed countries are also welcome to attend.
As a rule, travel and subsistence expenses of the participants should be borne by the home institution. Every effort should be made by candidates to secure full or, at least, partial support for their fare. However, limited funds are available for some participants who are nationals of, and working in, a developing country, and who are not more than 45 years old. Such support is available only for those who attend the entire activity. There is no registration fee.
HOW TO APPLY FOR PARTICIPATION
The application form can be accessed below.
Comprehensive instructions will guide you step-by-step, on how to fill out and submit the application form by the deadline: 30 APRIL 2011.
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