Start time: May 22, 2017
Ends on: May 27, 2017
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
The first ICTP-SAIFR-Simons Non-perturbative Bootstrap school will center on three six-hour lecture series. The first will present a broad overview of the space of conformal field theories, including a discussion of the role of CFTs in condensed matter and high energy physics. Topics covered may include large N methods, the epsilon expansion, conformal windows for gauge theories in three and four dimensions, and conformal manifolds. The second series will introduce the conformal bootstrap and its modern numerical implementation, with applications from rigorous bounds on the space of theories to precision spectroscopy of concrete models. The third series will review the AdS/CFT correspondence and describe developments concerning two dimensional conformal field theories and their three dimensional quantum gravity duals. An additional three-hour lecture course will be announced closer to the start of the school and will cover exciting developments from the preceding year. During the school, mornings will consist of lectures from the three series. In the afternoon, students will solve exercises ranging from pen and paper problems to mathematica challenges to more advanced computational tasks.
Lecturers and Topics:
- Zohar Komargodski, Silviu Pufu – Overview/Space of CFTs
- David Simon-Duffins*, Miguel Paulos – Bootstrap and Numerics
- Tom Hartman, Jared Kaplan – AdS3/CFT2
Application deadline: March 17, 2017
More information: http://bootstrap.