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Workshop

Non-Perturbative Methods in Strongly Coupled Gauge Theories

Apr 14, 2008 - Jun 27, 2008



Abstract
In recent years there has been a remarkable convergence of ideas in gauge theory, string theory and gravity which date back more than thirty years. The numerical study of QCD has matured into a reliable tool for studying the theory at its natural scale. At the same time, the ongoing RHIC experimental program at Brookhaven has been producing new results on the behavior of quarks and gluons at temperatures and densities above the critical line. Theoretical studies of strongly coupled gauge theories have also undergone dramatic development following the discovery of the duality between gauge theory and string theory. The purpose of this workshop is to further communication between the experimental, lattice QCD and string communities. There will be a three-day conference.

Topics
- Applications of the AdS/CFT correspondence to the strongly interacting quark-gluon plasma.
- The development of the AdS/CFT correspondence towards more realistic QCD-like theories.
- Approaches to the confinement mechanism and the role played by topological objects.
- Integrability in large N gauge theories.

Later applications will be also considered.

Organizers
A. Di Giacomo (Pisa U. & INFN, Pisa), D. Kutasov (Chicago U.), E. Shuryak (SUNY, Stony Brook),
D. Tong (Cambridge U.) and V. Zakharov* (MPI, Munich & ITEP, Moscow).
*Now at the INFN, Pisa

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We intend to run the workshop in a flexible manner, with plenty of time devoted to informal discussions and meetings in order to emphasize common open problems shared by the participants. This format is crucial if the interactions between the different communities are to thrive, allowing the multi-dimensional nature of the workshop to succeed. The number of talks will be limited to four a week. These will be given by workshop participants and will be 1 – 1.5 hours long. More informal discussion sessions will be organized at the initiative of the participants and organizers. We further propose to hold a one week conference around the start of the workshop (possibly the last week of March 2008). The purpose of the conference is to familiarize the participants with the main research topics in the different subfields relevant to the workshop. This is particularly important since the workshop is intended to include members from rather different communities, for whom mutual interaction is possibly a rare event. The conference will present an opportunity for members of the different communities to learn the language and techniques of the others. For this reason, we hope to include a number of introductory talks, reviewing the status of the the different fields — including RHIC experiments, lattice QCD and AdS/CFT — with emphasis on what has been achieved, what one can hope to achieve, and what issues require conceptual breakthroughs. There will, of course, also be more technical talks, covering the latest developments in the different fields.


Talks
Apr 15, 2008 - 14:00 A. Tseytlin Superstrings in Ads/S5 Slides
Apr 16, 2008 - 11:00 Carlos Nunez Aspects of gauge / string duality
Apr 17, 2008 - 14:30 M. Staudacher AEI: Introduction to AdS /CFT integrability
Apr 22, 2008 - 14:00 Niklas Beisert Algebraic aspects of AdS/CFT Integrability
Apr 23, 2008 - 11:00 Massimo D'Elia Lattice QCD at finite temperature and density Slides
Apr 24, 2008 - 14:00 Nick Dorey Integrability in (semi-) classical string theory
Apr 29, 2008 - 14:00 Alex Buchel Applied gauge/string correspondence:from sQGP to inflationary cosmology
Apr 30, 2008 - 14:00 Koji Hashimoto Quark Mass in Holographic QCD Slides
Apr 30, 2008 - 15:30 Michael Teper Large N gauge theories:the view from the lattice
May 06, 2008 - 14:00 Ferdinando Gliozzi Universal property of the confining string in gauge theories Slides
May 06, 2008 - 16:00 Marija Zamaklar Isospin chemical potential in a holographic model of QCD Slides
May 07, 2008 - 14:00 Gordon Semenoff Small, Medium and Giant Magnons Slides
May 08, 2008 - 14:00 Christopher Herzog A Holographic Superconductor
May 13, 2008 - 14:00 Christof Gattringer Topology on the lattice
May 13, 2008 - 16:00 Adriano Di Giacomo Monopoles and confinement Slides
May 14, 2008 - 14:00 Tadakatsu Sakai Hadrons in AdS/CFT-inspired models
May 15, 2008 - 14:00 Romuald Janik Hydrodynamics and holography
May 15, 2008 - 16:00 Veronika Hubeny Hydrodynamics,dissipation and horizon
May 20, 2008 - 14:00 Cesar Gomez Some comments on BFKL , Integrability and Black Holes
May 20, 2008 - 16:00 Alexei Yung Non-Abelian strings and monopoles in supersymmetric gauge theories Slides
May 22, 2008 - 14:00 Edward Shuryak Monopoles in QGP and deconfinement
May 22, 2008 - 16:00 Valya Khoze MHV amplitudes and Wilson loops in the superconformal N=2 gauge theory
May 27, 2008 - 14:00 Andrej Parnachev Topological entanglement entropy, holography and confinement
May 27, 2008 - 16:00 Dmitri Antonov Trace anomaly (ε-3p) in the deconfinement phase Informal Seminar Slides
May 28, 2008 - 14:00 Pierre van Baal Calorons and non trivial holonomy. An overview Slides
May 28, 2008 - 16:00 K. Konishi Vortices which do not dynamically abelianize: further results about duality and confinement
May 29, 2008 - 14:00 Anatoly Dymarsky Extra flavor in N=2 SYM and Baryonic Symmetry Slides
May 29, 2008 - 16:00 Mithat Unsal Duality and Confinement in QCD(adj)
Jun 10, 2008 - 14:00 M. Lublinsky Towards new relativistic hydrodynamics from AdS/CFT
Jun 10, 2008 - 16:00 Philippe de Forcrand Localization properties of quarks Slides
Jun 12, 2008 - 14:00 David Berenstein Emergent geometry at strong coupling
Jun 12, 2008 - 16:00 Richard C. Brower AdS/CFT in the Regge limit: Comments on BFKL Pomeron and BDS amplitudes
Jun 13, 2008 - 14:00 V.I. Zakharov Comments on vacuum defects in pure gauge theories Slides
Jun 17, 2008 - 14:00 M. Kruczenski Classical strings as probes of AdS/CFT Lecture Slides
Jun 18, 2008 - 14:00 A. Zhitnitsky Phase transition in Dense and Hot QCD at large N_c Slides
Jun 19, 2008 - 14:00 Oleg Lunin Intersecting branes from supergravity Slides
Jun 19, 2008 - 16:00 Michael Teper Confining flux tubes and strings
Jun 20, 2008 - 14:00 Shigeki Sugimoto Static Properties and Form Factors of Baryons in Holographic QCD Slides
Jun 20, 2008 - 16:00 A.S. Gorsky Comments on the QCD defects via holography
Jun 23, 2008 - 14:00 Laurence Yaffe Non-equilibrium response of N=4 plasma Lecture
Jun 25, 2008 - 14:00 Krishna Rajogopal Insights into Strongly Coupled Plasma from AdS/CFT Slides
Jun 25, 2008 - 16:00 Philippe de Forcrand Pushing dimensional reduction of QCD to lower temperatures Slides
Jun 26, 2008 - 14:00 Misha Stepanov Relativistic conformal hydrodynamics and holography
Jun 26, 2008 - 16:00 Sophia Domokos Baryon-number-induced Chern-Simons Couplings of Vector and Axial-Vector mesons in holographic QCD Slides
Jun 26, 2008 - 16:30 Alessio D'Alessandro Magnetic monopoles in high temperature QCD Slides