### Conference

#### Higher Spins, Strings and Duality - Conference

**May 06, 2013 - May 09, 2013**

**Topics**

- Foundations of Higher Spin Field Theory and different approaches to its description

- Higher spin algebraic structures and geometry

- Problem of Higher Spin interactions

- Higher Spins in String Theory

- Dualities, Holography and AdS/CFT

- Black holes, space-time structure and quantum gravity

The total number of participants is limited to about 80 people.

For their accommodation the participants should contact Studio Guidi

(tel +39 055 241561 – fax +39 055 2346178).

Conference fee is 150 Euro to help defray costs of coffee breaks and lunches.

**Organizers**

Dario FRANCIA (Centro Enrico Fermi, Roma, and Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)

Igor KLEBANOV (Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA)

Matthias GABERDIEL (ETH, Zurich, SWITZERLAND) - Augusto SAGNOTTI (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)

Dmitri SOROKIN (INFN, Padova) - Mikhail VASILIEV (Lebedev Institute, Moscow, RUSSIA)

**Local organizer**

Marco Tarlini

**Contact**

sorokin@pd.infn.it

**Main event**

Higher Spins, Strings and Duality (Workshop) - Mar 18, 2013

Speakers include:

Changhyun AHN (Kyungpook National U., Korea)

Arjun BAGCHI (Uni Edinburgh, UK)

Igor BANDOS (Basque U., Bilbao, Spain)

Roberto BONEZZI (Uni Bologna)

Andrea CAMPOLEONI (Universite Libre de Bruxelles)

Jan de BOER (Amsterdam Uni)

Frederik DENEF (ITP KU Leuven)

Rajesh GOPAKUMAR (Harish-Chandra Res.Inst., Allahabad, India)

Murat GUNAYDIN (Penn State Uni, USA)

Guy GUR-ARI (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)

Fawad HASSAN (Stockholm Uni, Sweden)

Antal JEVICKI (Brown U., USA)

Kewang JIN (Zurich ETH, Switzerland)

Euihun JOUNG (SNS, Pisa, Italy)

Igor KLEBANOV (Princeton Uni)

Arthur LIPSTEIN (Oxford Uni, UK) Eric PERLMUTTER (DAMTP, Cambridge, UK)

Dimitri POLYAKOV (Center for Quantum Space-Time, Seoul, Korea)

Massimo PORRATI (NY Uni, USA)

Joris RAEYMAEKERS (Academy of Sciences, Prague)

Evgeny SKVORTSOV (AEI, Golm, Germany)

Bo SUNDBORG (Stokholm Uni, Sweden)

Per SUNDELL (UNAB, Chile)

Massimo TARONNA (AEI, Golm, Germany)

David TEMPO (CECs, Valdivia, Chile)

Ricardo TRONCOSO (CECs, Valdivia, Chile)

Mikhail VASILIEV (Lebedev Phys. Inst., Moscow)

Andrew WALDRON (Uni of California, Davis)

**Talks**

Date | Speaker | Title | Type | Useful Links | ||||
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May 06, 2013 - 09:30 | Igor Klebanov |
Extending the reach of higher-spin AdS/CFT | Seminar | |||||

May 06, 2013 - 10:15 | Antal Jevicki |
Constructing the CFT/AdS3 higher-spin correspondence | Seminar | |||||

May 06, 2013 - 11:30 | Murat Gunaydin |
Quasiconformal approach to higher spin superalgebras and minimal unitary representations | Seminar | Slides | ||||

May 06, 2013 - 14:30 | Dimitri Polyakov |
Scale invariance of higher-spin operators and emergence of AdS geometry | Seminar | |||||

May 06, 2013 - 15:15 | Changhyun Ahn |
Higher-spin currents in the N=1 stringy coset minimal model | Seminar | |||||

May 06, 2013 - 16:30 | Arthur Lipstein |
Dlog form of the Super-Yang-Mills loop integrands | Seminar | Slides | ||||

May 06, 2013 - 17:15 | Guy Gur-Ari |
3D Bosonization and Chern-Simons-Matter theories | Seminar | Slides | ||||

May 07, 2013 - 09:30 | Rajesh Gopakumar |
Large N=4 Holography | Seminar | Slides | ||||

May 07, 2013 - 10:15 | Ricardo Troncoso |
Higher spin black holes in 3D and generic asymptotic W-symmetry breaking | Seminar | |||||

May 07, 2013 - 11:30 | Andrea Campoleoni |
Smooth solutions in Vasiliev theory | Seminar | Slides | ||||

May 07, 2013 - 15:00 | Eric Perlmutter |
Matter Matters in Higher Spin Holography | Seminar | Slides | ||||

May 07, 2013 - 17:00 | David Tempo |
Finite action principle for higher spin gravity in 3D: black holes and ground state stability | Seminar | |||||

May 07, 2013 - 17:25 | Joris Raeymaekers |
Conical defects and minimal model holography | Seminar | Slides | ||||

May 07, 2013 - 17:45 | Kewang Jin |
CFT deformations and Quantum W-algebra | Seminar | |||||

May 08, 2013 - 09:30 | Andrew Waldron |
Massive and partially massless gravity? | Seminar | |||||

May 08, 2013 - 10:15 | Fawad Hassan |
Bimetric theory, partial masslessness and conformal gravity | Seminar | Slides | ||||

May 08, 2013 - 11:30 | Massimo Porrati |
On a canonical quantization of AdS3 pure gravity | Seminar | Slides | ||||

May 08, 2013 - 15:00 | Frederik Denef |
On the wave function interpretation of higher- spin dS holography | Seminar | |||||

May 08, 2013 - 15:45 | Euihun Joung |
On the non-linear deformations of high-spin gauge symmetries (part I) | Seminar | |||||

May 08, 2013 - 17:00 | Massimo Taronna |
On the non-linear deformations of high-spin gauge symmetries (part II) | Seminar | |||||

May 08, 2013 - 18:30 | Roberto Bonezzi |
One-loop quantum gravity from a worldline viewpoint | Seminar | Slides | ||||

May 09, 2013 - 09:30 | Per Sundell |
Action principles and amplitudes in higher spin gravity | Seminar | Slides | ||||

May 09, 2013 - 10:15 | Evgeny Skvortsov |
AdS/CFT computations in Vasiliev theory | Seminar | Slides | ||||

May 09, 2013 - 11:30 | Jan de Boer |
Entanglement entropy in higher-spin theories | Seminar | |||||

May 09, 2013 - 15:00 | Bo Sundborg |
Strings in SL(2,R)xSL(2,R) Chern-Simons theory | Seminar | Slides | ||||

May 09, 2013 - 15:45 | Arjun Bagchi |
One symmetry to rule them all | Seminar | Slides | ||||

May 09, 2013 - 17:00 | Igor Bandos |
Tensorial superspace approach to higher-spin theories | Seminar | Slides | ||||

May 09, 2013 - 17:45 | Mikhail Vasiliev |
Boundary Current Algebra and Multiparticle Higher-Spin Symmetry | Seminar | Slides |