The AdS/CFT correspondence is a powerful tool which has emerged from string theory. This correspondence relates gauge field theories in d spacetime dimensions to theories of gravity in d+1 dimensions. Being a strong weak duality, the correspondence offers a method of obtaining exact results in strongly coupled field theories. In the last few years the correspondence has found many applications, touching on fields as diverse as heavy ion collisions, the quantum hall effect, fluid dynamics, black holes and superconductivity. This program aims to bring together experts in this rapidly evolving field in order to discuss and explore state of the art techniques and developments.
Oren Bergman (Technion)
Gilad Lifschytz (Haifa University)
Amos Yarom (Technion)
Supported by the Israel Science Foundation, the Lewiner Institute for Theoretical Physics at Technion, the Center for Computational Mathematics and Scientific Computation (CCMSC) at the University of Haifa and by the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Haifa.