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Speakable and Unspeakable in Quantum Gravity

Institut Pascal

Institut Pascal

Rue André Rivière 91400 Orsay

The broad goal of this program is to advance our understanding of quantum gravity starting from nothing more than basic physical principles, such as unitarity, symmetry and causality, by harnessing the AdS/CFT Correspondence and the bootstrap approach of large N conformal field theories. With attention to the question of possible uniqueness of string theory among putative theories of quantum gravity, it is in this holographic sense that we will explore the ''Speakable and Unspeakable in Quantum Gravity'': what features of quantum gravity can be rigorously defined by way of AdS/CFT, and leveraged to classify the space of theories that actually exist?

This program will place extra emphasis on low-dimensional holography, which sharpens both the physical puzzles and the mathematical tools used to solve them. There will be three main themes:

1) String amplitudes and AdS3/CFT2
2) 3D quantum gravity and holography
3) Bootstrap and the space of holographic conformal field theories

Paramount to the program's format is an emphasis on generation of new ideas, with approximately one blackboard talk per day and plenty of time for discussions.


Organizing Committee:
Lorenz Eberhardt (Institute of Physics, University of Amsterdam)
Dalimil Mazáč (Institut de Physique Théorique - CEA Saclay)
Eric Perlmutter (Institut de Physique Théorique - CEA Saclay)
Ida Zadeh (Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics)
  • Alejandra Castro
  • Alex Belin
  • Alexandros Kanargias
  • Anatoly Dymarsky
  • Andrea Dei
  • Andrew Liam Fitzpatrick
  • Beatrix Muehlmann
  • Bob Knighton
  • Boris Post
  • Brian McPeak
  • Connor Behan
  • Cynthia Yan
  • Dalimil Mazac
  • Emil Martinec
  • Eric Perlmutter
  • Felix Haehl
  • Gabriele Di Ubaldo
  • Giulia Fardelli
  • Grégoire Mathys
  • Ida Zadeh
  • Ioannis Tsiares
  • Irene Valenzuela Agui
  • Jakub Vosmera
  • Jeevan Chandra Namburi
  • Johan Henriksson
  • Joshua Kames-King
  • Julian Sonner
  • Kristan Jensen
  • Lorenz Eberhardt
  • Luis Apolo
  • Marco Meineri
  • Matthew Dodelson
  • Moshe Rozali
  • Mukund Rangamani
  • Nathan Benjamin
  • Nele Callebaut
  • Nikolay Bobev
  • Ohad Mamroud
  • Panos Betzios
  • Per KRAUS
  • Ruben Monten
  • Sasha Zhiboedov
  • Scott Collier
  • Shota Komatsu
  • shunyu Yao
  • Sridip Pal
  • Thibaud Raymond
  • Thomas Hartman
  • Valentin Reys
  • Volker Schomerus
  • wei Song
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