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Progress in CFT

Hamilton Mathematics Institute (HMI), June 5th-8th 2018

There has been a very rapid progress in conformal field theories. Bootstrap methods (both numerical and analytic) together with technical advances, led to an imporved understanding of the AdS/CFT correspondence. We now know that a CFT with a large central charge and a large gap in teh spectrum of operator dimensions is dual to Einstein gravity. At the same time progress in AdS3/CFT2, where the symmetries are even more constraining, keeps teaching us new things about BTZ black holes. One may hope that the new insights might help us to better understand black holes in higher dimensions as well.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together the leading experts working in these directions and facilitate interactions among different approaches through a mixture of structured talks and informal discussions.

Invited Speakers

Agnese Bissi , University of Uppsala, Sweden
Anatoly Dymarsky , University of Kentucky, U.S.A. and Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Russia
Daniel Jafferis , Harvard University, U.S.A.
Gregory Korchemsky , Saclay, Paris, France
Miguel Paulos , Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France
João Penedones , EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Julian Sonner , University of Geneva, Switzerland


The programme of the workshop can be found here .

!! Please note the different schedule for Thursday !!


There is no registration fee but we ask all potential participants to register by sending an email to by June 1st 2018.


The list of participants can be found here.


This event is possible due to funding provided by the Hamilton Mathematics Institute (HMI) and the Science Foundation Ireland.

Organising Committee

Manuela Kulaxizi , TCD.
Gim-Seng Ng , TCD.
Andrei Parnachev , TCD.
Alexander Zhiboedov , University of Harvard.

Last updated 9 September 2017 email organisers.