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Due to COVID-19, the program will be held online. The Zoom link to the videoconference is:


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From August 24-28 of 2020,  the anual Integrability in Gauge and String Theory (IGST) conference will be held online.

Integrable structures are usually present in one or two dimensional models — from two dimensional condensed matter materials to string theory  — which can be solved exactly. Some higher dimensional  systems  such as supersymmetric Yang-Mills theories in four dimensions, fishnet theories and some matter Chern-Simons theories in three dimensions are dual to integrable two dimensional models. This leads to an important non-perturbative formulation of such higher dimensional theories which provide formidable lampposts in the space of non-perturbative quantum field theories. General lessons from these exactly solvable toy models can be applied more broadly providing valuable intuition for our understanding of quantum field theory. As usual with the Integrability in Gauge and String theory conference series, we will invite a broad spectrum of experts from nearby fields, from pure integrabilists to practitioners of other exactly solvable techniques to condensed matter physicists. This year, given the joint two week program, there will also be a strong focus on applications to the conformal bootstrap.

The main focus of this conference (series) is on the use of Integrability to provide full solutions to strongly interacting gauge and string theories. Notable examples of such theories include maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory and their recently discovered fishnet cousins.


Online Registration is now closed

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Fernando Alday (U. of Oxford, UK): 6d (2,0) correlators and Quantum M-theory – Video PDF
  • Agnese Bissi (Uppsala University, Sweden): Discussion Session on CFT
  • Andrea Cavaglia (King’s College London, UK): Discussion Session on Fishnet and QSC
  • Diego Correa (U. Nacional de La Plata, Argentina): Wilson lines as 1d defects – VideoPDF
  • Patrick Dorey (Durham Univ., UK): Discussion Session on Sigma Models
  • Thiago Fleury (IIP-UFRN, Brazil): Higher-Point Functions with Hexagonalization – Video PDF
  • Yifei He (IPhT, France): Geometrical four-point functions in the 2d critical Q-state Potts model – Video PDF
  • Ben Hoare (ETH Zurich, Switzerland): Sigma models with local couplings: a new connection between integrability and RG flow – VideoPDF
  • Simon Caron Huot (McGill University, Canada): Discussion Session on Amplitudes
  • Vladimir Kazakov (ENS-Paris, France): Discussion Session on Matrix Bootstrap
  • Shota Komatsu (IAS Princeton, USA): Discussion Session on Boundaries – PDF
  • Ivan Kostov (U. of Paris-Saclay, France):  Discussion Session on Hexagons – Video – PDF
  • Gregory Korchemsky (U. of Paris-Saclay, France): Octagons in planar N=4 super Yang-Mills – Video PDF
  • Charlotte Kristjansen (Niels Bohr I., Denmark):  Domain walls as integrable boundary states in N=4 SYM – VideoPDF
  • Fedor Levkovich-Maslyuk (ENS Paris, France): Separation of variables and scalar products at any rank: from spin chains to fishnet CFT – VideoPDF
  • Henry Lin (Princeton U., USA): Bootstrapping Matrices – Video PDF
  • Juan Maldacena (IAS-Princeton, USA): Discussion Session on Black Holes and Integrability
  • Stefano Negro (SUNY, USA): CDD deformations of $2$D Integrable Quantum Field Theories – Video PDF
  • Leopoldo A. Pando Zayas (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA): Sub-leading microstate counting of AdS black hole entropy – VideoPDF
  • Georgios Papathanasiou (DESY, Germany): Integrable limits of scattering amplitudes – Video PDF
  • Silviu Pufu (Princeton U., USA): Modular invariants in strongly-coupled N=4 super-Yang-Mills theory – Video PDF
  • Amit Sever (Tel Aviv U., Israel): An Operator Product Expansion for Form Factors – Video PDF
  • David Skinner (Cambridge U., UK): Ambitwistor Strings on AdS3 x S3 – Video PDF
  • Evgeny Sobko (U. of Southampton, England): Principal Chiral Model at Large N and the glimpse of a new String Theory – Video PDF
  • Bogdan Stefanski (City University of London, UK): Chern Simons Origin of Superstring Integrability – Video PDF
  • Luigi Tizzano (Stony Brook U., USA):  Delayed Deconfinement and the Hawking-Page Transition – Video PDF
  • Arkady Tseytlin (Imperial College London): Strong coupling expansion ofcircular Wilson loops and string theoriesin AdS5×S5and AdS4×CP3 – PDF
  • Gustavo J. Turiaci (UCSB, USA): Non-perturbative aspects of 2D gravity, matrix integrals, and the minimal string – Video PDF
  • Pedro Vieira (Perimeter/ICTP-SAIFR, Canada/Brazil): Discussion Session on New Developments
  • Kostya Zarembo (NORDITA, Sweden): Discussion Session on Strings
  • Deliang Zhong (Tel Aviv University, Israel): Thermodynamic Bethe Ansatz for Fishnet CFT – VideoPDF

IGST 2020 Organizers:
N. Berkovits (ICTP-SAIFR, Brazil), V. Gonçalves (ICTP-SAIFR, Brazil), S. Komatsu (IAS, USA), A. Mikhailov (IFT-UNESP, Brazil), H. Nastase (IFT-UNESP, Brazil), V. Rivelles (USP, Brazil), D. Trancanelli (USP, Brazil), P. Vieira (PI/ICTP-SAIFR, Canada/Brazil)

IGST 2020 Scientific Advisory Committee
N. Gromov (Kings College, UK), V. Kazakov (ENS, France), D. Serban (Saclay, France), M. Staudacher (HU, Germany), R. Tateo (INFN, Italy), K. Zarembo (Nordita, Sweden)

Previous IGST Conferences:

IGST 2005  Paris
IGST 2006 Potsdam
IGST 2007 Saclay
IGST 2008 Utrecht
IGST 2009 Potsdam
IGST 2010 Stockholm
IGST 2011 Perimeter
IGST 2012 Zurich
IGST 2013 Utrecht
IGST 2014 Hamburg
IGST 2015 London
IGST 2016 Berlin
IGST 2017 Paris
IGST 2018 Copenhagen
IGST 2019 Stockholm