From August 17th to August 28th of 2020, a two-week program will take place at ITCP-SAIFR in Sao Paulo.
Week 1 will be a more informal Workshop on Exactly Solvable Higher Dimensional CFTs.
In the conformal bootstrap we carve out the space of allowed Conformal Field Theories. In this Simons Collaboration for the Non-perturbative Bootstrap workshop we will discuss exactly solvable theories, important lampposts in this CFT space. These exactly solvable examples provide invaluable analytic hints on the general structures of CFTs.
Week 2 will be the anual Integrability in Gauge and String Theory (IGST) conference.
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.
The main goal of this two week program is to cross-fertilize ideas from both fields.
Conformal bootstrapers are encoraged to stay in Sao Paulo for IGST to learn more about the integrability based exact CFT solutions while integrabilists are encoraged to arrive earlier for the CFT workshop to learn about the kind questions sought after by the bootstrapers which they might be able to answer using integrability. Great advances in our understanding of both exact and generic CFTs might arise from the cross-fertilization of ideas between these two communities.
Workshop Organizers (week 1):
S.Caron-Huot (McGill, Canada), V. Gonçalves (ICTP-SAIFR, Brazil), S. Komatsu (IAS, USA), L. Rastelli (Stony Brook, USA), D. Simons-Duffin (Caltech, USA), P. Vieira (PI/ICTP-SAIFR, Canada/Brazil)
IGST Organizers (week 2):
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 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)