From August 17th to August 21th of 2020.

The first week of the two week program will be a more informal workshop, part of the Simons Collaboration for the Non-Perturbative Bootstrap. For other Bootstrap events see here.

The goal of the workshop is to use exactly solvable CFTs to develop intuition about general CFT principles. N=4 SYM, for instance, can provide a formidable laboratory for testing complex spin ideas and conjectures in higher dimensional CFTs. How do the exact correlators of recently studied fishnet theories satisfy the expected CFT behaviour and what does this tell us about the general structure of crossing symmetry? Higher point interactions in AdS/CFT are described by gluing together simpler string patches of hexagonal and pentagonal form. How do these building blocks relate to usual OPE decomposition and to more standard CFT data? We hope to address these and many other interesting questions in the interface between the bootstrap and integrable examples during this first week.

With two long black-board talks and one smaller regular talk every day, there will be plenty of time for informal discussions and collaboration.


  • Nathan Benjamin (Princeton University/PCTS, USA)
  • Agnese Bissi (Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • James Drummond (University of Southampton, England)
  • Nikolay Gromov (DESY, Germany)
  • Volodya Kazakok (ENS Paris, France)
  • Konstantin Zarembo (NORDITA, Sweden)

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)