Due to COVID-19, the program will be held online. However, the registration procedure (to be available soon) is unchanged.

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.


  • Fernando Alday* (U. of Oxford, UK)
  • Diego Correa (U. Nacional de La Plata, Argentina)
  • Yifei He (IPhT, France)
  • Simon Caron Huot (McGill University, Canada)
  • Gregory Korchemsky* (U. of Paris-Saclay, France)
  • Charlotte Kristjansen* (Niels Bohr I., Denmark)
  • Fedor Levkovich-Maslyuk (ENS Paris, France)
  • Henry Lin (Princeton U., USA)
  • Georgios Papathanasiou (DESY, Germany)
  • Silviu Pufu (Princeton U., USA)
  • Amit Sever* (Tel Aviv U., Israel)
  • Evgeny Sobko (U. of Southampton, England)
  • Alexander Zamolodchikov* (SUNY, USA)

*to be confirmed

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