23 August 2018
The school featured 4 sets of lectures on diverse aspects of string theory and the gauge/gravity correspondence. The specific topics of the lectures can be found below.
The lectures were aimed at PhD and advanced MSc students who have already studied Quantum Field Theory and General Relativity and have at least some familiarity with the AdS/CFT correspondence. Starting from this basic background, the aim is to deepen the participants' knowledge and understanding og each lecturer's research field and bring them closer to the forefront of current research in high energy theory and string theory
Pawel Caputa: "Complexity in Quantum Field Theories"
The plan of these lectures is as follows:
1. Introduction and motivation (from AdS/CFT and Quantum Information/Computation)
2. Circuit Complexity in Free QFTs.
3. The Liouville Action as Path Integral Complexity and Complexity in CFTs.
Dimitrios Giataganas: "Applications of gauge/gravity duality: Developing a generic framework"
Monica Guica: "T -Tbar deformations of two-dimensional Quantum Field Theories"
Vladimir Kazakov: "Conformal Fishnet Theory"
Some suggested material for the lectures:
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1802.02160.pdf (This is a review so please start here) https://arxiv.org/pdf/1512.06704.pdf (The original work on these theories) https://arxiv.org/pdf/1612.05895.pdf https://arxiv.org/pdf/1711.04786.pdf