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[International Workshop]
Condensed Matter Physics Meets High Energy Physics
Title : Condensed Matter Physics Meets High Energy Physics
Date : 2010/2/8(Mon)-2010/2/12(Fri)
Place : IPMU Main Auditorium
Organizer : IPMU (in cooperation with ISSP)
Committee Chair : (at ISSP) Masaki Oshikawa (ext.63275)
e-mail: oshikawa :at: issp.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Content : Beautiful ideas developed by theorists in one area of physics often have unexpected applications in others. Quantum field theory is an outstanding example. As the basic language of both condensed matter physics and high energy physics, it has provided fertile ground for interactions of the two areas of physics, and common techniques using renormalization, symmetry, topology and integrability have been developed. Recently, the AdS/CFT correspondence has opened a new interface between condensed matter physics and quantum gravity.

The present workshop will bring together the two communities to share ideas, identify common problems and develop new techniques to solve them. We are planning various arrangements to enhance interactions of condensed matter physicists and high energy physicists, including tutorial lectures and ample time for informal exchanges.

Invited Speakers:
Eduardo Fradkin (UIUC), Satoshi Fujimoto (Kyoto),
Alexei Kitaev* (Caltech), Nicholas Read (Yale),
Shivaji Sondhi* (Princeton), Xiao-Gang Wen (MIT),
Shoucheng Zhang (Stanford), Sean Hartnoll (Harvard),
Shamit Kachru (UCSB), Hong Liu (MIT),
Shiraz Minwalla (Tata Inst.), Volker Schomerus (DESY),
Dam Son (U. Washington)
(*: to be confirmed)

Organizers (*: co-chairs)
Hideo Aoki* (U. Tokyo), Hirosi Ooguri* (Caltech/IPMU),
Masaki Oshikawa (ISSP), Shinsei Ryu (Berkeley),
Tadashi Takayanagi (IPMU).
Details Page : http://www.theory.caltech.edu/~ooguri/CMP-HEP/CMP-HEP.htm