The Johns Hopkins Workshops meet annually; they rotate among the participating Universities: Chalmers University (Göteborg, Sweeden), Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary), University of Florence (Florence, Italy), University of Heidelberg (Heidelberg, Germany), Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD USA) and EWHA, Seoul and Seoul National Universities (Seoul, Korea). The purpose of each workshop is to discuss outstanding issues in particle theory.
The current workshop is organized by the Eötvös University about recent developments in the AdS/CFT correspondence and its Applications. The AdS/CFT duality conjectures an equivalence between theories of gravity on a curved space and gauge theories defined on the boundary of such spaces. This duality has become a powerful tool to study strongly interacting systems by use of a conjectured dual weakly coupled string/gravitational theory, allowing new computations that go beyond the standard perturbative techniques. The workshop is intended to focus on the interdisciplinary aspects of the gauge/gravity duality, both in its formal aspects and in its applications to particle physics. (The workshop is topically related to the HoloGrav network).
The conference venue is the Physics Building of the Eötvös University (on the left of the picture above with the sphere on top) located on the bank of river Danube: H-1117, Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A . The welcome drink will be held in room 7.20, while the lectures in 0.81.
The poster of the conference can be found here.
The conference is sponsored by: Eötvös University, OTKA, NEFIM, University of Heidelberg, Johns Hopkins University
Local organizers: Zoltán Bajnok, Gábor Takács, Péter Forgács