The First Mandelstam Theoretical Physics School and Workshop

Recent Advances in AdS/CFT

School: 11-16 January 2017

Workshop: 17 January 2017

Stanley Mandelstam was an eminent South African-born American Theoretical Physicist, and a Wits graduate. He made seminal contributions to Particle Physics and String Theory. This series of schools, named in Stanley Mandelstam's honor, aims to expose local South African Theoretical Physicists, both post-graduate students and academics, to exciting recent developments in Theoretical High Energy Physics. The School is followed by a high level workshop that aims to stimulate discussion and interaction which might lead to new research directions and collaborations. The meeting brings leading experts together to accomplish These goals.

Venue: The Riverside Hotel, Durban.

Format: We have number of international plenary lecturers who will each deliver two pedagogical talks (aimed at graduate students) at the School. Each lecture will last for one hour. The last day of the meeting is the workshop which will be used for cutting edge research talks and collaboration, both by the School lecturers and by international and local participants.

Student Involvement: The pre-workshop school will run at Wits University. All local accomodation costs will be covered. There are limited bursaries for travel to allow students to attend the pre-school.

Funding: Funding is provided by the National Institute for Theoretical Physics (NITheP), the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Center for Theoretical Physics (CTP).

Organizers: Secretary:

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