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.
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).
- Pawel Caputa (Wits)
- Robert de Mello Koch (Wits),
- Kevin Goldstein (Wits),
- Shinji Hirano (Wits)
- Vishnu Jejjala (Wits)
- Joćo Rodrigues (Wits)
- Costas Zoubos (UP)
- Maddalena Teixeira,