Sixth Mandelstam Theoretical Physics School and Workshop 2024

Recent developments in Large N, Holography and Complexity

9 - 17 January 2024

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 honour, 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: Wits University



We have number of international plenary lecturers who will each deliver two pedagogical talks (aimed at graduate students) and one technical talk at the School. Each lecture will last for 50 minutes. The workshop will be used for cutting edge research talks, both by the School lecturers and by international and local participants. The loose format of the school leaves plenty of time for discussion and collaboration.


  • Robert de Mello Koch (Huzhou),
  • Anosh Joseph (Wits)
  • Antal Jevicki (Brown)
  • Junggi Yoon (APCTP)
  • Keun-Young (GIST)

Secretary: Mrs .Farah-Naaz Samuels, , +27-11-717-6838


Funding is provided by the National Research Foundation (NRF), Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP), the Mandelstam Institute for Theoretical Physics (MITP) and the National Institute for Theoretical and Computational Sciences (NITheCS)