Joburg Workshop on String Theory

Aspects of Holography

2-7 September 2018

The Mandelstam Institute for Theoretical Physics holds high energy theory workshops several times a year. The goal of the 10th Joburg Workshop on String Theory is two-fold. Firstly, we wish to expose our local community to exciting recent developments in understanding gravitational, quantum field theoretic, and stringy systems. Secondly, we aim to stimulate discussion and interaction which might lead to new research directions and collaborations.

The pedagogical component of the Workshop is the String School for students at the University of Pretoria from 1-5 October 2018.

International Participants

  • Diego Correa (National University of La Plata)
  • Sumit Das (University of Kentucky)
  • Diego Hofman (University of Amsterdam)
  • Antal Jevicki (Brown University)
  • Shiraz Minwalla (TIFR, Mumbai)
  • Rodolfo Russo (Queen Mary, University of London)
  • Alberto Zaffaroni (University of Milano-Bicocca)



Wits Rural Facility



Robert de Mello Koch, Kevin Goldstein, Shinji Hirano, Vishnu Jejjala, João Rodrigues, Costas Zoubos


The String Group thanks the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, the Mandelstam Institute for Theoretical Physics, the National Institute for Theoretical Physics, the National Research Foundation, the Simons Foundation, the South African Research Chairs Initiative, and the University of the Witwatersrand for generous funding of the Workshop. We are especially grateful to Ashleigh Davids, Ragnie Leahy, and Paula Marais for administrative support.


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