Joburg Workshop on Gravitational Aspects of String Theory

6 September 2015 - 12 September 2015

The goal of this workshop is two-fold. Firstly, we are hoping to expose our local South African post-graduate students to exciting recent developments in understanding the degrees of freedom in gravitational systems with emphasis on exploring the physics of black holes and singularities. Secondly, we hope to stimulate discussion and interaction which might lead to new research directions and collaborations. The first week of the workshop will cater to the students and will give them basic skills. During the second week of the workshop we hope to bring together experts to accomplish our second goal.

Confirmed international participants

Week 1: School on recent trends in CFT & the Gauge/Gravity correspondence

Week 2: Research talks & discussion