Cargèse Summer Institute
June 2 to June 14, 2014
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Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique-Université de Corte-Université de Nice-Sophia-Antipolis


ESF School in High Energy Physics and Astrophysics

June 2 - June 14, 2014

String Theory and Holography 

organizing committee:
L. Baulieu,
K. Benakli, N. Halmagyi (LPTHE and UPMC),
J. de Boer
(Amsterdam), E. Rabinovici (Hebrew U.), Z. Komargodski (Weizmann)

Administrative Organiser: Elena Gianolio (CERN)

Supported by CERN, CNRS, FOM  and ESF

This institute is supported by the research programme of the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM), which is part of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), CERN, the Formation Permanente of CNRS and ERC STG grant number 335182. It will consist of introductory and advanced lectures as well as seminars by participants.

Lecture Topics: String Theory, Supersymmetric Gauge Theories, Black Holes, Conformal Field Theory, Cosmology, holography and AdS/CFT.

Speakers will include :
I. Antoniadis (CERN),  N. Arkani-Hamed (IAS),  C. Bachas (ENS Paris),  T. Banks (UCSC and Rutgers),  A. Castro (Amsterdam),  S. Gukov (Caltech),  S. Hartnoll (Stanford),  J. Harvey (Chicago),  Z. Komargodski (Weizmann),  J. Maldacena (IAS),  Y. Oz (Tel Aviv),  K. Papadodimas (Gronigen and CERN),  S. Rychkov (UPMC, ENS and CERN),  A. Sever (IAS),  D. Son (Chicago),  A. Strominger (Harvard),  E. Verlinde (Amsterdam). 

Location :

The institute will be held at the Institut d'Études Scientifiques de Cargèse. Cargèse is a pleasant village of considerable charm and historic interest located 50 km north of Ajaccio, on the west coast of Corsica (France). The Institute is located 2 km south of the village.

Applications :
The institute will be open by invitation only to approximately 65 participants. Applications should be made through the web form before March 15, 2014. Junior applicants should arrange for a letter of recommendation to be submitted before the above deadline. Participants are expected to cover their own travel. The cost of the institute, including half board and registration fees, will be 750 Euros. Some funding will be available upon specific request.

The contact email for the institute is . Letters of recommendation should be sent to

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