Mathematics and Physics of the Holographic Principle
Month: September 2013
Date: September 16--October 11
Name: Mathematics and Physics of the Holographic Principle
Location: Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Holographic duality relates a string theory to a quantum field theory without gravity. Currently it is an area of research located at the confluence of previously seemingly distant fields in physics and mathematics including superconductivity and other exotic phases of strongly coupled quantum matter, string theory, numerical general relativity and the theory of non-linear partial differential equations. The main aim of the programme is to tackle questions which the traditional methods within each discipline have proved inadequate to address, with special emphasis on strongly correlated condensed matter systems and non-equilibrium dynamics. Preliminary progress includes the application of the duality to concrete experimental questions about the quark-gluon plasma and the emergence of various fascinating condensed matter phenomena from the physics of AdS black holes. A number of workshops will take place during the programme. For full details see: