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The 14th Kavli Asian Winter School on Strings, Particles and Cosmology


In the Thematic Program 2018 of Tohoku Forum for Creativity, String-Math 2018, the follow up event will be held from January 13–22, 2020

Information

The Kavli Asian Winter School (KAWS) on Strings, Particles and Cosmology is a pan-Asian collaborative effort of high energy theorists from China, India, Japan and Korea to give young researchers in Asia an opportunity to come together and learn about the latest developments in high energy theory from leading experts on the subject.
This school is aimed towards advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and active researchers in the field. This is the 14th in a series of Asian Winter Schools that have been organized on a rotating basis among Japan, China, India and Korea. We welcome students from all of these participating countries as well as students from outside.
All selected participants will be provided with accommodation (with three meals a day).
The venue of the school is Tohoku university. It is located in Sendai city which is a fascinating city to explore Japanese culture and cuisine. In addition, the school includes an excursion (two-day trip) to Zao which is a nearby town famous for hot spring and skying.
The 2020 School is generously supported by the Kavli foundation, with additional partial funding the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU), Tohoku Forum for Creativity (TFC), Tohoku University, and Graduate Program on Physics for the Universe (GPPU), Tohoku University.
The previous Asian Winter Schools in this series have provided young researchers with opportunities for discussions with leading experts in different areas and also for initiating collaboration with other young researchers belonging to the different participating countries. We hope the 2020 School will continue this tradition.

Date

January 13, 2020 – January 22, 2020

Venue

Sakura Hall, Katahira Campus, Tohoku University [Campus map]

Lectures

Netta Engelhardt (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Yu-Tin Huang (National Taiwan University)
Zohar Komargodski (Simons Center, Stony Brook University)
Liam McAllister (Cornell University)
Leonardo Rastelli (Stony Brook University)
Masato Taki (RIKEN)
Michael Walter (University of Amsterdam)
Masahito Yamazaki (Kavli IPMU)

Schedule

First week
Jan. 13 – 16, 2020
Zohar Komargodski (Simons Center, Stony Brook University)
Quantum Field Theory
Liam McAllister (Cornell University)
String Phenomenology
Masato Taki (RIKEN)
Machine Learning and Deep Learning
Michael Walter (University of Amsterdam)
Quantum Information
Second week
Jan. 18 – 22, 2020
Netta Engelhardt (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Gravity
Yu-Tin Huang (National Taiwan University)
Amplitudes
Leonardo Rastelli (Stony Brook University)
Conformal Field Theory
Masahito Yamazaki (Kavli IPMU)
Mathematical Physics

Date and Time

Jan. 12  Arrival
Jan. 13  9:00–10:15  10:45–12:00  13:30–14:45  15:15–16:30  17:00–Reception
Jan. 14  9:00–10:15  10:45–12:00  13:30–14:45  15:15–16:30  17:00–18:15
Jan. 15  9:00–10:15  10:45–12:00  13:30–14:45  15:15–16:30  17:00–18:15
Jan. 16  9:00–10:15  10:45–12:00  Bus to Zao
Jan. 17  Zao
Jan. 18  9:00–10:15  10:45–12:00  14:00–Gong Show + Poster Session
Jan. 19  9:00–10:15  10:45–12:00  14:00–15:15  15:45–17:00 + Discussion
Jan. 20  9:00–10:15  10:45–12:00  14:00–15:15  15:45–17:00 + Discussion
Jan. 21  9:00–10:15  10:45–12:00  14:00–15:15  15:45–17:00 + Farewell party
Jan. 22  9:00–10:15  10:45–12:00  Departure

 

Local Organization Committee
・Koji Hashimoto (Osaka University)
・Yoshihisa Kitazawa (KEK)
・Yoshiaki Maeda (Tohoku University)
・Hirosi Ooguri (Caltech & Kavli IPMU)
・Fuminobu Takahashi (Tohoku University)
・Ryo Takahashi (Tohoku University)
・Kazuya Yonekura (Tohoku University)
Steering Committee
・Bin Chen (Peking University)
・Rajesh Gopakumar (International Centre for Theoretical Sciences-Tata Institute of Fundamental Research)
・Koji Hashimoto (Osaka University)
・Yoshihisa Kitazawa (KEK)
・Bum-Hoon Lee (Sogang University)
・Kimyeong Lee (Korea Institute for Advanced Study)
・Miao Li (Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences & Sun Yat-Sen University)
・Jianxin Lu (University of Science and Technology of China)
・Soonkeon Nam (Kyung Hee University)
・Hirosi Ooguri (Caltech & Kavli IPMU)
・Ashoke Sen (Harish-Chandra Research Institute)
・Sang Jin Sin (Hanyang University)
・Spenta Wadia (International Centre for Theoretical Sciences-Tata Institute of Fundamental Research)
Advisory Board
・David Gross (Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics)
・Andrew Strominger (Harvard University)
・Hirotaka Sugawara (OIST)
・Shing-Tung Yau (Harvard University)
Course Organizers
・Sujay Ashok (Institute of Mathematical Sciences)
・Abhijit Gadde (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research)
・Min-xin Huang (University of Science and Technology of China)
・Keun-Young Kim (Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology)
・Sungjay Lee (Korea Institute for Advanced Study)
・Tadashi Takayanagi (Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics)
・Masahito Yamazaki (Kavli IPMU)
・Gang Yang (Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

 

Application  [Oct. 10, 2019 Updated]

Closed

 

Main Sponsor:
・Kavli Foundation
Co- Sponsors:
・Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics for the Universe, University of Tokyo (IPMU)
・Tohoku Forum for Creativity, Organization for Research Promotion, Tohoku University (TFC)
・Graduate Program on Physics for the Universe, Tohoku University (GPPU)
In association with:
・Sendai Tourism, Convention and International Association (SenTIA)

 

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Poster  [Sep. 20, 2019 Updated]

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Contact  [Sep. 09, 2019 Updated]

Email: tfc_kavli2020*ml.tohoku.ac.jp (change * to @)