LOCAL ORGANIZERS: Auttakit
CHATRABHUTI and Oleg EVNIN.
INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Ignatios ANTONIADIS (CERN), Eric
BERGSHOEFF (Groningen U), Tohru EGUCHI
(YITP, Kyoto), Rajesh GOPAKUMAR (HRI, Allahabad).
include Frederik DENEF (Columbia U), Matthias GABERDIEL (ETH Zürich), Amihay HANANY (Imperial Coll. London), Chris HULL (Imperial Coll. London), Kimyeong LEE (KIAS Seoul).
The workshop will focus on a broad range of issues in high-energy theory, such as
gravity quantization (including string and matrix theories), non-perturbative dynamics of gauge theories, fundamental theoretical aspects of early cosmology, etc.
The talks are expected to be informal and interactive, with a substantial pedagogical component. We strongly encourage blackboard presentations.
(Information on the previous installment of this workshop series can be obtained here.)
PRE- AND POST-WORKSHOP RESIDENCE PROGRAM:
Participants are invited to remain in residence for informal
communication and collaboration during the weeks preceeding (January
and succeeding (January 27-31) the workshop. Please indicate the
prospective timing of your stay in your registration e-mails.
Registration has been closed since December 16, 2013.
Registration fee of 4000 Thai baht (roughly 100 euros) should be paid in cash upon arrival. The fee will be waived for anybody who is covering the attendance from private funds, currently experiences limitations in research funding, or provides another good reason.
The workshop will be hosted by the physics department of Chulalongkorn University
(commonly abbreviated as "Chula", pronounced choo-laah, with a stress on the second syllable), Thailand's
natural science fields centrally
in the modernized Pathumwan
district of Bangkok.
Citizens of a large number
of nations (including EU, US, Canada, Russia
Korea, a number
of South-East-Asian countries and Hong Kong passport holders) enjoy visa-free
to Thailand for
up to 30 days. Some others (including India, mainland China and Taiwan
holders) can obtain a visa-on-arrival
at the airport for up to 15 days.
Participants are expected to arrange their own accommodations, though
the organizers can provide some advice in this matter. Reservations should
not be difficult to make via, e.g., booking.com
or by contacting the hotels directly. Being an
of a gigantic tourist industry, Bangkok offers plentiful accommodations
at all luxury levels, priced considerably lower than the general
international standards. It should not be difficult to find housing
within 1km of the workshop location indicated on this
. Two neat and clean mid-range (around 1200 baht/night) hotels
within walking distance that we can recommend are Vista Residence Bangkok
and Patumwan House
Luxurious Pathumwan Princess
located across the street from campus. (Very) basic accommodations can
start at as low as 400 baht/night for a private room, for example, at Cozy Bangkok
or White Lodge
. Those staying for over 1 week may consider renting a studio apartment instead of a hotel room.
Climatic conditions in Bangkok are advantageous during the season of
the workshop (roughly corresponding to a pleasantly hot and sunny