5th Bangkok Workshop on High-Energy Theory, January 18-22, 2016, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand


LOCAL ORGANIZERS: Auttakit CHATRABHUTI and Oleg EVNIN.

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Adi ARMONI (Swansea U), Eric BERGSHOEFF (Groningen U), Martin CEDERWALL (Chalmers U), Jarah EVSLIN (IMP-CAS, Lanzhou), Amihay HANANY (Imperial Coll London), Sergey KETOV (Tokyo Metro U), Nobuyoshi OHTA (Kin-dai U, Osaka).



REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS

SCHEDULE

PUBLIC LECTURE

ARRIVAL INSTRUCTIONS


OBJECTIVES:

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.

Previous workshops: 2015 2014 2013 2012


PRE- AND POST-WORKSHOP RESIDENCE PROGRAM:

Participants are invited to remain in residence for informal communication and collaboration during the weeks preceeding (January 11-15) and succeeding (January 25-29) the workshop.


REGISTRATION:

There will be no registration fees for the upcoming workshop. Registration has been closed on December 1, 2015. General inquiries may be directed to Oleg Evnin <oleg.evnin@gmail.com> and Auttakit Chatrabhuti  <dma3ac2@gmail.com>.


VENUE:

The workshop will be hosted by the physics department of Chulalongkorn University (commonly abbreviated as "Chula", pronounced choo-lah, with a stressed second syllable), Thailand's leading school in natural science fields centrally located in the modernized Pathumwan district of Bangkok.


PRACTICALITIES:

Citizens of a large number of nations (including EU, US, Canada, Russia, Japan, Korea, a number of South-East-Asian countries and Hong Kong passport holders) enjoy visa-free entry to Thailand for up to 30 days. Some others (including India, mainland China and Taiwan passport 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 other similar sites, or by contacting the hotels directly. Being an epicenter 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 map. Two neat and clean mid-range (around 1200-1400 baht/night) hotels within walking distance that we can recommend are Vista Residence Bangkok and Patumwan House. We generally advise against the luxurious corporate highrise hotels, a few of which are located close to the university, but inquire if interested. (Very) basic accommodations can start at as low as 400 baht/night for a private room, for example, at Cozy Bangkok or White Lodge. It may be possible to arrange for simple-but-neat rooms at the university faculty guesthouse for 900 baht/night. Inquire early if interested.

Climatic conditions in Bangkok are advantageous during the season of the workshop (roughly corresponding to a pleasantly warm and sunny summer in temperate countries).