LOCAL ORGANIZERS: Auttakit
CHATRABHUTI and Oleg EVNIN.
INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Ignatios ANTONIADIS (LPTHE, Paris and AEC, Bern U), Adi ARMONI (Swansea U), Eric BERGSHOEFF (Groningen U), Martin CEDERWALL (Chalmers U), Jarah EVSLIN (IMP-CAS, Lanzhou), Joaquim GOMIS (U Barcelona), Amihay HANANY (Imperial Coll London), Sergey KETOV (Tokyo Metro U), Jorge RUSSO (ICREA, Barcelona).
PUBLIC LECTURE by Gerard 't Hooft
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 and gravitational physics, etc.
The talks are expected to be informal and interactive, with a
substantial pedagogical component. We strongly encourage blackboard
(Former participants include Changrim AHN, Carlo ANGELANTONJ, Ignatios ANTONIADIS, Adi ARMONI, Eric BERGSHOEFF, Martin CEDERWALL, Antonio DE FELICE, Frederik DENEF, Tohru EGUCHI, François ENGLERT, Jarah EVSLIN, Matthias GABERDIEL, Joaquim GOMIS, Rajesh GOPAKUMAR, Amihay HANANY, Chris HULL, Nikos IRGES, Dan ISRAEL, Alexandros KEHAGIAS, Sergey KETOV, Keun-Young KIM, Bum-Hoon LEE, Kimyeong LEE, Olivera MISKOVIC, Bengt NILSSON, Nobuyoshi OHTA, Takuya OKUDA, Eleftherios PAPANTOPOULOS, Fabio RICCIONI, Jorge RUSSO, Tsukasa TADA, Henry TYE, Peter SCHUPP, Henri VERSCHELDE, Yi YANG, Bin WANG, Wen-Yu WEN.)
This workshop preceeds BANGKOK WORKSHOP ON DISCRETE GEOMETRY AND STATISTICS
held at the same venue two weeks later.
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 16-20) the workshop. Please indicate the
prospective timing of your stay at the time of registration.
There will be no registration fees for the upcoming workshop.
Registration has been closed.
General inquiries may be directed to Oleg Evnin <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Auttakit Chatrabhuti <email@example.com>.
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
natural science fields centrally
in the modernized Pathumwan
district of Bangkok.
Citizens of a large number
of nations (including EU, US, Canada, Russia,
Korea, Australia, New Zealand, 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
A neat mid-range (around 1200-1400 baht/night) hotel
within walking distance that we can recommend is
(The Vista Residence hotel, which has been enjoyed by many workshop participants
in the past, is closing down for remodelling, and no longer takes bookings.)
Happy 3 Hotel
has been preferred
by some of our visitors as a somewhat more upscale alternative.
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
Climatic conditions in Bangkok are advantageous during the season of
the workshop (roughly corresponding to a pleasantly warm and sunny