LOCAL ORGANIZERS: Auttakit
CHATRABHUTI and Oleg EVNIN.
INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Ignatios ANTONIADIS (LPTHE, Paris & AEC, Bern U), Eric BERGSHOEFF (Groningen U), Martin CEDERWALL (Chalmers U), Amihay HANANY (Imperial Coll London), Niels OBERS (Niels Bohr Inst), Jorge RUSSO (U Barcelona & ICREA), Qaisar SHAFI (U Delaware).
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
Former participants include Changrim AHN, Carlo ANGELANTONJ, Ignatios ANTONIADIS, Adi ARMONI, Eric BERGSHOEFF, Latham BOYLE, Ramy BRUSTEIN, Martin CEDERWALL, Ben CRAPS, Antonio DE FELICE, Frederik DENEF, Tohru EGUCHI, François ENGLERT, Jarah EVSLIN, Matthias GABERDIEL, Joaquim GOMIS, Antonio GONZALEZ-ARROYO, Rajesh GOPAKUMAR, Monica GUICA, Amihay HANANY, Michal HELLER, Gerard 't HOOFT, Chris HULL, Nikos IRGES, Satoshi ISO, Euihun JOUNG, Alexandros KEHAGIAS, Sergey KETOV, Igor KLEBANOV, Bum-Hoon LEE, Kimyeong LEE, Olivera MISKOVIC, Toshio NAKATSU, Jack NG, Bengt NILSSON, Niels OBERS, Nobuyoshi OHTA, Takuya OKUDA, Eleftherios PAPANTOPOULOS, Rakib RAHMAN, Fabio RICCIONI, Jorge RUSSO, Henry TYE, Peter SCHUPP, Alessandro SFONDRINI, Qaisar SHAFI, Henri VERSCHELDE, Siye WU.
This workshop is followed by the 3rd BANGKOK WORKSHOP
ON DISCRETE GEOMETRY, DYNAMICS AND STATISTICS
held at the same venue later in January.
PRE- AND POST-WORKSHOP RESIDENCE PROGRAM:
Participants are invited to remain in residence for informal
communication and collaboration during the weeks preceding (December 31 - January 4)
and succeeding (January 14-18) the workshop. Please indicate the
prospective timing of your stay during 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, 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 and clean mid-range (around 1200-1400 baht/night) hotel
within walking distance that we can recommend is Patumwan House
. Happy 3 Hotel
has been preferred by some of our participants 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