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YRISW 2022: Taming the string worldsheet

Scope of the school

The Young Researchers Integrability School and Workshop (YRISW) is an ongoing series of meetings devoted to review the latest advances in exact techniques in theoretical physics, at the frontier with mathematics. Past editions have focused on integrable quantum field theories, exact results in AdS/CFT, two dimensional conformal field theory, and superconformal field theories. The aim of the 2022 school is the investigation of exact approaches on the string worldsheet by conformal field theory and integrability techniques. The importance of string theory as a candidate theory of quantum gravity underscores the need to develop techniques to effectively and exactly computing generic observables in generic setups. This turns out to be extremely non-trivial. The school aims to explain why this is the case and what can be done by using cutting-edge techniques in theoretical physics.

The YRISW spirit

The 2022 edition will be the sixth in a series of meetings, which are characterised by an underlying idea: a meeting for young researchers, designed by young researchers. The topics are presented in a pedagogical way, combining long blackboard lectures and tutorials, in such a way as to be accessible to PhD students in theoretical physics as well as to exceptional MSc students. All courses are part of a coherent narrative, in such a way to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest advances in worldsheet techniques in string theory.

The School and the Pandemic

Like many other activities, the YRISW series was put on hyatus by the COVID-19 outbreak. We feel that now the time has come to resume a full in-person school. We will take advantage of some of the experience developed in the past two years to expand the school by including an online Pre-school where we will review some of the prerequisities for the school, so all students may be able to follow the lectures.

Past editions

  • YRISW 2020, DESY, Hamburg (Germany), February 2020
  • YRISW 2019, Erwin Schroedinger Institute, Vienna (Austria), February 2019
  • YRISW 2018, Congressi Stefano Franscini, Ascona (Switzerland), January 2018
  • YRISW 2017, Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland), February 2017
  • YRIS, Durham University (U.K.), July 2015

This series of schools was started within the Marie Curie ITN "Gauge Theory as an Integrable System" (GATIS).






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