Purpose of this Workshop:

Progress in applying the AdS/CFT correspondence to condensed matter physics has recently moved towards more concrete holographic model building for real-world strongly correlated electron systems. So far different aspects of the physics of these systems have been captured by different AdS/CFT models, and integrating these different perspectives into overall more realistic models which could enhance our understanding of the dynamics of these systems is clearly the next step. This workshop aims at bringing together world-leading experts from condensed matter physics, gravity and string theory as well as interested young researchers from Japan and abroad, in order to further progress in this direction. We will in particular focus on three topics in applied AdS/CFT which recently have seen a flurry of activity and very promising progress:
1. Lattice Effects, Disorder, Strange Metallic Phenomenology and High Temperature Superconductivity in AdS/CFT

2. Nonequilibrium States and Processes in AdS/CFT

3. Topological States of Matter and Entanglement Entropy

Invited speakers include
Joe Bhaseen (Kings College)
Ben Craps (VUB Brussels)
Sumit Das (U. of Kentucky)
Johanna Erdmenger (MPI Munich)
Zhong Fang (IOP, CAS, Beijing)
Jerome Gauntlett (Imperial)
Sean Hartnoll (Stanford U.)
Elias Kiritsis (U. of Crete and APC, Paris)
Yi Ling (IHEP&ITP, CAS, Beijing)
Hirosi Ooguri (Caltech & Kavli IPMU)
Philip Phillips (U. of Illinois)
Shinsei Ryu (U. of Illinois)
Shin-ichi Sasa (Kyoto U.)
Koenraad Schalm (Leiden U.)
Suchitra Sebastian (Cambridge)
Yoshiro Takahashi (Kyoto U.)
Tadashi Takayanagi (YITP, Kyoto U.)
Sandip Trivedi (Tata Institute)
Matt Visser (Victoria U. Wellington)
William Witczak-Krempa  (Perimeter) 
Cenke Xu (UCSB)

Timetable: available  here

Program: available  here

Abstracts: available  here
Poster Session & Gong Show: We are planning to have a poster session and a gong show, to give the participants the opportunity to present their work. In the gong show participants will have the opportunity to shortly summarize the work they present in their poster. If you intend to present a poster and take part in the gong show, please indicate so during registration.
Slides will be made available depending upon the consent of the speaker. 

Dates: May 25 (Mon) - 29 (Fri), 2015 

Venue: Lecture Hall (1F), Kavli IPMU main building 
Workshop Poster available as PDF or JPG here
Organizers: Rene Meyer (Kavli IPMU), Shin Nakamura (Chuo U./ISSP), Hirosi Ooguri (Caltech & Kavli IPMU), Masaki Oshikawa (ISSP), Masahito Yamazaki (Kavli IPMU), Hongbao Zhang (VUB Brussels) 

Contact Address: Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU), the University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa City, Chiba 277-8583, Japan

Kavli IPMU (WPI)
European Science Foundation HoloGrav Network
Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo 

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