# Summer School on Particles, Fields and Strings

## Topic

*New Techniques in Perturbation Theory: Gauge Theory and Gravity*

Jaume Gomis (Perimeter),

*Nonlocal Operators in Gauge Theory and Holography*

Clifford Johnson (USC),

*Perturbative and Nonperturbative String Theory*

Veronika Hubeny (Durham),

*The Fluid/Gravity Correspondence*

Pavel Kovtun (UVic),

*Hydrodynamic Fluctuations*

David Kutasov (Chicago),

*Holographic QCD*

Per Kraus (UCLA),

*Black hole entropy in string theory*

Mukund Rangamani (Durham),

*Gravity in Higher Dimensions: A Black Hole Menagerie*

Sang-Jin Sin (Hanyang U.),

*Phases of AdS/QCD and Hadron Masses in Medium.*

Mark van Raamsdonk (Vancouver),

*M2-branes, Three-Algebras and Chern-Simons Theory*

## Speakers

## Details

This will be the sixth in an ongoing series of annual summer schools in theoretical physics held in Canada. The first, second and fourth editions of these schools were held at the University of British Columbia. The third and fifth summer schools took place at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo.

These schools are intended to educate graduate students and early career researchers on current developments in string theory. The theme of this year's school is Advances and Applications of AdS/CFT.

Places in the school, particularly for early career researchers - graduate students and postdoctoral fellows - will be awarded on a competitive basis.

Some scholarships for partial financial support of students and early career researchers are available. The number of scholarships, as well as the number of spaces at the School are limited. Those who wish to attend are asked to please complete the application form before**May 25, 2008.**(Applications after the deadline will be considered if space remains.)

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**Location**

The Summer School will be held on the Campus of the University of British Columbia at the Hennings Physics Building, 6224 Agricultural Road, in Rooms 201 and 202.

**Accommodation
**Participants will be given information about accomodation at time of acceptance.

Contact information

Phone: (604) 822-3304

Fax: (604) 822-2833

**Applications**

To apply, please click here.

**List of Participants**

- Arthur Lipstein, Caltech, arthur at theory dot caltech dot edu
- Snigdhayan Mahanta, U of Toronto, snigdhayan_m at yahoo dot com, smahanta at math dot toronto dot edu
- Miguel A. Bandres, Caltech, bandres at caltech dot edu
- Yi Yang, Taiwan, yyang at phys dot cts dot nthu dot edu dot tw
- Jaehyung Choi, Stony Brook, jj.jaehyung.choi at gmail dot com
- Nicola Ambrosetti, nicola.ambrosetti at unine dot ch
- Dhritiman Nandan, Brandeis University, dhriti at brandeis dot edu
- Jonathan Sharman, thesharminator at hotmail dot com
- Liu, Haitao, U. NewBrunswick, n28zb at unb dot ca
- Rene Meyer, MPI Munich, meyer at mppmu dot mpg dot de
- Marta Orselli, Niels Bohr Institute
- Min Suh, USC, minsuh at usc dot edu
- Peter McLachlan, pmclachl at uwo dot ca
- Kwang Hyun, jokh38 at hanmail dot net
- Keun young Kim, fortoe at gmail dot com
- Brandon Robinson, U.Waterloo, b5robins at uwaterloo dot ca
- Abrar Shaukat, UC Davis, ashaukat at ucdavis dot edu (Gomis)
- Ethan Thompson, U.Washington, egthomps at u dot washington dot edu
- Andre Blanchard, U. Western Ontario, ablanch5 at uwo dot ca
- Xianhui Ge, APCTP gexh at www dot apctp dot org
- Kyung Kiu Kim, Korean Institute for Advanced Study, kimeagle at kias dot re dot kr
- Veselin Filev, University of Southern California, filev at usc dot edu
- Shang-Yu Wu, loganwu at gmail dot com
- Yunseok Seo, Hanyang U Korea, yseo at hanyang dot ac dot kr
- WeiMing Chen, Taiwan, tainist at gmail dot com
- Alexander Patrushev apatrushev at perimeterinstitute dot ca
- Jishnu Bhattacharyya, U.New Hampshire, jishnu.b at unh dot edu
- Jaewon Song, Caltech, jaewon at theory dot caltech dot edu
- Si Young Nam, Sogang University, stringphy at gmail dot com
- Minkyoo Kim, Sogang University, qftimaios at hotmail dot com
- Pasha Bolokhov, U. of Pittsburg, pasha.bolokhov at gmail dot com
- Jongwook Kim, Sogang University, jongwook at sogang dot ac dot kr
- Imtak Jeon, Sogang University, imtak at sogang dot ac dot kr
- Jaehoon Jeong. Yonsei University, jejechi at gmail dot com
- Wooje Jang, Yonsei University, hootie9221 at paran dot com
- Kanghoon Lee, Yonsei University, lkh at phya dot yonsei dot ac dot kr
- Kristian McDonald, Triumf, klmcd at triumf dot ca
- Daniel Lidstrom, University of British Columbia, lidstrom at phas dot ubc dot ca
- Brian Shieh, University of British Columbia, shieh at phas dot ubc dot ca
- Mathison Longton, University of British Columbia, mlongton at phas dot ubc dot ca
- Jianyang He, University of British Columbia. jyhe at phas dot ubc dot ca
- Henry Ling, University of British Columbia, hling at phas dot ubc dot ca
- Pallab Basu, University of British Columbia, pallab at phas dot ubc dot ca
- Anindya Mukherjee, University of British Columbia, anindaya at phas dot ubc dot ca
- Lionel Brits, University of British Columbia, lbrits at phas dot ubc dot ca
- James Charbonneau, University of British Columbia, james at phas dot ubc dot ca
- Si Chen, University of British Columbia, sichen at phas dot ubc dot ca (Johnson)
- Bojan Ramadanovic, Simon Fraser University, bramadan at phas dot ubc dot ca
- Greg van Anders, University of British Columbia, grva at phas dot ubc dot ca
- Peter Winslow, University of British Columbia, pwinslow at phas dot ubc dot ca (Cachazo)
- Hamed Karimi, University of British Columbia, hamed at phas dot ubc dot ca (Sin)
- Gianluca Grignani, University of Perugia, Italy
- Soonyeon Hyun, Korea
- Bum-Hoon Lee, Sogang University, Korea
- Taejin Lee, Kangwon University, Korea
- Don Witt, University of British Columbia
- Kristen Schleich, University of British Columbia
- Silke Weinfurtner, University of British Columbia
- Gordon Semenoff, University of British Columbia
- Joanna Karczmarek, University of British Columbia
- Moshe Rozali, University of British Columbia
- Mark van Raamsdonk, University of British Columbia
- Clifford Johnson, University of Southern California
- Per Kraus, UCLA
- Pavel Kovtun, University of Victoria
- Mukund Rangamani, Durham University
- Veronika Hubeny, Durham University
- David Kutasov, University of Chicago
- Freddy Cachazo, Perimeter Institute
- Jaume Gomis, Perimeter Institute

Freddy Cachazo (Perimeter)Clifford Johnson (USC)Veronika Hubeny (Durham)Pavel Kovtun (UVic)David Kutasov (Chicago)Per Kraus (UCLA)Mukund Rangamani (Durham)Sang-Jin Sin (Hanyang U.)Mark van Raamsdonk (Vancouver)

**Scientific, Summer School**

**July 22 â€“ August 1, 2008**

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