AdS Collective

February 16, 2009 to February 18, 2009
9:00am to 6:00pm


Specialist level



n the last years the AdS/CFT correspondence has opened a whole new avenue for the study of phenomena and systems that were not accessible to an analytic treatment, due to its non-perturbative, strongly coupled behaviour. The correspondence emerges as a new tool to understand analytically the dynamics of gauge field theories thanks to its weak/strong duality nature.

Of special interest is the case of QCD and its cousins, and concretely the quark-gluon plasma, where the correspondence has shed new light on the understanding of the experimental results obtained at RHIC. Recently, the application of holographic techniques to condensed matter systems has also been considered.

The workshop will address applications of AdS/CFT to collective phenomena arising in these contexts.