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Welcome

Conformal field theories in 5 and 6 dimensions cannot be formulated directly in terms of a Lagrangian, and must be studied indirectly by other means. In both cases the theories are defined as UV limits of five- dimensional (non-conformal) gauge theories. Non-perturbative tools developed in recent years for supersymmetric gauge theories have been extremely useful in elucidating some of the properties of these CFT’s. In parallel, there have been several interesting developments on their supergravity description. The purpose of the proposed workshop is to bring together researchers working on 5d and 6d quantum field theories and AdS/CFT, to share their ideas both on the study of the higher-dimensional conformal field theories, and on the search for the corresponding higher-dimensional AdS solutions in supergravity and to expose interested researchers to this rapidly developing subject. In order to foster collaborations and generate discussions among participants we intend on having two talks per day. The morning speaker will be asked to gear his talk to a broader audience while the afternoon talk will be more specialized, thus allowing both novices and experts to participate.

Speakers:

Kimyeong Lee (Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Korea)

Neil Lambert (Kings College, London)

Diego Rodriguez-Gomez (Oviedo University, Spain)

Alessandro Tomasiello (Milano University, Italy)

Joseph Minahan (Upsala University, Sweden)

Hee Cheol Kim (Perimeter Inst. Theor. Phys., Canada)

Seok Kim (Seoul National University, South Korea)

Elli Pomoni (Hamburg University, Germany)

Kazuya Yonekura (IAS, Princeton)

Organizers:

Oren Bergman, Technion

Gilad Lifschytz, Haifa University

Amos Yarom, Technion

Coordinator:

Avital Rosenthal : avital@physics.technion.ac.il