String theory has been developed to provide a complete theory of quantum
gravity. After the discovery of the holographic principle and the AdS/CFT
correspondence, there has been remarkable progress in this direction. Black
holes in string theory have become marvelous physical objects for thought
experiments and they have enabled us to microscopically verify string theory
as a theory of quantum gravity. Recent studies on black hole information
and holography reveal that quantum information theory plays also an important
role in quantum gravity.
In addition to this original direction of research, holography in string
theory has been proved to be an extremely useful tool to study strongly
coupled field theories, and there are in particular many activities in
the applications of holography to strongly coupled condensed matter systems.
Thus the "universe'' of string theory is now dramatically expanding
by involving other fields of theoretical physics. The purpose of this workshop
is to summarize these exciting recent developments and to raise important
future problems. We hope this workshop will stimulate exchange of new ideas
in various research directions.
This workshop will be held as a joint activity with Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) and Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University (YITP). This is the 5th KIASYITP joint workshop and
you can find the links to the past KIASYITP workshops: 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011.
The present meeting is also a satellite workshop just after Strings 2013 which will be held in Sogang University, Seoul, Korea, during June 2329,
2013.
This workshop is also supported in part by
the JSPS GrantInAid for Scientific Research (A) No. 21244033 [Misao Sasaki]
and
the JSPS GrantInAid for Scientific Research (B) No. 25287058 [Tadashi
Takayanagi].
