Understanding the fundamental laws of the universe is one of the main goals
in theoretical physics. To unravel the mysteries of the universe, it is
extremely important to understand its early stage. String theory is a candidate
for a theory that describes the early universe. It is also believed to
be a consistent theory of quantum gravity. Recent advances in string theory
and holography have provided a lot of new perspectives in quantum gravity.
Recently, there have been significant developments in modification or generalization
of the Einstein's general relativity, which may be used in solving some
of the problems in cosmology as well as giving us some hints to construct
a fundamental theory of gravity. A detailed comparisons with recent cosmological
observations will be important guidance towards our goal. The aim of this
workshop is to bring together the experts of string theory, gravity and
cosmology, and discuss recent progress in the research of string theory,
supergravity, holography, quantum gravity, modified gravity, inflation,
cosmology, and related topics. 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 7th KIASYITP joint workshop and you can find the links to
the past KIASYITP workshops:
2005, 2007,
2009, 2011, 2013, 2015. This workshop is also supported in part by the JSPS GrantInAid for Scientific
Research (A) No. 16H02182.
