NFST2018 1st Circular
This is the first announcement of a long-term workshop
New Frontiers in String Theory 2018 (NFST 2018)
July 2 - August 3, 2018
which will be held at Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics
(YITP), Kyoto, Japan.
* Aims and Scopes
The aim of the workshop is to discuss recent topics in string theory
and develop new ideas. In particular, one of the main purposes
is to provide an opportunity to discuss profound relations among
string theory, quantum gravity and quantum field theory.
The first week (July 2 - July 6) will be a post-strings conference,
which will start right after the conference "Strings 2018" at OIST,
Okinawa. The talks in this week will be given by invited speakers.
The next three weeks (July 9 - July 27) will be more topical with
a relaxed schedule. We will have a small number of talks
(both invited and contributed) and plenty of time for discussion.
The participants of these three weeks can use assigned desks
and other facilities at YITP. (Please understand that we may
not be able to provide a desk for everyone, if the number of
participants exceeds that of the desks.)
The fifth week (July 30 - August 3) will be an intensive conference
"Strings and Fields 2018", which has been annually held at YITP.
There will be a lot of talks as well as poster presentations.
Note that the fifth week conference "Strings and Fields 2018"
is regarded as a separate workshop and the participants
of this week are asked to register through the web page
of "Strings and Fields 2018".
(The web page is not available yet.
Please check http://www2.yukawa.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~qft.web/ )
See below and the web page:
for more details on the registration.
* Tentative schedule and topics featured
July 2 - July 6 (1st week): Post-Strings Conference
July 9 - July 13 (2nd week): holography, CFT, etc.
July 17 - July 20 (3rd week): SFT, higher spin, etc.
July 23 - July 27 (4th week): SUSY, QFT, etc.
July 30 - August3 (5th week): String and Fields 2018
Panasonic Auditorium, Yukawa Hall, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical
Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
For the participants of the workshop, we are holding a block of
rooms at several hotels in Kyoto via a travel agency.
The hotel reservation page will appear in the workshop webpage
by the end of January.
Please note that there will be a famous festival "Gion Matsuri"
in July and, because of this event, hotels in Kyoto will be sold
out soon. If you would like to arrange your accommodation by yourself,
we strongly recommend to do so as soon as possible.
See the following web page for the travel information:
* Financial support
We have a limited budget to partly support the local expenses
for the participants who do not have their own grants.
If you would like to apply for the support, please indicate
it in the registration form.
Please register at the workshop website:
The deadline for the registration is *** March 31, 2018 ***.
For the participants who request neither the financial support,
visas nor presentations, we will accept the registration until
May 13, 2018.
People who wish to attend the fifth week in addition
to part of earlier weeks should also register through
the web page of "Strings and Fields 2018".
If you are attending only the fifth week, you only
need to register at the web page of "Strings and Fields 2018".
In that case, the deadline is May 11, 2018.
(local organizers and secretary)
Yasuaki Hikida (YITP), Shinji Hirano (Witwatersrand),
Kazuo Hosomichi (NDA), Hiroshi Kunitomo (YITP),
Masaki Shigemori (Queen Mary), Shigeki Sugimoto (YITP, Chair),
Tadashi Takayanagi (YITP), Seiji Terashima (YITP)
With best regards,