Developments in String Theory and Quantum Field Theory


November 9--13, 2015


Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Panasonic Hall, Yukawa Memorial Building

Invited Speakers

Alex Buchel (University of Western Ontario)
Gravitational instability in AdS and thermalization of dual gauge theories
Dongmin Gang (IPMU)
Supersymmetric defects in 3d-3d correspondence
Shota Komatsu (Perimeter)
Integrable Bootstrap for Structure Constants in N=4 SYM
Leonardo Rastelli (Stony Brook)
The (2, 0) Superconformal Bootstrap
Koji Tsumura (Kyoto University)
Prospects of LHC Run II

There have been annual workshops in Kyoto on string theory and quantum field theory for more than 20 years. Last year, around 150 participants gathered and there were around 40 short talks and 4 long talks as well as poster sessions. This annual workshop is definitely one of the largest workshops of this field in Japan. Various topics discussed in the past workshops include:

This year we invite a few speakers from abroad and all the talks will be in English. We in particular encourage participation of foreign researchers in Japan. We also expect that we can enjoy autumn leaves in Kyoto during the workshop.


The registration site is here. The registration information can be changed here.

We apologize that the registration site is only in Japanese. In case you have difficulty in handling Japanese, please ask your Japanese friend for help with the registration or contact the organizers. There is no registration fee.

The deadline of the registration is Tuesday, September 1.
Because of the limited capacity of Panasonic Hall, we may need to close the registration before the deadline.

The workshop consists of oral sessions and poster sessions. At the registration, a 20-minute talk or a presentation at poster sessions can be chosen. We will try to accommodate your preference, but we may need to limit the number of talks. The abstract submitted at the registration will be announced at the web site later.

Slides in oral sessions and files in poster sessions will be uploaded at this web site and submitted to the online Japanese journal "Soryushiron Kenkyu" (translated as "Research in high-energy physics"). We will not publish proceedings for this workshop. Please contact the organizers if you do not want to disclose your slides or poster files. All the talks will be broadcast online. Please contact the organizers in advance if you do not want your talk to be broadcast online.


We have limited funds to support travel expenses and accommodations for participants who do not have sufficient funds, and support can be requested at the registration. As our funds are limited, we may not be able to accommodate all the requests. If you have your own funds, we ask you to cover your trip by yourself so that we can support more participants without sufficient funds. We will not be able to cover airfare from abroad except for invited speakers.


As we have limited resources, we will not arrange accommodations for participants. Please book a room at a hotel by yourself. Kyoto in November is a perfect place and time to enjoy the autumn leaves, and we expect the hotels to be quite full. We strongly encourage you to arrange accommodations as soon as possible.

The organizers

Tatsuo Azeyanagi (ENS)
Masashi Hamanaka (Nagoya University)
Koji Hashimoto (Osaka University)
Kazuo Hosomichi (National Taiwan University)
Hiroshi Kunitomo (Kyoto University)
Yuji Okawa (The University of Tokyo)
Yutaka Ookouchi (Kyushu University)
Tadakatsu Sakai (Nagoya University)
Makoto Sakamoto (Kobe University)
Shigeki Sugimoto (Kyoto University)
Yuji Tachikawa (The University of Tokyo)
Tadashi Takayanagi (Kyoto University)
Satoshi Yamaguchi (Osaka University, chair)
Kentaroh Yoshida (Kyoto University)