Strings and Fields 2018


July 30 -- August 3, 2018


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

Invited Speakers

Masazumi Honda (Weizmann Inst.)
Resurgence, complex saddles and Lefschetz thimbles
Sotaro Sugishita (Osaka U.)
Memory effects and the related infrared physics
Akinori Tanaka (RIKEN)
Machine learning techniques to probe theoretical physics
Kazuya Yonekura (Kyushu U.)
Anomalies and topological phases in QFT
Konstantin Zarembo (Nordita/Uppsala)
Quantum String Corrections to Holographic Wilson Loops

Topics Covered

There have been annual conferences in Kyoto on string theory and quantum field theory for more than 20 years. Each year, around 150 participants gathered and there are around 40 short talks and 5 invited talks as well as poster sessions. This annual conference is definitely one of the largest conferences of this field in Japan. Various topics discussed in the past conferences include:

This year we plan to invite a few speakers from abroad and all the talks will be in English. We in particular encourage participation of foreign researchers in Japan.


This year the conference will be held as a part of long-term workshop New Frontiers in String Theory 2018. If you attend continuously from the long-term workshop, then registration is necessary for both the long-term workshop and this conference.

The registration is closed.

The conference 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 conference. 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. It is highly recommended that you book accommodations as early as possible! Recently it is getting hard to book a hotel in Kyoto in this season.

The organizers

Tatsuo Azeyanagi (ULB)
Masashi Hamanaka (Nagoya University)
Koji Hashimoto (Osaka University)
Yasuaki Hikida (Kyoto University, chair)
Kazuo Hosomichi (National Defense Academy)
Yoshifumi Hyakutake (Ibaraki University)
Hiroshi Kunitomo (Kyoto University)
Toshifumi Noumi (Kobe University)
Yutaka Ookouchi (Kyushu University)
Tadakatsu Sakai (Nagoya University/KMI)
Makoto Sakamoto (Kobe University)
Shigeki Sugimoto (Kyoto University)
Yuji Tachikawa (The University of Tokyo/IPMU)
Tadashi Takayanagi (Kyoto University)
Satoshi Yamaguchi (Osaka University)
Kentaroh Yoshida (Kyoto University)

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