Strings and Fields 2019


August 19 - 23, 2019


Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Panasonic Hall, Yukawa Memorial Building

Detailed Program

The detailed program is available from here.

Live Streaming

Live streaming is available from here on the week of the conference.

Invited Speakers

Seyed Morteza Hosseini (IPMU)
Supersymmetric localization and black holes microstates
Koutarou Kyutoku (Kyoto U)
Gravitational-wave and multi-messenger astronomy
Guilherme L. Pimentel (U of Amsterdam)
Bootstrapping Inflationary Fluctuations
Pablo Soler (Heidelberg U)
Swampland Conjectures
Richard Szabo (Heriot-Watt U)
The geometry of double field theory
Kentaroh Yoshida (Kyoto U)
TTbar deformation and holography

Topics Covered

There have been annual workshops 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 workshop is definitely one of the largest workshops of this field in Japan. The contents of the past conferences are archived here. 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.


The registration has been closed.

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. 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,)
Kazuo Hosomichi (National Defense Academy)
Hiroshi Kunitomo (Kyoto University)
Takeshi Morita (Shizuoka University)
Toshifumi Noumi (Kobe University, chair)
Yutaka Ookouchi (Kyushu University)
Tadakatsu Sakai (Nagoya University/KMI)
Makoto Sakamoto (Kobe University)
Yasuhiro Sekino (Takushoku University)
Shigeki Sugimoto (Kyoto University)
Yuji Tachikawa (IPMU)
Tadashi Takayanagi (Kyoto University)
Satoshi Yamaguchi (Osaka University)
Kentaroh Yoshida (Kyoto University)

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