Much remains to be understood about the quantum/microscopic physics of
black holes. Recently the island conjecture based on the Ryu-Takayanagi
and QES formulas gave strong evidence that the Hawking radiation
contains the information of what has fallen inside the black hole.
However, we still lack a physical understanding of how. The
aim of this workshop is to explore and clarify the inner microscopic workings of
black holes and quantum gravity, based on various approaches such as
microstate geometries, worldsheet CFT, and the AdS/CFT correspondence.
The purpose of the workshop is to invite domestic and international
researchers working in these and related fields, review the current
status of the fields, and provide an interacting atmosphere where the
participants can have relaxed discussions and start new collaborations
to explore the microscopic physics of black holes.