Wednesday, July 22, 2009

4th Asian Winter School on Strings, Particles and Cosmology


The 4th Asian Winter School on Strings, Particles and Cosmology is to be held in Mahabaleswar, Maharashtra, during January 11-20, 2010.

This School is being organized as a program of the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences of TIFR. It forms part of an ongoing series of Asian Winter schools organized by China, India, Japan and Korea. The previous Schools were held in

Korea <http://www.apctp.org/topical/stringws2007/>,

Japan <http://www-conf.kek.jp/nasulec/2007/> and

China<http://www.itp.ac.cn/conference.php?cID=string08>.


The current school also combines with the series of Asian Schools
<http://www-conf.kek.jp/nasulec/> on Particles, Strings and Cosmology held annually in Japan.

The School will cover various areas in String Theory, High Energy Physics and Cosmology. The intended audience consists of senior graduate students as well as practicing researchers. The lectures will cover a selection of basic areas as well as advanced topics at the forefront of current research. The list of speakers includes:

Ignatios Antoniadis (Ecole Polytechnique, France)
John Ellis* (CERN, Switzerland)
Sean Hartnoll (Harvard University, USA)
Kenneth Intrilligator (Univ. of California, San Diego, USA)
Liam McAllister (Cornell University, USA)
Shiraz Minwalla (TIFR, India)
Andrew Strominger (Harvard University, USA)
Herman Verlinde (Princeton University, USA)
Laurance Yaffe (University of Washington, Seattle, USA)

* To be confirmed

Further details and updates can be found in the School web page:
http://www.icts.res.in/program/asian4


Organizing Committee:

Amol Dighe (TIFR, India)
Rajesh Gopakumar (HRI, India)
Hyung Do Kim (Seoul National University, Korea)
Nakwoo Kim (Kyung Hee University, Korea)
Hideo Kodama (Kyoto University, Japan)
Yasuhiro Okada (Okada, Japan)
Sreerup Raychaudhuri (TIFR, India)
Tarun Souradeep (IUCAA, India)
Tadashi Takayanagi (IPMU, Japan)
Gautam Mandal (TIFR, India) Scientific Director of the School

Spenta R. Wadia, (Director, ICTS of TIFR) Overall Director of the School

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