OIST Workshop "New trends of conformal theory from probability to gravity"


Monday, July 31, 2023 (All day) to Friday, August 4, 2023 (All day)


OIST Main Campus, Lab 4, Seminar Room L4E48


The study of conformal theory connects the theoretical physics and mathematics, which has been closely related to the representation theory of Lie group, algebraic geometry, topology and number theory.

Recently the random matrix models have been discussed for quantum chaos of the black hole entropy, through a universal spectral form factor. This probabilistic study of the random matrix model and random tensor model may reveal the cases of the central charge c greater than one. The rational CFT for central charge c is less than one, are well known as minimal models and as Schramm-Loewner evolution in the probability theory. The gravity coupled to matter fields may be related to exotic random geometries. 

In this workshop, we focus a new relation between theoretical physics and mathematics: gravity and probability by new theoretical methods, such as conformal bootstrap methods and the studies of the eigenvalues of Calabi-Yau manifolds etc.  Algebraic geometric structures like Thomson group and Moonshine will be also included for the study of complicated exotic geometries, which are related to CFT. The number theory related to p-adic group and modular form, and higher dimensional knots are topics of this workshop.

Nina Holden (Courant Inst.)*
Motoko Kato (Ehime Univ)
Noriko Yui, (Queen’s Univ)
Hirohiko Shimada (Tsuyama College)
Hidehiko Shimada(Yukawa Inst.Kyoto Univ.) 
Xiaobing Sheng (Univ. Tokyo) 
Kazuhiro Sakai (Meiji Gakuin)
Makoto Katori, (Chuo Univ.) 
Eveliina Peltola (Aalto)
Timothy Budd(Rudboud Univ.)
Luca Lionni (Heidelberg Univ) 
Wenliang Li ( Sun Yat-Sen Univ) 
Severin Charbonnier (Max Planck Inst. Bonn)
*) to be confirmed

Nicolas Delporte, Reiko Toriumi, Shinobu Hikami (OIST)

Contributing talks and participation:
Please contact to organizers or conference secretary: Miwako Tokuda (OIST, RUA), miwako.tokuda [at] oist.jp

OIST is deeply committed to the advancement of women in science, in Japan and worldwide. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Sponsor or Contact: 
Shinobu Hikami (Mathematical and Theoretical Physics Unit) | Conference secretary: miwako.tokuda [at] oist.jp
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Application Deadline

Sunday, April 2, 2023 - 23:45

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