Recent developments, especially in the interplay between string theory and gauge theory, have led to a greater understanding of non-perturbative aspects of gauge theories. The goal of this workshop is to provide a timely assessment of our current understanding of gauge/gravity duality, with particular emphasis on QCD-like theories.
There are two informal themes to this workshop. The first is stringy approaches to the physics of the strongly interacting quark-gluon plasma and in particular the application of AdS/CFT to heavy ion collisions. The second is the exploration of gluon scattering amplitudes and other aspects of strongly coupled gauge theories.
This workshop will provide an important opportunity to consolidate many of these various investigations into gauge theories, and to identify promising avenues of future research.
Sera Cremonini (U. of Michigan)
Finn Larsen (U. of Michigan)
James Liu (U. of Michigan)
Leopoldo Pando Zayas (U. of Michigan)