21-25 September 2020
Europe/Rome timezone

Great Lessons from Exact techniques and Beyond

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Important information

While we are mindful of the pandemic, we confirm that this event will be held in person in the period

September 21 - 25, 2020.

In view of the current situation special health and safety regulations will apply based on national and local guidelines. These will be communicated to all participants before the start of the event. Please bear in mind that adjustments to the program are possible, even in the relatively short term. Please monitor this website for updates.



Exact techniques are invaluable tools to advance our understanding of physical phenomena. They have played a crucial role in the development of theoretical physics since its very inception, and continue to unveil deeper and deeper mathematical and physical structures thereof. We will review major latest advances obtained by means of exact techniques, with emphasis on

- Exact results in string and quantum field theory
- Exact results in AdS/CFT
- Integrable models, their deformations and applications
- Two- and higher-dimensional CFTs and SCFTs
- Bootstrap approaches to CFT and QFT
- Scattering amplitudes

Given the broad and inter-disciplinary scope of the meeting, speakers will strive to be particularly pedagogical. The program will also include ample time for discussions. Doctoral students are particularly invited to attend.


Speakers include (to be confirmed):

  • Gleb Arutyunov (Hamburg University)
  • Igor Bandos (Basque Country University & IKERBASQUE)
  • Alexandre Belin (CERN)
  • Lorenzo Bianchi (Queen Mary University London)
  • Stefano Bolognesi (Pisa University)
  • Olalla Castro-Alvaredo (City, University of London)
  • Laura Donnay (TU Wien)
  • Sergey Frolov (Trinity College Dublin)
  • Carlo Heissenberg (NORDITA)
  • Vladimir Kazakov (ENS Paris)
  • Grisha Korchemsky (CEA Saclay)
  • Ivan Kostov (CEA Saclay)
  • Charlotte Kristjansen (Niels Bohr Institute)
  • Andrei Marshakov (Skoltech)
  • Pierpaolo Mastrolia (Padova University & INFN PD)
  • Thomas G. Mertens (Ghent University)
  • Sara Pasquetti (Milano Bicocca University)
  • Fiona Seibold (ETH Zurich)
  • Amit Sever (CERN)
  • Roberto Tateo (Torino University)
  • Congkao Wen (Queen Mary University London)
  • Konstantin Zarembo (NORDITA Stockholm)


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This meeting is supported by ETH Zurich through the Career Seed grant No. SEED-23 19-1, by the Royal Society and Science Foundation Ireland, by the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) and by the University of Padova.

Aula Ippolito Nievo
Via VIII Febbraio n. 2 35122 Padova

Organizing Committee:
Kurt Lechner (Uni PD & INFN PD)
Marius de Leeuw (Trinity College Dublin)
Pieralberto Marchetti (Uni PD & INFN PD)
Marco Matone (Uni PD & INFN PD)
Alessandro Sfondrini (Uni PD & INFN PD)
Dmitri Sorokin (INFN, Sezione di Padova)
Paola Zenere (Uni PD) – Conference Secretary

Scientific Advisory Committee:
Giulio Bonelli (SISSA, Trieste & INFN TS)
Davide Fioravanti (INFN, Sezione di Bologna)
Sergey Frolov (Trinity College, Dublin)
Luca Griguolo (Uni Parma & INFN PR)
Igor Klebanov (Princeton U.)
Charlotte Kristjansen (Niels Bohr Inst., Copenhagen)
Juan Maldacena (IAS, Princeton)
Giuseppe Mussardo (SISSA, Trieste & INFN TS)
Silvia Penati (Uni Milano Bicocca & INFN MIB)
Valentina Giangreco Puletti (Uni Iceland)
Emery Sokatchev (LAPTH, Annecy)
Matthias Staudacher (Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin)
Roberto Tateo (Uni Torino & INFN TO)
Arkady Tseytlin (Imperial College, London) 

Registration for this event is currently open.