Sep 21 – 25, 2020
Europe/Rome timezone

Great Lessons from Exact techniques and Beyond

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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.



  • Gleb Arutyunov (Hamburg University)
  • Igor Bandos (Basque Country University & IKERBASQUE)
  • Alexandre Belin (CERN)
  • Lorenzo Bianchi (INFN Torino)
  • Davide Cassani (INFN Padova)
  • Olalla Castro-Alvaredo (City, University of London)
  • Laura Donnay (TU Wien)
  • Lorenz Eberhardt (IAS Princeton)
  • Burkhard Eden (HU Berlin)
  • Carlo Heissenberg (NORDITA)
  • Vladimir Kazakov (ENS Paris)
  • Ivan Kostov (CEA Saclay)
  • Pietro Longhi (ETH Zurich)
  • Pierpaolo Mastrolia (Padova University & INFN PD)
  • Giuseppe Mussardo (SISSA Trieste)
  • Domenico Orlando (INFN Torino)
  • Tomas Prochazka (LMU Munich)
  • Paolo Rossi (Padova University)
  • Fiona Seibold (ETH Zurich & Imperial College London)
  • Roberto Volpato (Padova University & INFN PD)
  • Matthew T. Walters (EPF Lausanne)
  • 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), by the University of Padova, and by Physics, an Open Access Journal by MDPI.

Teatro Giuseppe Verdi - Padova
Via dei Livello 32 35139 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)