High energy physics meets low energy phenomena
Throughout the history of quantum field theory there has been a rich cross-pollination between high energy and condensed matter physics. From the theory of renormalization to the consequences of spontaneous symmetry breaking, this interaction has brought tremendous progress in our understanding of natural phenomena. The recent developments in our systematic study of conformal field theories and new phases of matter, the conformal bootstrap, gauge/gravity and other types of dualities, have re-ignite a fervent exchange between high energy and condensed matter theorists which has brought already remarkable progress.
The first Pollica Summer Workshop on Effective Field Theories aims to bring together theorists working on a broad range of ideas and techniques from high to low-energy physics, all working in the beautiful setting of the medieval town of Pollica in Southwestern Italy (Cilento region). The workshop is scheduled for the dates of 28 June to 09 July 2021.
Location: The workshop will take place in Castello dei Principi Capano, see the map for also nearby restaurant suggestions.
Scientific and organizing committee:
Vadim Cheianov (Leiden University),
Roberta Citro (UniSA),
Angelo Esposito (EPFL Lausanne),
Alessandra Lanzara (UC Berkeley),
Mario Martone (UT Austin),
Riccardo Penco (Carnegie Mellon).
Local Organizing committee:
Riccardo Rattazzi (EPFL Lausanne)