Jul 20 – 31, 2015
DESY Hamburg
Europe/Berlin timezone
The course is divided into a preparatory 1st week and a more advanced 2nd week. The lectures focus on current topics in String Theory and Mathematical Physics. Knowledge in Quantum Field Theory, General Relativity and  the basics of String Theory is assumed.


Intermediate level  (1st week)

  • V. Schomerus (Hamburg): Introduction to the AdS/CFT correspondence
  • J. Teschner (Hamburg): Quantum aspects of supersymmetric field theories
  • S. Vandoren (Utrecht): Differential geometry of supergravity
  • F. Göhmann (Wuppertal): Introduction to integrable models

Research level (2nd week)

  • F. Benini (Imperial College London): Localization in supersymmetric field theories
  • J. de Boer * (Amsterdam): Entanglement entropy/firewalls
  • D. Persson (Gothenburg): Mathematics of hypermultiplet moduli spaces
  • V. Rychkov (CERN): Introduction to bootstrap methods
  • G. Travaglini (Queen Mary College London): Amplitudes and correlation functions in supersymmetric theories
  • D. Volin (Dublin): Integrable models and their appearance in supersymmetry and string theory

(* To be confirmed)


G. Arutyunov, R. Boels, J. Louis
II. Institute for Theoretical Physics
University of Hamburg
Luruper Chaussee 149
22761 Hamburg
V. Schomerus, J. Teschner
Theory Group
Notkestrasse 85
22603 Hamburg

E-mails: gleb.arutyunov@desy.de, rutger.boels@desy.de, jan.louis@desy.de, volker.schomerus@desy.de, joerg.teschner@desy.de

There is no fee for the course but we cannot reimburse expenses of participants.

The String Steilkurs is an activity within the SFB 676 "Particles, Strings and the Early Universe" collaboration and the Research Training Group 1670 "Mathematics inspired by String Theory and Quantum Field Theory".


Earlier meetings:

DESY Hamburg
SR 2 Building 2a