IGST Conference Series
The correspondence between gauge and string theories offers an entirely new way to explore fundamental interactions of matter. In recent years remarkable progress has been made towards a quantitative understanding of this correspondence based on ideas of exact integrability.
Integrable models constitute a special class of dynamical systems with unusually many conservation laws, that in many cases hold the key to their exact solution. Exploration of various quantities emerging in the context of the gauge-string correspondence, like primary operators, Wilson loops, scattering amplitudes and correlation functions hints at the existence of a beautiful unifying integrable structure still waiting to be discovered.
The primary goals of the present workshop are to survey the most recent progress in the field, to provide a forum for the discussion of open problems and to inspire active interactions between researches on quantum field theory, string theorists, condensed matter physicists and mathematicians.
The workshop is a continuation of a series of annual meetings which started in 2005.
2005: Summer Institute, ENS Paris
2006: int06 Workshop, AEI Potsdam
2007: 12th Claude Itzykson Meeting, Saclay/ENS Paris
2008: IGST08 Workshop, Universiteit Utrecht
2009: int09 Conference, AEI Potsdam
2010: IGST10 Conference, NORDITA Stockholm
2011: IGST11 Conference, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
2012: IGST12 Conference, ETH Zürich
2013: IGST13 Conference, Universiteit Utrecht