• Jul 07 2011

    7 - 11 July 2011 3rd Johannesburg Workshop on String Theory & Pre-Workshop school 4-5 July

    National Institute for Theoretical Physics and University of the Witwatersrand are organizing an international workshop on higher spin field theories and strings, to be held at at the Wits Rural Facility during 07-11 July 2011. The particular purpose of the workshop is to bring together people from string and higher spin communities, in order to discuss connections between these two fields.

    In conjunction with the workshop we are organizing an intensive pre - workshop school for Graduate students. The school will cover background material intended to make the research level talks at the workshop more accessible to students. The pre - workshop school will run from 4-5 July at Wits University physics department. In addition, during the workshop there will be some pedagogical talks aimed at the students. There are limited bursaries for students to attend the pre-school and the workshop. It is possible for students to only attend the pre-school workshop.

    Interested students should send a CV and a short letter of recommendation from their supervisors to the organizers of the workshop at Dimitri.Polyakov@wits.ac.za . The letter should include a one line description of the specific field their degree is in and an indication of how long the students has been pursuing post-graduate studies. All applications should be received by 20 May 2011.