Permutations and Gauge-String Duality Workshop 2014

Dates : July 21-25.

This workshop at QMUL will focus on recent developments in AdS/CFT - with particular focus on finite N physics, integrability beyond the planar limit, applications of permutation groups, representation theory and topological field theories to gauge-string duality.

Organizers : Dr. Sanjaye Ramgoolam  (QMUL)

                       Prof. Robert de Mello Koch (WITS)

                       Dr. Yusuke KImura (OIQP)

Workshop information and support : Jazmina Moura (

Schedule :

2 talks in the morning and 2 in the afternoon will take place at the Fogg LT (see number 13 on campus map)

Monday 21 July

10:00 - 11:00 : Antal Jevicki
11.30 - 12.30 :  Yusuke Kimura
14.30 - 15.30 : David Garner
16.00 - 17.00 : Troels Harmark

Tuesday 22 July

10:00 - 11:00 : Sanjaye Ramgoolam

11.30 - 12.30 :Ryo Suzuki

14.30 - 15.30 :  Donovan Young 


Wednesday 23 July

10:00 -11:00 : Robert De Mello Koch
11.30 -12.30 : Andrea Prinsloo

Thursday 24 July

10:00 - 11:00 : Joan Simon
11.30 - 12.30 : Rodolfo Russo
14.30 -15.30 : Hai Lin
16.00 - 17.00 : Christof Sieg

Friday 25 July

10:00 - 11:00 : Yang Hui He
11.30 - 12.30 : Alessandro Torrielli
14.30 - 15.30 : Pablo Diaz
16.00 - 17.00 : Vishnu Jejjala

Breaks everyday at the same times:

Morning break 11:00 - 11:30

Lunch 12:30-14:30

Afternoon break 15:30-16:00

Pablo Diaz - Restricted Schur basis for classical gauge groups in CFT's and correlators via Weingarten calculus

David Garner - Thresholds of factorisation in AdS_5/CFT_4

Troels Harmark - Spin matrix theory: A quantum mechanical model for the AdS/CFT correspondence

Yang Hui He - Eta Products, BPS States and K3 Surface

Vishnu Jejjala - Applied Attractors

Antal Jevicki - Reconstructing Higher Spin Holography

Yusuke Kimura - Noncommutative Frobenius algebras and open strings

Robert de Mello Koch - Higher Loop Anomalous Dimensions from Symmetry

Hai Lin - Relation between giant gravitons, large operators and integrability

Andrea Prinsloo - Giant gravitons on AdS_3 x S^3 x S^3 x S^1

Sanjaye Ramgoolam - CFT4 from TFT2

Rodolfo Russo - Entanglement entropy and black hole microstates

Christof Sieg - Finite-size effects in the gamma_i-deformed N=4 SYM theory

Joan Simon - Black holes, entanglement & random matrices

Ryo Suzuki - The spectrum of tachyons in the Giant-antigiant system

Alessandro Torrielli - Secret Yangian symmetries in AdS_n

Donovan Young - Three-Point of Chrial Primary Operators and Giant Gravitons in AdS/CFT

You can find the list of speakers and titles here

Travel to Queen Mary University of London

The nearest stations to Queen Mary University of London are either Mile End or Stepney Green tube stations. Before you travel, please check the tube map for more information.

Please check the following link for instructions on how to get here.

How to find my accommodation

Please see campus map link here. You need to find number 54 on the map which corresponds to Residences Reception where you can collect your room keys. Also, please read the accommodations guide here.

How to find event venue

Please look at number 13 on the campus map, the Fogg LT is situated on the ground floor of the building.

Wifi connection

The College is equipped with an eduroam service. if you have registered to use eduroam at your home institution you should simply be able to connect to the wifi using this network. If this is not the case, on the first day, please contact Jazmina De Moura at the resgistration desk who will be happy to help.

Places to eat near campus

There are various places where you can go during your stay with us on campus, please read the page here for more information. if you feel a bit more adventurous, there are other places you can go outside campus here.


European Science Foundation (ESF) activity 'Holographic Methods for Strongly Coupled Systems'

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

South African National Research Foundation (NRF