The Theoretical High Energy and Cosmology group at the University of Crete, the Low-Temperature Condensed Matter at the University of Crete and the Institute of Electronic Structure and Lasers are jointly organizing a mini-workshop whose goal is to discuss and assess the potential of (relativistic and non-relativistic) AdS/CFT as a tool to address important problems in condensed matter physics. Such problems include prominently high-Tc superconductivity, but other problems involving strong correlations, as well as disorder may be relevant.
The workshop will take place 8-12 May (arrival day is May 7, departure days is May 13) in the premises of FORTH.
The structure of the workshop will be based on a few targeted talks that will introduce several key subjects and ample time for discussions.
The meeting is supported by a European Union Excellence Grant (MEXT-CT-2006-039047), a European Young Investigator Award and a European Union Grant FP7-REGPOT-2008-1-CreteHEPCosmo-228644.
The meeting program is now available.
The meeting will take place in the premises of the Institute of Electronic Structure and Lasers, in FORTH. This is located 1000m away from the Physics Department of the University of Crete.
Participants may find information on how to arrive to Heraklion and to Crete University here
There is no registration fee for the meeting.
Participants are expected to make their own hotel reservations. Hotels we use are the following (prices are for 2009):
Hotels in the City Center
The Physics Department is about 6-7 km from the City Center. There is frequent bus service during normal hours, but it takes rather long to reach the Department.
Tel. +30 2810 246 000, Fax. +30 2810 223 292, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
They have special prices for University visitors: single room 64 euros, double room 77 euros including breakfast. You should mention that you are a university visitor to claim these rates.
Tel +30 2810 284 185, +30 2810 285 020 Fax +30 2810 223 622, e-mail: email@example.com
They have special prices for University visitors: single room 40 euros, double room 50 euros including breakfast(1/1-30/3 and 1/11-31/12) single room 47 euros, double room 57 euros including breakfast(1/4-15/6 and 1/10-31/10) and single room 50 euros, double room 65 euros including breakfast(6/6-30/9). You should mention that you are a university visitor to claim these rates.
Tel +30 2810 334 955, Fax +30 2810 240350, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
They have special prices for University visitors: single room 64 euros, double room 84 euros including breakfast They also offer free use of the gym. You should mention that you are a university visitor to claim these rates.
Upscale Hotel, Tel +30 2810 305 300, Fax +30 2810 305 400 e-mail: Megaron@otenet.gr
They have special prices for University visitors: single room 156 euros, double room 180 euros including breakfast. You should mention that you are a university visitor to claim these rates.
Tel +30 2810 288861, Fax +30 2810 222512
They have special prices for University visitors: single room 50 euros, double room 70 euros including breakfast. You should mention that you are a university visitor to claim these rates.
Hotels in Amoudara
Amoudara is a suburb of Heraklion (about 6 Km from the City Center, near the sea). It is a mostly tourist area. It is about 4 Km away from the Physics Department. One can come to the department by bus (difficult, as you must take a bus towards heraklion and change half way to a bus towards the Physics Department), or taxi (easy, costs about 4-5 euros)
Hotel Candia Maris (Upscale Hotel, Ammoudara Beach, Tel +30 2810 300 330, +30 2810 220 088 Fax: +30 2810 220 785,+30 2810 282 010)
J. Analytis (Stanford)
A. Auerbach (Haifa)
M. Cubrovic (Leiden)
T. Fiol (Barcelona)
U. Gursoy (Utrecht)
C. Herzog (Princeton)
P. Horava (Berkeley)
B. S. Kim (Berkeley)
E. Kiritsis (Crete)
G. Kofinas (Crete)
X. Liu (Perimeter Institute)
D. Mansi (Crete)
A. Mauri (Crete)
L. Mazzanti (Paris)
R. Meyer (Munich)
V. Niarchos (Paris)
M. Lippert (Haifa)
C. Panagopoulos (Crete)
I. Papadimitriou (Swansea)
L. Papantonopoulos (Athens)
T. Petkou (Crete)
D. Sadri (Leiden)
K. Schalm (Amsterdam)
J. Spalek (Krakow)
T. Tomaras (Crete)
N. Toumbas (Cyprus)
D. Yamada (Jerushalem)
J. Zaanen (Leiden)
X. Zotos (Crete)
Two relevant early articles are those of
D. T. Son
and Balasubramanian and McGreevy.
Further work can be found from SPIRES among the articles citing either the first article or the second.
There is a recent review by Hartnoll and another by Herzog.
Here is also Zaanen's motivational article in Nature.