IGST 2013

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.


Young researchers are encouraged to present their work in the poster session.


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 Z├╝rich


The IGST13 workshop is supported by the following sponsors:

NWO, The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, NWO Vici project no. 680-47-602

ERC, The European Research Council, ERC Advanced Grant no. 246974
FOM, The Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter
D-ITP, The Delta-Institute for Theoretical Physics
GATIS, Gauge Theory as an Integrable System network
Stichting Lorentzfonds