Erwin Schrödinger Institute, Vienna

Workshop on Gravity in Three Dimensions

14. April - 24. April 2009


Abstract of the Workshop

3D gravity equations, photo by Max Attems The aim of the workshop at the ESI is twofold. It will bring together leading experts and pioneers of gravity in three dimensions, and it will provide a series of introductory and advanced lectures for the benefit of local students and faculty members. The workshop will be of interest for experts in the fields of gravity, black holes physics, conformal field theory, AdS/CFT correspondence, Chern-Simons theory, integrable models and string theory. We plan to have about three talks each day, which will allow plenty of time for discussions and collaborations.

Schedule of Week 1 (14.-17.)

All talks and announcements take place in the ESI Boltzmann lecture hall, Boltzmanngasse 9, A-1090 Vienna.

Time Tuesday 14. Wednesday 15. Thursday 16. Friday 17.
9:15-9:30 Welcome and announcements
9:30-10:30 Marc Henneaux Matthias Gaberdiel Steve Carlip Roman Jackiw
10:30-11:00 Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
11:00-12:00 Catherine Meusburger Jorge Zanelli Eric Bergshoeff Geoffrey Compere
12:00-14:30 Lunch break Lunch break Lunch break Lunch break
14:30-15:30 Alex Maloney Andrew Waldron Ricardo Troncoso Gaston Giribet
15:30-16:00 Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
16:00-17:00 Andrew Strominger Olaf Hohm Stephane Detournay Wei Song
19:00-? Social event: Heurigen

The only event not taking place at ESI in the first week is the visit at the Heurigen on Friday evening.
Details about this social event will be announced during the workshop.

Saturday hike: Hermannskogel
Meeting point: 11am, bus station Sievering (final stop of bus 39A)

Schedule of Week 2 (20.-24.)

All talks and announcements take place in the ESI Boltzmann lecture hall, Boltzmanngasse 9, A-1090 Vienna, with the exception of Tuesday 21, lunch-time.

Time Monday 20. Tuesday 21. Wednesday 22. Thursday 23. Friday 24.
9:15-9:30 Announcements for the second week see line above
9:30-10:30 David Lowe not applicable Jack Gegenberg Dionysios Anninos
10:00-10:30 see line above Coffee break see line above see line above see line above
10:30-11:00 Coffee break see line below Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
10:30-11:30 not applicable Ivo Sachs not applicable not applicable not applicable
11:00-12:00 Xi Yin not applicable Melanie Becker Bernd Schroers Victor Isakov
12:00-14:30 Lunch break not applicable Lunch break Lunch break Lunch break
12:15-13:30 not applicable lunch talk at VUT: Olaf Hohm not applicable not applicable not applicable
14:30-15:30 Maximo Banados Dima Vassilevich Massimo Porrati Dimitry Fursaev Workshop Summary
15:30-16:00 Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
16:00-17:00 Thomas Hartman Dietmar Klemm Sebastian de Haro Gabor Kunstatter Good Bye!
17:30-? Discussion

The only talk not taking place at ESI in the second week is the lunch talk by Olaf Hohm on Tuesday 21.
Details about this talk at the Vienna University of Technology will be announced during the workshop.

List of confirmed participants and talks

Name Dates of stay Title of talk
Dionysios Anninos 13.-24. Warped anti-de Sitter Space in topologically massive gravity
Maximo Banados 18.-25. Bigravity and cosmology
Melanie Becker confirmed Chiral Supergravity
Eric Bergshoeff 14.-18. Gauging Supergravity in Three Dimensions
Steve Carlip 14.-21. Chiral topologically massive gravity and the B-F Bound
Geoffrey Compere 13.-24. Asymptotic symmetries and central charges in 3d gravity
Sebastian de Haro 13.-23. Dual Gravitons in AdS4/CFT3 and the Holographic Cotton Tensor
Stephane Detournay 13.-20. Warped AdS3 in string theory
Dimitry Fursaev 17.-25. Quantum Entanglement and Gravity
Matthias Gaberdiel 14.-19. Extremal conformal field theories and pure gravity on AdS3
Jack Gegenberg 13.-23. 3D Gravity from 2D Ricci Flow
Gaston Giribet 13.-22. Duality between non-rational conformal field theories: Some application to three-dimensional gravity in AdS3.
Monica-Maria Guica 13.-25. no talk
Thomas Hartman 13.-25. The Kerr/CFT Correspondence: Holography for Real-world Black Holes
Marc Henneaux 13.-18. Conserved charges in gravitation theory: the Hamiltonian approach
Olaf Hohm 13.-24. Massive gravity in three dimensions
Alfredo Iorio 16.-18. no talk
Victor Isakov 13.-24.
Roman Jackiw 16.-21. 4 -> 3 dimensional reduction of the Weyl tensor and Einstein-Weyl Theory
Niklas Johansson 13.-24. no talk
Dietmar Klemm 13.-24. 3d gravity with torsion and AdS/CFT
Gabor Kunstatter 7.-24. Polymer Quantization of the BTZ Black Hole
David Lowe 16.-23. Black hole complementarity in AdS3
Alex Maloney 13.-23. The Sum over Geometries in Three Dimensions
Christian Martinez 15.-19. no talk
Rene Meyer 14.-24. no talk
Catherine Meusburger 13.-25. Cosmological measurements, time, and observables in (2+1)-gravity
Jeanette Nelson 13.-24.
Massimo Porrati 16.-26. Canonical Quantization of 3D Pure Gravity and Universal Teichmuller Space
Ivo Sachs 16.-24. Quasi normal modes and Stability of the BTZ black hole in topologically massive gravity
Bernd Schroers 13.-25. Non-commutative structures and the Galilean limit in 3d quantum gravity
Adam Schwimmer 14.-25. no talk
Sergey Solodukhin 17.-25. Geometric entropy of 2d black holes and AdS3/CFT2
Wei Song 13.-25. The Perturbative Spectrum in Chiral Gravity
Andy Strominger 13.-24. Chiral Gravity
Stefan Theisen 18.-24. no talk
Ricardo Troncoso 13.-19. On the effects of relaxing the asymptotics of gravity in three dimensions
Dimitri Vassilevich 14.-24. Hunting Chern-Simons in graphene
Andrew Waldron 13.-19. Weyl Invariance and the Origins of Mass
Derek Wise 14.-18.
Xi Yin 13.-25. From 3D Gravity Partition Function to the CFT
Jorge Zanelli 13.-18. 0-Branes in 2+1 gravity

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Just for fun: Google Scholar results on "gravity three dimensions" Useful literature on Austria

Contact the organizers by e-mail

Harald Grosse harald.grosse at Mathematical Physics, University of Vienna, Austria
Daniel Grumiller grumil at Institute for Theoretical Physics, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Roman Jackiw jackiw at Center for Theoretical Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
Dimitri Vassilevich dmitry at Sao Paulo University, Brazil

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