24-26 March 2011
Niels Bohr International Academy
Europe/Copenhagen timezone

General Information

The 27th Nordic Network Meeting on "Strings, Fields and Branes" is organised by the High Energy Theory Group of the Niels Bohr Institute and will be hosted by the Niels Bohr International Academy.

This series of meetings is intended to provide opportunities for PhD students and researchers in String Theory and related topics working within the Nordic community to interact and exchange ideas. It also aims to put students in contact with the forefront of current research in the field, through a series of pedagogical lectures, by leading researchers, on topics of significant recent interest. The previous meeting in this series took place in Gothenburg in October 2010.

When and Where

The meeting will start at 13:00 on Thursday, March 24, and end at 13:00 on Saturday, March 26. It will be held in the historic Auditorium A at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen. The registration deadine is Friday, March 4th.

Scientific Programme

As in previous meetings, the programme will include lectures by invited speakers, as well as shorter talks, primarily by younger researchers. (If you would like to be considered for a talk, you can let us know during registration). The lecturers and their topics are:

Luis F. Alday (Oxford, Math) Scattering Amplitudes at Strong Coupling

Gianguido Dall'Agata (Padova) : Supergravity Black Holes and Attractors

Andrei Starinets (Oxford, Physics) :   Gauge-gravity Duality and Transport in Strongly Interacting Quantum Systems

Financial Assistance

There will be financial assistance available to cover accommodation costs for students from Nordic Institutes. For more details, please follow the "accommodation" link to the left.

Conference Dinner

A dinner for the participants will be organised on Friday, March 25th. Please indicate during registration whether you would like to participate in the dinner.


The meeting is organised by K. Zoubos and N. Obers. The conference secretary is Anna Maria Rey.

Please use the support email nordic27@nbi.dk for any communication.


We gratefully acknowledge financial support from Nordita, the Niels Bohr Fund and the Rosenfeld Fund.
Niels Bohr International Academy
Aud. A
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