In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of APCTP
|The Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics
Center for Quantum Spactime (CQUeST),
announce the 1st Asian winter school which will take place at
KIAS (1st week) and at Phoenix
Park, A Ski Resort at Kangwondo, Korea (2nd week) from Jan.
8 (Mon), 2007 until Jan.19(Fri.), 2007. This is part
of a pan-Asian collaborative effort of string theorists from
China, India, Japan, and Korea to evolve a high quality international
school along the lines of Les Houches in the Asian region.
The aim of this school is to provide graduate students and
young postdocs with the essential knowledge to understand
current research topics in theoretical high energy physics
by the first hands in the relevant topic.
¢Ã Speakers and Topics (alphabetic order)
1st week (Jan. 8 - 13)
- Atish Dabholkar <email@example.com>:
Spectrum of Dyonic Black Holes [Lecture
- Hirosi Ooguri <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
Calabi-Yau Geometry and Topological String
- Sreerup Raychaudhuri <email@example.com>:
Particle Physics of LHC
- Ashoke Sen <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
Black Holes in String Theory and Their Entropy [Lecture
- Shigeki Sugimoto <email@example.com>:
String Theory and QCD
- Piljin Yi <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
String Theory Compactifications and Flux
2nd week (Jan 15 - 19)
- Atish Dabholkar <email@example.com>:
Spectrum of Dyonic Black Holes [Lecture
- Ken Intriligator <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
Super Yang-Mills Theory and SUSY breaking [Lecture
- Soo-Jong Rey <email@example.com>:
AdS/CFT and Applications to Loops, Defects and Plasma [Lecture
- Tarun Souradeep <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
Cosmology: towards `observing' the Early Universe [Lecture
note 1] [Lecture note
2] [Lecture note 3]
Special lectures (1 hour)
- Kimyeong Lee : TBA
- Miao Li : Matrix Cosmology
- Spenta Wadia : Large N Gauge Theories and Black Holes
¢Ã advisory board
David Gross (KITP, USA)
Hirotaka Sugawara (The Graduate U. for Advanced Studies, Japan)
Shing-Tung Yau (Harvard U., USA),
Andrew Strominger (Harvard U., USA)
¢Ã Steering Committee
Bum-Hoon Lee, Chair (Sogang U., Korea): email@example.com
Kimyeong Lee (KIAS, Korea): firstname.lastname@example.org
Soonkeon Nam (Kyung Hee U. , Korea): email@example.com
Yoshihisa Kitazawa (KEK, Japan): firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamiaki Yoneya (U. of Tokyo, Japan): email@example.com
Ashoke Sen (Harishi Chandra, India): firstname.lastname@example.org
Spenta Wadia (Tata Institute, India): email@example.com
Miao Li (ITP, China): firstname.lastname@example.org
Jianxin Lu (U. of Sci. and Tech., China): email@example.com
¢Ã Course Organizers
Bin Chen (Peking U., China): firstname.lastname@example.org
Atish Dabholkar (Tata Institute, India): email@example.com
Jun Nishimura (KEK, Japan): firstname.lastname@example.org
Sang-Jin Sin (Hanyang U., Korea): email@example.com
¢Ã Local organizers
Soonkeon Nam (Kyunghee U., Chair) , Bum-Hoon Lee (Sogang U.)
Kimyeong Lee (KIAS), Chanju Kim (Ewha Womans U.)
Jaemo Park (Postech), Chaiho Rim (Chonbuk U.), Wontae Kim
Seungjoon Hyun (Yonsei U.), Sang-Jin Sin (Hanyang U.)
||Time Table (tentative)
# Pizza will be served during the poster session.
||* Special ceremony
||S. Kim/S. Nampuri
(20 min Short Talks)
|20 min Short Talks
|Wadia (1 hour)
¢º Bus bound for Phoenix Park will depart on Jan. 14 (Sun), 1:00pm.
¢º Return bus will depart on Jan. 19 (Fri), 2:30pm [tentative].
It will take about two and half hours to Seoul.
- Submit registration
|This school is intended for students,
postdocs and possibly professors pursuing research in theoretical
physics. Participation is decided by the organization committee.
The deadline for the registration is the 15th of November.
Since this is high season for skiing, to secure the
accommodation in the ski resort, participants have to pay for
the registration fee. The registration fee is
100,000 Won for a basic level of shared accommodation
This fee is available by the 15th of November. After that, late
registration fee applies so that you have to pay additional
100,000 Won. Late fee does not apply for foreign participants.
In order to pay for the registration fee, you have to wire into
the following account number.
200,000 Won for a upgraded level (shared basis)
500,000 Won for unshared accommodation
(1 US dollar is approximately 920-930 Won whose rate fluctuates.)
- Name: APCTP
At the moment we do not accept the credit card. But you can
use the credit card for the registration after you arrive in
Korea. In case you have the difficulty in wiring the registration
fee, please consult with Prof. Chanju Kim whose e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will make the reservation of the accomodation only if we
receive the registration fee.
- Account No.: 494-061622-13-003
- Bank: Woori Bank (POSTECH Branch)
- Address : Woori Bank (POSTECH Branch), Student Union Bldg.,
POSTECH, San 31, Hyoja-dong, Nam-gu, Pohang, 790-784, Korea
- SWIFT code: HV BK KR SE
We may allow the waiver of the registration fee for a limited
number of foreign students and domestic students. In order
to get the waiver, foreign students should specify the recommender's
name and domestic students should specify their adviser's
name upon the registration. Waiver will be decided on the
basis of individual needs. Other requests and questions should
be directed to Prof. Chanju Kim whose e-mail is email@example.com.
¢º Other Informations on Registration
- Receipt: The participants who paid the registration
fee in advance can pick up the receipt at KIAS on Jan. 8
- Late registration fee can be paid at Phoenix
Park. (KIAS don't accept the credit card.)
- On-site registration at Phoenix Park will start
on 3:00pm Jan. 14 (Sun) in front of the lecture room (Diamond
Room) on the 2nd floor of the Phoenix Park Hotel.
||On the first week participants will be staying nearby
Western Co-op Residence to KIAS where public transportations
are available for commuting. Co-op will be assigned on shared
basis and will be available only for foreign participants and
participants coming from other than Seoul/Gyung-gi area.
On Jan. 14 (Sun), we move to Phoenix
Park by bus (free for participants) and stay in Hotel/Condo
at the ski resort.
After the school is finished on Jan. 19 (Fri), we will come
back and stay one night in Seoul. Accommodations are provided
for all participants.
- Breakfast: Sandwiches will be provided
on 8:30am in front of the lecture room.
- Lunch: Coupons will be distributed at
the registration desk.
- Dinner: We will have two banquets and
one pizza party. (See time table.) All
participants are welcome.
of Korea in wikepedia. (Vegetarians may get some idea
from this article.)
- KIAS: Wireless LAN is set up inside
and around the lecture hall so that you can use your own
laptop computer. Several public computers are also available
around the lecture hall.
- Western Co-op: Each room has a freely
accessible internet line to which you can connect your laptop.
You can also rent a PC. Visit
here for informations on other facilities in Western
- Phoenix Park: We are happy to inform
you that we've managed to make a contract with an internet
service provider so that you can connect your laptop to
the wireless LAN for free. In addition a few laptops will
be set up for public use.
With your name tag of the winter school, you can enjoy skiing
at a discounted price in Phoenix Park. (If you have a family,
ask secretaries in the registration desk to make name tags for
them.) You can also purchase ski insurance for 3,000 Won.
| Other Info. Link
to get to POSTECH
to get to APCTP
- From the Airport
Most of the foreign participants will get off at
Incheon International Airport. There are several ways
to get to Western Co-op Residence or KIAS from the airport.
The most convenient way is to take a taxi but it is rather
expensive (about 50,000 Korea Won). Taking a bus is one
of the way to save your time and money (7,500-8,000 Won).
You can also take a bus to Gimpo Airport (4,500 Won) and
then take the subway (single ticket price: 1,100 Won).
Some Japanese participants will get off at
Gimpo Airport. Taxi costs about 25,000 Won. The subway
system is also available for cheap 1,100 Won (single ticket).
If you want to take a taxi, please print Direction
to Western Co-op Residence or
Direction to KIAS and show it to the taxi driver.
For detailed informations, visit the link
How to get to Western Co-op Residence or
How to get to KIAS.
- From Western Co-op Residence
General information on transportations in the Seoul
metropolitan government site. It contains various useful
- Wikepedia articles have nice summaries on Seoul bus
including the fare system of public transportations and
traffic cards for discount
- Seoul ¡ê Phoenix Park
- Seoul ¡æ Phoenix Park:
Jan. 14 (Sun), 1:00pm
Three buses bound for Phoenix park are reserved for
participants. Two of them will depart at Western Co-op
Residence (for ordinary participants) and one, at KIAS
(for lecturers and professors). It will take about two
and half hours to Phoenix Park.
- Phoenix Park ¡æ Seoul:
Jan. 19 (Fri), 2:30pm (tentative)
Buses will leave in front of the Phoenix Park hotel.
- If you want to move alone by yourself read How
to get to Phoenix Park.
During winter, the average temperature of Seoul is about 4
and Credit Card
The unit of Korean currency is Won. Major foreign currencies,
traveller's checks, and major credit cards are accepted at
most hotels, banks and the airport. Current exchange rate
is approximately 920-930 Won per US $1.
¢ºPassport and Visa
Visitors with a passport and return ticket can stay in Korea
for up to 15 days without a visa (with the exception of a
few countries). It is advised to consult the nearest Korean
Consulate for details. If you need general information
and assistance from the Center, please contact the secretary:
¢ºInformation on Seoul
¢ºURL address: http://apctp.org
¢ºFor more information, please write to <firstname.lastname@example.org>