Saturday, November 22, 2008

Accomodation and transport information

This post is now obsolete. [This is date stamped January 4, 2009.]

We are almost through will making all the accomodation assignments and we will post that information on the web-site when we sort out some organizational matters. We are also working on the transportation matters at the time of your arrival and departure, and for the duration of the workshop for those of you who will not be staying at PPISR. We will post this information also as soon as it is ready for broadcast.

Working group information

The Scientific Organizing Committee has deliberated on views received from all its members and has decided to organize four working groups. Information received from many of you on your preference has been wired into the assignment to the working group. If for some strong reason you wish to be in a working group different from that in which you presently find yourself, please write and will try and reassign. If your name has been inadvertenly omitted, please draw our immediate attention to this and we will correct it.

The working groups have been formed with two conveners to help identify current research problems that could be considered by the participants of each group and students for future study. The presence of international experts is a vital ingredient: the working groups may feel free to organize talks, seminars and internal discussions. The conveners may may present a summary report at the end of the workshop on the deliberations of the working groups, problems identified, and suggested course of action, and submit it to the superconvener. The latter may then collate these and present them to the Chairman for inclusion in the report of the workshop to be sent to the funding agencies.

The working groups have also been slightly rearranged and renamed. The information on each of them is given below. The numbering is arbitrary. Apoorva Patel will be the superconvener of the working groups and if conveners face problems or obstructions or issues that they are not immediately able to solve, they may approach him (adpatel [at] cts dot iisc dot ernet dot in).

I. Chiral Perturbation Theory

Conveners: B. Ananthanarayan and Juerg Gasser
Scientific Secretary: Rahul Srivastava

Rathin Adhikari
Padmanbha Dasgupta
Bachir Moussallam
Asmita Mukherkjee
Alan Norton
Andreas Nyffeler
Prafulla Panda
P. N. Pandita

II. Lattice gauge theory and chiral Lagrangians

Conveners: Gilberto Colangelo and Maarten Golterman
Scientific Secretary: I. Sentitemsu Imson

Sinya Aoki
Shailesh Chandrasekharan
Nilmani Mathur
Apoorva Patel
Monalisa Patra
Udit Raha
S. S. Singh
Urs Wenger

III. QCD Strings

Conveners: N. D. Hari Dass and Gunnar Bali
Scientific Secretary: Ranjan Laha

Dilip Choudhary
Govind Krishnaswami
Saiful Islam
Pushan Majumdar
Manu Mathur
Peter Matlock
S. Mitra
S. Roy
Vikram Soni
Vikram Vyas

IV. Non-perturbative methods

Conveners: Aneesh Manohar and H. S. Sharatchandra
Scientific Secretary: Gauhar Abbas

Jitesh Bhatt
Sudhansu Biswal
Rohini Godbole
Abhishek Iyer
Samir Mallik
Parthasarathy Mitra
R. Parthasarathy
J. Pasupathy
Sunethra Ramanan
Bikash Sinha

Information for speakers and participants on talks and working group activity

All speakers may kindly note that we will have multi-media projection facilities and talks may be of pdf of ppt format which should be handed over to our volunteer latest before your session starts, preferably even earlier if possible. It would, of course, be wonderful if the speakers could send us the pdf files by email before the workshop starts which will save workshop time. If you really must use transparancies, please have them scanned by a volunteer before the talk and convert to pdf and use the projection facilities. We plan to copy all talks on to CDs, and each participant will receive a CD with all the talks before the end of the workshop.

In a separate post to follow, we will list the working group information for your ready reference. During the workshop, each working group will have a scientific secretary who will assist in the running of the working group, help out with making copies and finding work space and whatever else you might require you make your working group activity more meaningful. We plan to assemble several important books which will be made available to you for your use during the working group activity. Please note that onsite the printing facilities will be limited, and so please bring important references with yourself so that no time will be wasted looking for these. We will very soon make a comprehensive list of members of working groups who make then start thinking of what they could do during the workshop and even communicate with one another in advance.

Finally, if you have any suggestions for improving or enhancing the workshop, please write to Anant (anant [at] cts dot iisc dot ernet dot in) who can take your suggestions into account.

Acknowledgement of financial support

The organizers are pleased to inform you that we have received pledges of financial support from several funding agencies to whom applications were sent, and from National Institutes to whom we have written for support. We list them below and record our thanks to them here.

Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, Rs. 1,50,000/-

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Rs. 25,000/-

Department of Science and Technology, Rs. 1,00,000/-

Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Rs. 50,000/-

Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Rs. 25,000/-

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Rs. 1,00,000/-

Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research, Rs. 2,50,000/-

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Rs. 1,00,000/-

Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Rs. 1,00,000/-

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Arrival and departure information

We have received arrival and departure information from many of you, and many thanks for that. We will be collating all the information received and we will be posting it here for your inspection in a few days. We request you to, at that time, kindly check all the information that we would have parsed from your messages and help weed out any inaccuracies. Keep watching this space for updates.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Schedule of talks and abstracts

Last modified November 30, 2008

The previous annoucement on abstracts has now been deleted as all the abstracts are in. You may see them by clicking here. You may see the schedule of talks by clicking here. This is the final schedule and is being posted on January 4, 2009. The list of session chairs is here. [Session chair list updated last on January 10, 2009.]