Throughout the history of quantum field theory there has been a rich cross-pollination between high energy and condensed matter physics. From the theory of renormalization to the consequences of spontaneous symmetry breaking this interaction has been an incredible fruitful one. In the last decade there has been a strong resurgence of interest in condensed matter systems in the high energy theoretical physics community. With developments in conformal field theories, AdS/CFT, and effective field theory techniques high energy theorists with all kinds of specialist backgrounds are thinking about the diverse behavior exhibited in low energy physical systems. In addition to these general tools, and their accompanying diverse set of applications, an additional major theme for the conference will be hydrodynamic behavior in condensed matter systems. Recently there has been intense theoretical investigation of hydrodynamics general formulation and fundamental bounds on transport coefficients. These efforts have been made all the more relevant with possible realization of hydrodynamic transport in low energy systems such as metals and graphene. Building on the success of the 2014 edition of this workshop, we propose to reinvigorate once again this fruitful collaboration by bringing together like-minded high energy theorists with appropriate condensed-matter theorists and experimentalists to tackle some of the most interesting problems in modern physics.
Registration for this workshop is now closed.