Centre for Theoretical Cosmology News

New Frontiers in Dynamical Gravity, 24-28 March 2014

The AdS/CFT correspondence has led to a vast number of applications of General Relativity that go beyond its traditional applications in astrophysics and cosmology. Via the correspondence, GR now plays a key role in improving our understanding of non-gravitational physics at strong coupling including high energy physics as well as condensed matter physics. In order to explore these exciting new phenomena it is necessary to study GR with AdS boundary conditions and in higher dimensions.

In this workshop the front line topics of general relativity beyond the standard astrophysical and cosmological settings were discussed. In particular, important new results on the nature of singularities at the interior of black holes were reported. Other relevant topics that were addressed included the turbulent nature of gravity, the celebrated instability of anti-de Sitter space and applications of general relativity in anti-de Sitter spaces to heavy ion physics and condensed matter systems.

The website for the workshop, which includes slides of the talks, can be found here: http://www.ctc.cam.ac.uk/activities/adsgrav2014/

New Frontiers in Dynamical Gravity