WorkshopExtradim2013 workshop general info.

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Extra dimensions 2013

The workshop entitled

"Toward Extra-dimensions on the Lattice, on the 30th anniversary of Hosotani Mechanism"

will take place in Osaka (Japan) on March 13-15, 2013. The conference room H701 has been reserved in the Department of Physics of Osaka University.

The main purpose of this workshop is to gather people from the phenomenology and lattice communities to discuss the non-perturbative aspects of gauge theories in extra-dimensions. Besides the interest in extending field theories to extra-dimensions, both unification and symmetry breaking caused by the compactification are becoming increasingly important in explorations of physics beyond the standard model. Furthermore, this year will mark 30 years since the Hosotani Mechanism for gauge symmetry breaking by compactified extra dimensions was first proposed.

Some immediate issues for the non-perturbative study of gauge theories in more than four dimensions are:

  • renormalizability of the theory
  • phase structure of the theory
  • calculation of the spectrum
  • fermion formalisms on the lattice
  • symmetry breaking phenomenology

At this early stage, we would like to encourage participation and ideas from a wide range of experts on these and related subjects. In this environment we expect participants to reach important common understandings of the current state, and to generate new ideas for future study as well as new collaborations to pursue them.

The workshop will be held in the Physics Department at Osaka University. Our funding allows us to cover some local expenses and the cost of travel between one of Osaka's airports and the university in some special cases and for students. We will collect 4,000 yen (2,000 yen for students) as a conference fee from each participant.

A list of invited speakers can be found in the Participants page together with the complete list of people attending the workshop.

Informations to reach the workshop place are provided in the Location page.



Guido Cossu

Hisaki Hatanaka

James E. Hetrick

Yutaka Hosotani

Etsuko Itou

Jun-Ichi Noaki


KEK, Institute for particle and nuclear studies

Osaka University

University of the Pacific

Osaka University

KEK, Institute for particle and nuclear studies

KEK, Institute for particle and nuclear studies

Sponsor Insitutions

  • Osaka University
  • KEK
  • JICFuS
  • HPCI Strategic Program Field 5
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