The workshop will bring together active researchers in mathematical physics, string theory and quantum field theory.
The workshop is sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation.
Main topics:
 String Theory in nontrivial backgrounds
 Generalized complex geometry
 Interacting Higher Spin Gauge Theories
 Instantons in Gauge and String Theories
 N=2 SYM in four dimensions and correspondence to 2d CFT
 Integrability in String Theory
 Conformal (Higher Spin) Field Theory in Various Dimensions
 Higher Spins, Strings and AdS/CFT
A review talk (60 minutes) is planned every day. The regular research talks are 45 minutes (including discussions).

International Organizers:
Ruben Minasian (IPhT, CEASaclay)
Stefan Theisen (MPI – AEI – Potsdam)
Local Organizers:
Ruben Manvelyan (YerPhI)
Armen Nersessian (YSU)
Rubik Poghossian (YerPhI)
Armen Saghatelian (Scientific secretary, YSU)
