## Syllabus

** March **
1. Discussion of student lectures – Michael Lublinsky

2. Bound States in QFT – David Owen

3. Solitons in one-dimensional solid state systems and fractional charge - Eytan Grosfeld

**April**
4. Dynamical volume element of space-time manifold and its outputs:
the cosmological constant problem; the fifth force problem; etc. – Alex Kaganovich

5. Black Hole spectroscopy – Uri Keshet

6. QFT on a light cone – Michael Lublinsky

** May ** Mini-course on “Confinement” by Prof. Alex Kovner.

7. Introduction to the problem of Confinement – A. K.

8. Monopoles and vortices - topological excitations as a possible driving force – A. K.

9. Georgi-Glashow model in 2+1 dimension: a solvable case study. – A. K.

9a. (Optional) Confinment-Deconfinent transition in Georgi-Glashow model – A.K.

**June**
10. Student Lectures

11. Student Lectures

12. Student Lectures

** Proposed topics for student lectures: **
Instantons and Solitons, Quantum Anomalies, AdS/CFT, Supersymmetry, Non-linear sigma-model, 1/N expansion, Conformal field theories, QFT in curved space-time, Hawking radiation, more …

** Grading:**
In the beginning of semester, each student will be assigned an advanced topic unrelated to his research and will have to give a blackboard lecture on this topic. The lecture will serve as a basis for final grading.

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