Jan 9 – 18, 2023
Institute for Basic Science, Daejeon
Asia/Seoul timezone

The Kavli Asian Winter School (KAWS) on Strings, Particles and Cosmology is a pan-Asian collaborative effort of high energy theorists from China, India, Japan and Korea to give young researchers in Asia an opportunity to come together and learn about the latest developments in high energy theory from leading experts on the subject.

This school is aimed towards advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and active researchers in the field. This is the 17th in a series of Asian Winter Schools that have been organized on a rotating basis between China, Japan, Korea and India. We welcome students from all of these participating countries as well as students from outside.

The previous Asian Winter Schools in this series have provided young researchers with opportunity for discussions with leading experts in diverse  areas and also for initiating collaboration with other young researchers from  different countries. We hope that KAWS 2023 will continue this tradition.

Due to the covid 19 pandemic, the meeting will take a mixed format of in-person and online. We have high hopes for all lecturers to present the lectures in person.



Chris Akers (MIT): Black holes and quantum error correction

Daniel Baumann (Amsterdam & NTU): Primordial Cosmology

Francesco Benini (SISSA): Black hole entropy in AdS space

Marcos Marino (Geneva): An introduction to resurgence in quantum theory

Kantaro Ohmori (Tokyo): non-invertible symmetry in 3+1d

Shinsei Ryu (Princeton): Multiparty entanglement in many-body systems

Gustavo Turiaci (IAS): Solvable Models of 2D Quantum Black Holes and Random Matrices

Cumrun Vafa (Harvard): The Quantum Gravity Landscape and the Swampland



Shinsei Ryu (Princeton): Quantum many body problems in the age of entanglement


Course Organizers

  • Nabamita Banerjee (IISER-Bhopal)
  • Agnese Bissi (Uppsala)  
  • Minxin Huang (USTC)
  • Seok Kim (SNU) - Chair 
  • Sungjay Lee (KIAS)
  • Tatsuma Nishioka (Osaka U)
  • Onkar Parrikar (TIFR-Mumbai)
  • Pavel Putrov (ICTP)
  • Jaewon Song (KAIST)
  • Huajia Wang (KITS-UCAS) 
  • Masahito Yamazaki (IPMU)


Steering Committee

  • Bin Chen (Peking, China)
  • Atish Dabholkar (ICTP, Italy)
  • Rajesh Gopakumar (ICTS, India)
  • Koji Hashimoto (Kyoto, Japan)
  • Seok Kim (SNU, Korea)
  • Kimyeong Lee (KIAS, Korea)
  • Miao Li (ITP, CAS & Sun Yat-Sen, China)
  • Jun Nishimura (KEK, Japan)
  • JianXin Lu (USTC, China)
  • Hirosi Ooguri (Caltech, USA & Kavli IPMU, Japan)
  • Ashoke Sen (ICTS, India)
  • Sang-Jin Sin (Hanyang, Korea)
  • Wei Song (Yau MSC, Tsinghua, China)
  • Tadashi Takayanagi (Yukawa ITP, Japan)
  • George Thompson (ICTP, Italy)
  • Spenta R. Wadia (ICTS, India)
  • Piljin Yi (KIAS, Korea)


Advisory Board

  • David Gross (Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB)
  • Andrew Strominger (Harvard University)
  • Hirotaka Sugawara (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology)
  • Shing-Tung Yau (Tsinghua University)


Local Organization Committee 

  • Dongsu Bak (U. Seoul)
  • Sanghyeon Chang (IBS)
  • Kiwoon Choi (IBS)
  • Jai-Chan Hwang (IBS)
  • Seungjun Hyun (Yonsei)
  • Chanju Kim (Ewha)
  • Keun-Young Kim (GIST)
  • Nakwoo Kim (KyungHee)
  • Kimyeong Lee (KIAS) - Chair
  • Sangmin Lee (SNU)
  • Seung-Joo Lee (IBS)
  • Sungjay Lee (KIAS)
  • Jeong-Hyuck Park (Sogang)
  • Sangjin Sin (Hanyang) 
  • Jaewon Song (KAIST)
  • Junggi Yoon (APCTP)


Supporting Organizations

Institute for Basic Science, Daejeon
Science and Culture Center
Main Auditorium (2nd Floor) IBS Science and Culture Center Daejeon, Korea
Registration for this event is currently open.