Joint BHI/CMSA Conference on Flat Holography (and related topics)


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June 21, 2022 - June 24, 2022
CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10
Address: 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

On June 21–24, 2022, the Harvard Black Hole Initiative and the CMSA will host the Joint BHI/CMSA Conference on Flat Holography (and related topics).

The recent discovery of infinitely-many soft symmetries for all quantum theories of gravity in asymptotically flat space has provided a promising starting point for a bottom-up construction of a holographic dual for the real world. Recent developments have brought together previously disparate studies of soft theorems, asymptotic symmetries, twistor theory, asymptotically flat black holes and their microscopic duals, self-dual gravity, and celestial scattering amplitudes, and link directly to AdS/CFT.

The conference will be held in room G10 of the CMSA, located at 20 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA.

All non-Harvard affiliated visitors to the CMSA building are required to complete this covid form prior to arrival:


Registration is required for this in-person event.

For more information, please see the event webpage:

Organizers: Daniel Kapec, CMSA | Andrew Strominger, BHI | Shing-Tung Yau, Harvard and Tsinghua


Confirmed Speakers:

  • Nima Arkani-Hamed, IAS
  • Shamik Banerjee, Bhubaneswar, Inst. Phys.
  • Miguel Campiglia, Republica U., Montevido
  • Geoffrey Compere, Brussels
  • Laura Donnay, Vienna
  • Netta Engelhardt, MIT
  • Laurent Freidel, Perimeter
  • Alex Lupsasca, Princeton
  • Juan Maldacena, IAS
  • Lionel Mason, Oxford
  • Natalie Paquette, U. Washington
  • Sabrina Pasterski, Princeton/Perimeter
  • Andrea Puhm, Ecole Polytechnique
  • Ana-Maria Raclariu, Perimeter
  • Marcus Spradlin, Brown
  • Tomasz Taylor, Northeastern
  • Herman Verlinde, Princeton
  • Anastasia Volovich, Brown
  • Bin Zhu, Northeastern