First Circular


Sakata Memorial KMI Workshop on


``Origin of Mass and Strong Coupling Gauge Theories''



March 3 (Tuesday) - March 6 (Friday), 2015

Sakata-Hirata Hall, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan



First Circular



The purpose of this workshop is to discuss theoretical and phenomenological issues of strong coupling gauge theories as well as those in extreme conditions, particularly in view of the new phase of the LHC experiments and the conformal fixed point for the gauge/gravity. Synergy of the lattice, string and phenomenological studies at the meeting will be extremely important in this phase of the particle physics.

Shoichi Sakata at Nagoya University proposed in 1956 the Sakata model, a composite model for hadrons, which paved a way to the quark model and eventually to the Standard Model today. We are inspired by his never-ending enthusiasm seeking the deeper level of matter.

The workshop is the 10th of the Nagoya SCGT workshop series after SCGT 88, SCGT 90, SCGT 96, SCGT 02, SCGT 06, SCGT09, SCGT12Mini, SCGT12 and SCGT14Mini, and is similar in spirit to the previous ones. See for details of some of them:


SCGT14Mini ( )

SCGT12 ( )

SCGT12Mini (

SCGT 09 (

SCGT 06 (

SCGT 02 ( and

SCGT 96 (



1. Sponsorship



Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI), Nagoya University


Financial Support also from:

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S): No.22224003,

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C): No.23540300,

Daiko Foundation.


2. Organization


President:  T. Maskawa (KMI)


International Advisory Committee:

T.W. Appelquist (Yale), W.A. Bardeen (FNAL),

R.S. Chivukula (Michigan State), H. Georgi (Harvard),

A. Hasenfratz (Colorado), J. Kogut (DOE/Maryland),

Y. Iwasaki (KEK/Tsukuba), M. Kobayashi (KEK/JSPS/Nagoya),

J. Kuti (UC San Diego), T. Kugo (Kyoto Sangyo), V.A. Miransky (Western),

M. Rho (Saclay), E.H. Simmons (Michigan State), G. 't Hooft (Utrecht)


Organizing Committee:

K. Yamawaki (KMI, Chair),

Y. Aoki (KMI, Co-Chair), S. Nojiri (KMI/Nagoya, Co-Chair),

M. Tanabashi (KMI/Nagoya,Co-Chair),

K-I. Aoki (Kanazawa), M. Harada (Nagoya), Y. Kikukawa (Tokyo-Komaba),

R. Kitano (KEK), K.I. Kondo (Chiba), T. Onogi (Osaka),

T. Sakai (Nagoya/KMI), A. Shibata (KEK), T. Yamazaki (Tsukuba)


Local Organizing Committee:

Y. Akamatsu, Y. Aoki, T. Aoyama, H.S. Fukano, M. Harada, M. Kurachi,

N. Maekawa, S. Matsuzaki, K. Miura, K. Nagai, S. Nojiri, C. Nonaka, H. Ohki, T. Sakai, M. Tanabashi, K. Tobe, K. Yamawaki





3. Tentative Schedule


The following is a tentative schedule of the Workshop. Some of the invited talks are planned so as to include recent developments and talks of shorter duration will also be arranged. There will be ample opportunities for discussions involving the speakers and the participants.


March 2 (Mon.)      



March 3 (Tue.)





Morning Session



Group Photo & Lunch



Afternoon Session



Poster Session/Welcome

March 4 (Wed.)





Morning Session






Afternoon Session




March 5 (Thur.)





Morning Session






Afternoon Session



Poster Session/Group Dinner

March 6 (Fri.)





Morning Session






Afternoon Session



Free Discussion/Refreshments


4. Topics

  Dynamical Origin of Mass in Strong Coupling Gauge Theories

  Phenomenological Signatures of Strong Coupling Theories at LHC

  Dilaton and Conformal Symmetry in Strong Coupling Gauge Theories and


  Lattice Studies of Conformal Strong Dynamics

  String and Holographic View of Strong Coupling Gauge Theories

  Composite Models and Hidden Local Symmetries/Extra Dimensions

  Nonpertubative Fixed Point of Gravity and Higgs

  Strong Coupling Gauge Theories at Extreme Conditions and LHC

  Strong Coupling Theories and Cosmology

  Other Related Topics


5. Site of the Workshop


The workshop sessions will be held at:


  Sakata-Hirata Hall, Nagoya University.


6. Accommodations


We have made bulk reservation at:
   Nagoya Tokyu Hotel (
in downtown Nagoya.
See for details Hotel Reservation Form:
   SCGT 15 Hotel.pdf
   SCGT 15 Hotel.doc
There is a bus from the Nagoya airport Centrair to the Hotel


For reservation send the Form directly to (do not send it to us):
      SCGT 15 Desk: Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd.
      Corporate Travel, Event & Convention Branch, Nagoya,
      Nihonseimei sasashima Bldg., 7F,
      1-27-2, Meiekiminami, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya 450-0003, Japan
      Tel: +81-52-583-8311 Fax: +81-52-563-1846
      Email :


7. Participation


Although a large part of participation will be by invitation, we do encourage applications from all those who would be interested and would appreciate it if you could pass on to others the information about the workshop. Due to shortage of funds, participants would need to arrange their own support for travel and local expenses.


8. Registration


Those who attend the workshop please make on-line registration (available from Jan. 2, 2015) at our website


by  Feb. 2, 2015 (JST).


Registration Fee


 10,000 Yen


should be paid at the Reception Desk on the workshop site.


9. Further information


For further details and information please visit our website:



10. Correspondence


For further correspondence and information please contact

SCGT 15 Secretariat,
KMI, Nagoya University