Description and Aim
Many challenges in contemporary Condensed Matter physics, including high temperature superconductivity, are related to the systems where the approaches based on the Fermi-liquid quasiparticles fail. A conceptually new set of tools has unexpectedly arisen from String Theory. The AdS/CFT correspondence appears to address this kind of systems by mapping them to virtual black holes. Importantly, the results of black hole calculations show remarkable agreement with experiments. This conference will bring together the leading international Condensed Matter experimentalists and theorists, experts in Black Hole physics and AdS/CFT in order to boost this development and crystalize an experimental program to verify whether string theoretic methods really explain non-quasiparticle condensed matter systems.