Bruce Allen (MPI Hannover) : Direct observation of gravitational waves from the merger and inspiral of two black holes
Johanna Erdmenger (Wuerzburg) : Gauge/Gravity duality for magnetic impurities
Shiraz Minwalla (TIFR) : Black hole dynamics in a large number of dimensions
Joao Penedones (EPFL) : Conformal and S-matrix bootstrap
Ashoke Sen (HRI) : String field theory and its applications
Alberto Zaffaroni (Milano Bicocca) : Supersymmetric localization, holography and black hole micro-state counting.