Asymptotic Analysis in General Relativity, Grenoble (2nd announcement)

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT

We are announcing a summer school and conference in Grenoble, France, entitled “Asymptotic Analysis in General Relativity”.

The summer school will start on the 16th of June 2014 and last two weeks. It will be followed by a one week international conference from the 30th June to the 4th July.

The summer school will consist of five mini-courses of eight hours each, given by Lars Andersson, Christian Gerard, Rod Gover, Jeremie Szeftel and Andras Vasy. The topics covered will be geometry and analysis in black hole spacetimes, quantum field theory on curved spacetimes, conformal geometry and tractor calculus with a view to applications in GR, the resolution of the bounded L2 curvature conjecture in General Relativity, microlocal analysis and wave propagation.

All information can be found on the conference webpage.

http://if-summer2014.sciencesconf.org/

To register, use the conference webpage.
The deadline for registration to the mini-courses is 12th May 2014.
The deadline for registration to the conference is 27th May 2014.

ESI-EMS-IAMP Summer school on Mathematical Relativity, Vienna, Austria

Mathematical General Relativity is a timely topic, with outstanding recent progress in the field by many authors, with growing interest both in the physics and mathematical community. The aim of the school is to provide an introduction to the topics which are currently being studied. The target audience is graduate students and postdocs, both physicists and mathematicians, interested in mathematical general relativity.

There will be 25 hours of lectures, as follows:

“Crash course on differential geometry” (speaker to be determined);
“Introduction to general relativity” by Helmut Friedrich (AEI Golm);
“Lorentzian causality” by Gregory Galloway (Miami);
“Constraint equations” by Justin Corvino (Lafayette);
“The Evolution problem in General Relativity” by Hans Ringstroem (KTH Stockholm):
“Wave equations on black hole space-times” by Gustav Holzegel (Imperial, London);

The members of the scientific committee are Robert Beig (Vienna), Piotr T. Chrusciel (Vienna), Mihalis Dafermos (Princeton), Helmut Friedrich (AEI Golm), Gregory Galloway (Miami), and Richard Schoen (Stanford).

You can apply through the web page of the school. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2014, but applications before March 15, 2014 are strongly encouraged.

Some support for local expenses will be available. Some travel support will also be available, but note that travel expenses are usually not reimbursed by the ESI. However, a grant (pending final approval) from the National Science Foundation will provide travel support for a number of qualified participants from the U.S.

 

Caltech Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics School (CGWAS 2013)

July 22 – 26, 2013
California Institute of Technology

CGWAS is a summer school for senior undergraduates and graduate students interested in the astrophysics of gravitational-wave sources and their neutrino and electromagnetic counterparts.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2013
Apply at http://www.cgwas.org .
Limited support for accomodation is available.

Topics covered include:
- The physics of gravitational wave sources
- Gravitational wave source populations
- Gravitational wave detection and data analysis
- Time-domain astronomy and electromagnetic counterparts
- Neutrino counterparts and observation
- Numerical relativity and The Einstein Toolkit

Confirmed lecturers:
D. Kasen (UCB/LBNL), M. Modjaz (NYU), S. Nissanke (Caltech), R. O’Shaughnessy (UWM), C. Ott (Caltech), A. Piro (Caltech), E. Schnetter (Perimeter), K. Scholberg (Duke), A. Weinstein (Caltech)

Organizing Committee:
L. Cadonati, C. Ott (chair), P. Moesta, S. Nissanke, A. Weinstein

Poster download: http://www.cgwas.org/media/CGWAS_poster.pdf

CGWAS is supported by NSF CAREER award PHY-1151197.

2nd BNU International Summer School on Quantum Gravity, Beijing (China)

The Beijing Normal University (BNU) International Summer School on Quantum Gravity is intended to provide a pedagogical introduction for graduate students and young post-docs to the main fields closely related to loop quantum gravity.

Topics include: Loop quantum gravity, Loop quantum cosmology, Spin foams, Group field theory, Regge calculus

Lecturers:
- Abhay Ashtekar (Penn State Univ, USA)
- Benjamin Bahr (Cambridge Univ, UK)
- John Barrett (Univ of Nottingham, UK)
- Jonathan Engle (Florida Atlantic Univ, USA)
- Thomas Krajewski (Univ of Provence and CPT Marseille, France)
- Jerzy Lewandowski (Univ of Warsaw, Poland)
- Etera Livine (ENS de Lyon, France)

The working language is English. But participation is limited. Students and young post-docs who are interested to attend the school are invited to look up the registration information and register at the website:

http://physics.bnu.edu.cn/summerschool/

The deadline for online application is May 31, 2012.

Organization Committee:
ASHTEKAR Abhay (Penn State)
BANERJEE Kinjal (BNU)
DING You (BJTU)
GAO Sijie (BNU)
HUANG Chaoguang (IHEP, CAS)
LEWANDOWSKI Jerzy (Warsaw)
LIU Wenbiao (BNU)
LU Hong (BNU)
MA Yongge (BNU)
ZHOU Bin (BNU)

Secretaries:
GUO Haibiao (BNU)
HAN Yu (BNU)
WANG Jingbo (BNU)
ZHOU Zhenhua (BNU)
Contact: QGschool[AT]bnu.edu.cn

Yongge Ma
On behalf of the Organization Committee
Dept of Physics
Beijing Normal University
Beijing 100875, CHINA

Tel: +86-10-58809499
Fax: +86-10-62209742
Webpage: http://physics.bnu.edu.cn/application/research/gravity/LQG/eng/research.html

Travel support for U.S. Students and Post-docs to attend the 2nd BNU School on Quantum Gravity

The 2nd Beijing Normal University School on quantum gravity will take place from August 13th to August 18th, 2012. Although the hosts of the school will be able to partially cover local costs of attendees, they will not be able to cover all costs. Because of this, we have applied for, and will likely receive, NSF funds to provide partial travel support to a number of U.S. students and beginning post-docs to attend this school. We expect to be able to cover at least half the plane fare of the selected applicants.

Interested young researchers should send a CV, list of publications and, if a student, a recommendation letter from your advisor, to jonathan.engle[AT]fau.edu, no later than Friday, May 18th, 2012. In the email, please also indicate whether you have access to other funding sources, and, if so, which ones. The final selection will be made by a committee consisting of scientists from three different universities.

The organizers of the BNU school have graciously agreed to accept the selected participants. Nevertheless, it is still necessary for students to register and request partial support for local costs directly at the main school website http://physics.bnu.edu.cn/summerschool, in addition to applying for this NSF support.

CoQuS Summer School 2012 "Quantum Physics meets Gravity", Vienna, Austria

We are pleased to announce the 2012 CoQuS Summer School at the University of Vienna, devoted to the interplay between quantum mechanics and gravitation! This year’s edition will be focused on four series of lectures held by international experts on both theoretical and experimental aspects of gravitational and quantum physics:

· Carlo Rovelli (Marseille, FR) giving an introduction to quantum gravity for quantum physicists
· Philippe Bouyer (Bordeaux, FR) , on experimental gravitation and geophysics with matter-wave sensors
· Michele Heurs (Hannover, DE), on gravitational wave detection and quantum control
· Ulf Leonhardt (St. Andrews, UK), on gravity analogues in quantum systems

The summer school is open to interested advanced undergraduates, graduates and junior post-docs with a good background in quantum mechanics. No extensive background in gravitational physics is required, since this school aims to give an introduction to topics in gravitational physics to quantum physicists. Each series of lecture will consists of about 4 x 2 hours lectures. Participants are encouraged to present and discuss their own research during dedicated poster sessions. The registration fee for the summer school is 170 EUR.

For more information and registration, please visit http://www.coqus.at/events/summerschool2012. The deadline for registration is June 26, 2012.

Subscribe to our mailinglist at https://lists.univie.ac.at/mailman/listinfo/coqussummerschool to receive updates regarding the summer school.

4th International Summer School on Astroparticle Physics (Nijmegen12)

The 4th International Summer School on Astroparticle Physics (NIJMEGEN12) is intended for graduate students and post-docs. The school provides a fairly comprehensive coverage of modern theoretical and observational developments in astroparticle physics. Topics include: Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background, Gravitational Waves, Neutrinos, High Energy Cosmic Rays, Gamma Rays, Dark Matter, and Dark Energy. Lectures are given in the morning while the afternoons are reserved for a special training project aimed at acquiring skills in presenting, defending, and reviewing modern research proposals in astroparticle physics. The NIJMEGEN12 Summer School will take place at Schloss Gnadenthal, Gnadenthal 8, 47533 Kleve, Germany (http://www.gnadenthal.de).

List of lecturers

Matthias Bartelmann (University of Heidelberg), Cosmology
Antonella Castellina (University Torino/INFN), Ultra-High-Energy Cosmic Rays
Kenneth Ganga (APC, Paris), Cosmic Microwave Background
Karl Kosack, (CEA, Saclay), High-Energy Gamma Rays
Manfred Lindner (MPI, Heidelberg), Neutrino Properties
Nergis Mavalvala, (MIT, Cambridge), Gravitational Wave Detection
Ilya Mandel (University of Birmingham), Gravitational Wave Astrophysics
Julie McEnery (NASA GSFC), High-Energy Gamma Rays
Teresa Montaruli, (University of Geneva), High-Energy Cosmic Neutrinos
Georg Raffelt (MPI, Munich), Neutrinos in Astrophysics
Subir Sarkar (Oxford University), Dark Matter
Roberta Sparvoli (University of Rome), High-Energy Cosmic Rays

Evening speakers

Frank Linde (Nikhef, Amsterdam), LHC
Harry Collins (Cardiff University), Gravity’s Shadow

Registration

The deadline for early registration is April 1st, 2012 (890.- EUR fee). Registration closes June 1st, 2012 (990.- EUR fee). See the website for more details.

Organizing Committee

Jörg R. Hörandel, Department of Astrophysics, Radboud University Nijmegen
Piet J. Mulders, VU University, Amsterdam
Marieke Postma, Nikhef, Amsterdam
Elena Maria Rossi, Leiden Observatory, University of Leiden
Ad M. van den Berg (chair), Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut, University of Groningen
Anna Watts, API/GRAPPA, University of Amsterdam

El Escorial Summer School 2011 "Quantum Information meets Statistical Mechanics"

From 11th to 15th of July 2011, the Universidad Complutense of Madrid (Spain), will host a Summer School on “Quantum Information meets Statistical Mechanics” (QI&SM 2011), with the aim of exploring interfaces and emerging connections between these and related fields.

For more information, please visit our website: http://www.ucm.es/info/giccucm/Escorial2011/

The Summer School will take place at El Escorial, Spain (http://www.euroforum.es/), a nice and historic city about 50 km to the north of Madrid. See further information below and in the website.

The whole activity will focus primarily on the following topics:

1. One-Way Quantum Computation and Statistical Mechanics
2. Topological Codes and Statistical Models
3. Random Statistical Mechanical Systems and Lattice Gauge Theories
4. Quantum Information and Models of Discrete Quantum Gravity

We would be glad to have you and share with us these new developments in an interactive an open atmosphere.

Thank you and best wishes,

The organizers:
Miguel A. Martin-Delgado (UCM) and Hans J. Briegel (IQOQI, Innsbruck)

FURTHER INFORMATION

The goal of the school is to bring together scholars from quantum information theory and statistical mechanics to explore emerging connections between these fields and hopefully develop some fruitful collaborations.

The (incomplete) list of invited speakers whom we are contacting for the conference includes the following names:

Maarten Van den Nest
Gemma De las Cuevas
Robert Raussendorf
Helmut Katzgraber
Hector Bombin
A. Peter Young
John T. Chalker
Uwe-Jens Wiese
Tomotoshi Nishino
Paolo Fachi
Renate Loll
Silke Weinfurtner
Fotini Markopoulou
Rafael Sorkin
and others

The Complutense University has been holding summer courses at El Escorial since 1988 and these are given by eminent lecturers worldwide. We have been awarded the organization of one of those courses, which we want to devote to “Quantum Information meets Statistical Mechanics”.

Allow us to give you some more information about the Summer Courses held at El Escorial and organized by the Complutense University (Madrid, Spain).

In 1988, the Complutense University decided to open its doors to the most advanced knowledge in the present time and to tend a bridge between science, culture, literature etc… and the Spanish society. With this broad aim and scope, the Courses are born during each summer, organized by the General Foundation of the University. They have become an annual showcase of new knowledge and a forum of exchange of information and opinions based on the plurality and the diffusion of the advances in all the scientific areas:

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and also beyond natural sciences: Literature, Scenic Arts, etc… The Courses are, by their rigor and the ample scope of subjects treated every year, a reference for mass media and the Spanish society.

Thus, the University satisfies in this way the necessities not covered in ordinary winter courses. In the Summer Courses, the lecturers are specialists of maximum level, even Nobel prizewinners in their fields. They are accessible to the students/attendees, who can discuss with them inside and outside the classes. The speakers themselves find here an excellent opportunity for the interchange of experiences that enrich their research and professional activity.

Each Course lasts an average of five days, and it is developed in conferences and occasionally in round-tables. As a complement, all the nights takes place an activity of Scenic Arts, or a concert, a play at a theater or a movie show which is free for the speakers.

More information about the courses can be found at the following link: http://www.ucm.es/info/cv/

Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute on Quantum Gravity

Summer School Second Announcement: Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute (PASI) on Quantum Gravity

Dear Colleagues,

Arrangements are now being finalized for a Quantum Gravity summer school (Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute on Quantum Gravity) to be hosted by the Institute for Mathematics of the National Autonomous University Of Mexico (UNAM) in Morelia, Mexico, June 23-July 3, 2010.
Please see http://www.physics.ucsb.edu/~pasi/ for up to date information and the application/financial aid form. Applications should be received by

Jan 31, 2009

to receive full consideration. Please note: We expect to be able to cover all local expenses as well as to provide significant (and, in some cases, full) travel support for participants from the Americas. Unfortuantely, our funding cannot support the expenses of participants based outside the Americas.

Lectures at the school will describe current research in several approaches to quantum gravity, including string theory, loop gravity, and causal dynamical triangulations. Anticipated lecturers include:

Abhay Ashtekar (Penn State U.)
Máximo Bañados (Universidad Católica)
Alejandro Corichi (UNAM-Morelia)
Scott Dodelson (Fermilab)
Laurent Freidel (Perimeter Institute)
Alberto Güijosa (ICN-UNAM)
Veronika Hubeny (Durham U.)
Clifford Johnson (USC)
Per Kraus (UCLA)
Renate Loll (Utrecht U.)
Carlo Rovelli (U. Marseille)
Robert Wald (U. Chicago)

Lectures will be appropriate for advanced Ph.D students and beginning postdocs. The goal of the school is to bring together researchers from these different approaches from throughout the americas.

Logistics and Funding:
The location and timing of our school have been chosen to synergize with the 19th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR19), to be held July 5-9, 2010 in Mexico City (see http://www.gr19.com/). We have funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation to support travel and local expenses for participants from throughout the americas. We expect to be able to cover all local expenses as well as to provide significant (and, in some cases, full) travel support for participants from the Americas. Nevertheless, we urge the student’s home institutions to support the students to the maximum possible extent as this will increase the number of students who can participate in our school. Unfortunately, our funding cannot support the expenses of participants based outside the Americas.

Please distribute this announcement to interested students and postdocs.

We look forward to an exciting school!

Sincerely,

Donald Marolf
Alejandro Corichi
Abhay Ashtekar
Maximo Banados

Electronic Proceedings of Loops '09 Conference and QG School in Beijing

Dear Colleagues,

To permanently share the resource of Loops`09 conference and QG summer school, we have created a new homepage http://physics.bnu.edu.cn/loops09 to replace the old one http://www.loops09.org. The audio/video files of the lectures in Loops`09 and the Summer School as well as the photos of the event are now available. Please visit the new homepage and click the button “Resource” on the upper right corner to download them.

Respectfully,
Local Organization Committee of Loops`09

—————-
Yongge Ma
Professor, Dept of Physics
Beijing Normal Univ
Beijing 100875
CHINA

Tel: +86-10-58809499
Fax: +86-10-62209742
Webpage: http://physics.bnu.edu.cn/application/research/gravity/LQG/eng/research.html

Quantum Gravity summer school

Summer School First Announcement: Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute (PASI) on Quantum Gravity

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce a Quantum Gravity summer school (Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute on Quantum Gravity) to be hosted by the Institute for Mathematics of the National Autonomous University Of Mexico (UNAM) in Morelia, Mexico, June 23-July 3, 2010. Lectures at the school will describe current research in several approaches to quantum gravity, including string theory, loop gravity, causal sets, and causal dynamical triangulations. Lectures will be appropriate for advanced Ph.D students and beginning postdocs. The goal of the school is to bring together researchers from these different approaches from throughout the americas.  A website has just been set up at http://www.physics.ucsb.edu/~pasi/  and will be updated with more information, a list of speakers, application forms, etc. during the fall.

Please distribute this announcement to interested students and postdocs.

Important Dates:
We expect to set a Jan. 31 deadline for applications to the school. Application forms, financial aid forms, etc. will be posted on this website later in fall 2009.

Logistics and Funding:
The location and timing of our school have been chosen to synergize with the 19th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR19), to be held July 5-9, 2010 in Mexico City  (see http://www.gr19.com/). We have funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation to support travel and local expenses for participants from throughout the americas. The organizers expect to be able to cover all local expenses of the participants as well as to provide significant travel support. Nevertheless, we urge the student’s home institutions to support the students to the maximum possible extent as this will increase the number of students who can participate in our school.

We look forward to an exciting school!

Sincerely,

Donald Marolf
Alejandro Corichi
Abhay Ashtekar
Maximo Banados