Conference

Nordic String Meeting 2015

This workshop continues the tradition of the annual Nordic String Theory Meetings. Participating institutes comprise the "nordic" places Berlin (HU), Bremen (Jacobs), Copenhagen (NBI), Göttingen, Hamburg (Uni/DESY), Hannover and Potsdam (AEI). Since 2013 Groningen is also identified as a `nordic' place.

The workshop takes place in the conference centre `Het Kasteel' in Groningen and starts after lunch. There will be a conference dinner in the evening. For more information about how to reach Groningen, see here. As a bonus, for those who arrive the day before, in the morning of Thursday February 19 there will by a 2-hour pedagogical guest lecture by Kyriakos Papadodimas from the RuG and CERN. Furthermore, for those who are interested, on Wednesday February 18, preceding the Nordic String Meeting, there will be a one-day meeting of the Dutch String community in the same conference centre. For more information, see here.

Registration is now open. You can apply to give a talk if you register before February 6. The participants list can be found here. A program can be found here. Directions to the conference venue can be found here, while information concerning accommodation can be found here.

Date: 
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 10:00 - Friday, February 20, 2015 - 17:00

Eighth String Meeting

Eighth String Meeting: A String Theoretic Approach to Cosmology and Quantum Matter

 

 

The `Eighth String Meeting: A String Theoretic Approach to Cosmology and Quantum Matter' will take place on Wednesday February 18 2015 in the conference centre `Het Kasteel' in Groningen. The meeting takes place as the closing session of the national FOM program `A string Theoretic Approach to Cosmology and Quantum Matter'. A scientist of each University (Amsterdam, Groningen, Leiden and Utrecht) will give a 45 minutes presentation. There will also be a lunch meeting where the representatives of each University will discuss possible initiatives for a new FOM programme.

For those who are interested, immediately following this meeting, on Thursday February 19 and Friday February 20, the Groningen group will host the Nordic String Meeting 2015 in the same conference center. The website of this meeting can be found here. This meeting will start after lunch. Before lunch Kyriakos Papadodimas from the RuG and CERN will give a 2-hour guest lecture.

Registration is now open. The participants list can be found here. A preliminary program can be found here. Directions to the conference venue can be found here, while information concerning accommodation can be found here.

Date: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 10:00 - 17:00

Fourth Quantum Universe Symposium

The fourth 'Quantum Universe' (QU4) symposium will take place on Wednesday April 16 and Thursday April 17 2014, i.e. the week before Easter, at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
 
The event is part of the new track "The Quantum Universe" of the Physics and Astronomy Master programmes, a collaboration between the Centre for Theoretical Physics (CTN), the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute,  the Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut (KVI) and the Johann Bernoulli Institute (JBI).  The aim of the symposium is to present new developments, both theoretical and experimental, in (astro-)particle physics and astronomy and to stimulate interactions between the different institutes. The present edition is special in having the theme "Four Infinity", in conjunction with the 400-year anniversary of the University of Groningen. The occurance of infinity in different branches of physics, mathematics and astronomy will be highlighted in several talks.
 
Confirmed speakers are:
 - Carlos Frenk (Durham)
 - Nick van Eijndhoven (Brussels)
 - Wolfgang Gradl (Mainz)
 - Elina Lindfors (Turku)
 - Pilar Ruiz-Lapuente (Barcelona)
 - Jeroen Koelemeij (Amsterdam)
 - Albert de Roeck (Antwerp)
 - Fred Jegerlehner (Berlin)
 - Alain Blondel (Geneva)
 
The programme can be viewed via one of the links below:
 
 
Date: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 10:00 - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:00

Third Quantum Universe Symposium

 

The third 'Quantum Universe' (QU3) symposium will take place on
Wednesday March 27 and Thursday March 28 2013, i.e. the week
 before Easter, at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
 
The event is part of the new track The Quantum Universe of the
Physics and Astronomy Master programmes, a collaboration
between the Centre for Theoretical Physics (CTN), the Kapteyn
Astronomical Institute,  the Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut (KVI)
and the Johann Bernoulli Institute (JBI).  The aim of the symposium
is to present new developments, both theoretical and
experimental, in (astro-)particle physics and astronomy and to
stimulate interactions between the different institutes.
 
Invited speakers are
 - Dick Bond (CITA, University of Toronto)
 - Alex Szalay (Johns Hopkins University)
 - Piet Mulders (VU University of Amsterdam)
 - Nicolo de Groot (Radboud University Nijmegen)
 - Heino Falcke (Radboud University Nijmegen)
 - Herbert Edelsbrunner (IST Austria)
 - Laura Covi (University of Göttingen, Germany)
 - David Wands (University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom)
 - Belen Gavela (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain)
The program will further contain a number of  contributed
talks.
 
Registration is closed. 

 

Date: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 10:00 - Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 17:00

Second Quantum Universe Symposium

The second 'Quantum Universe' (QU2) symposium will take place on Wednesday April 4 and Thursday April 5 2012, i.e. the week before Easter, at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

The event is part of the new track The Quantum Universe of the Physics and Astronomy Master programmes, a collaboration between the Centre for Theoretical Physics (CTN), the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute and the Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut (KVI). The aim of the symposium is to present new developments, both theoretical and experimental, in (astro-)particle physics and astronomy and to stimulate interactions between the different institutes.

Invited speakers are
 - Volker Springel (HITS, Heidelberg)
 - Ofer Lahav (UCL, London, TBC)
 - John Ellis (King's College, London)
 - Francis Halzen (Univ. Wisconsin-Madison, Madison)
 - Sera Markoff (Anton Pannekoek Inst., UVA, Amsterdam)
 - Daniel Baumann (DAMTP, Cambridge)
 - Kyriakos Papadodimas (CERN, Geneva)
 - Walter del Pozzo (Nikhef)
 - Gert Vegter (JBI, RUG, Groningen)
The program will further contain a number of 20 minute contributed talks.

Registration is now closed. The participants list can be found here. Finally, the time schedule can be found here.

Date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 09:00 - Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 17:00

First Quantum Universe Symposium

The first 'Quantum Universe' (QU1) symposium will take place on Wednesday April 20 and Thursday April 21 2011, i.e. the week before Easter, at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

The event is part of the new Master’s programme The Quantum Universe, a collaboration between the Centre for Theoretical Physics (CTN), the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute and the Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut (KVI). The aim of the symposium is to present new developments, both theoretical and experimental, in (astro-)particle physics and astronomy and to stimulate interactions between the different institutes.

Invited speakers are Rychard Bouwens (Sterrewacht Leiden), Sijbrand de Jong (Radboud University, Nijmegen), Jacques Delabrouille (APC, Paris), Henk Hoekstra (Sterrewacht Leiden), Raul Jimenez (ICC, Barcelona), Gijs Nelemans (Radboud University, Nijmegen), Dorothea Samtleben (Nikhef, Amsterdam), Bert Schellekens (Nikhef, Amsterdam), David Tong (DAMTP, Cambridge) and Licia Verde (ICC, Barcelona). The program will further contain a number of 20 minute contributed talks.

Registration is now open. The participants list can be found here. A preliminary time schedule can be found here.

A symposium on astroparticle physics will take place in Groningen on the day before QU1, that might be of interest to QU1 participants. More details can be found here.

 

Date: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 09:00 - Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 18:00

String meeting

First String Meeting: A String Theoretic Approach to Cosmology and Quantum Matter

 

 

The `First String Meeting: A String Theoretic Approach to Cosmology and Quantum Matter' will take place on Friday November 5 and Saturday November 6 2010 in the conference centre `Het Kasteel' in Groningen. The meeting takes place as part of the national FOM program A string theoretic approach to cosmology and quantum matter. The first day of the meeting will be devoted to string cosmology while the second day will be focussed on (applications of) AdS/CFT. Each day there will be three half hour talks by members of the participating institutes and one 1 and 1/2 hour review talk by a guest speaker. The guest speakers are Daniel Baumann (string cosmology) and Chris Herzog (AdS/CFT). Each day will end with an open discussion, supervised by a moderator, about the urgent issues in the field.

Registration is now open. The participants list can be found here. A preliminary program can be found here. Directions to the conference venue can be found here, while information concerning accommodation can be found here.

Keynote speakers : Daniel Baumann (IAS, Princeton), Chris Herzog (Princeton University)

Date: 
Friday, November 5, 2010 - 09:00 - Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 18:00

ETM Collaboration meeting Groningen

Welcome

The ETM Collaboration meeting in Groningen was held from 23 till 25 september. The program, participants and directions pages remain online. Thanks to all the participants and speakers for a very successful meeting. The talks will be uploaded to a as of yet undecided location. We look forward to seeing you all in Bonn next year!

Date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 17:00 - Friday, September 25, 2009 - 15:00

24th Nordic Network Meeting

Nordic 24 poster

Analogous to previous meetings of the network, the conference will start on Thursday (December 3) and will end on Saturday (December 5). There will be three series of lectures, provided by

Furthermore we will have a number of shorter talks by younger researchers.

In addition to the 'official' part of the program, there will be a public lecture on Wednesday evening (December 2) by

For the participants that arrive on Wednesday there will be a pedagogical lecture on Thursday morning:

  • Diederik Roest (University of Groningen)
    "Picking up speed in string cosmology"

The registration has been closed.

Date: 
Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 10:00 - Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 13:00
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