This summer, Eric Bergshoeff will turn 60! To commemorate this special occasion, we are organising an Eric-fest on Saturday October 10, 2015. You are all very welcome to come to Groningen on this day to celebrate this together with Eric.

Please note: Eric is NOT AWARE of this being organised, so please keep quiet and don't mention the Eric-fest to him!

During the Eric-fest, there will be a scientific programme consisting of talks by Ana Achucarro (Leiden), Bernard de Wit (Nikhef/Utrecht), Paul Townsend (Cambridge), Renata Kallosh (Stanford, TBC) and Thomas van Riet (Leuven). In addition there will of course be room for social interaction and a conference dinner in the evening.

On the day following the symposium, there is a 4-mile running event in Groningen, which Eric loves to participate in. It would be great if he could complete the 4 mile this year while being accompanied by his scientific friends. Therefore, if anybody is interested in joining Eric in this, please let us know and we will arrange a ticket for you.

Registration is now open. The participants list can be found here. When available, the programme can be found here.

Practical information: The symposium will take place in the Van Swinderen Huys in downtown Groningen (Oude Boteringestraat 19, next to the Academy building). If needed, you should book your own accomodation; closeby possibilities can be found here. There is no conference fee, and free lunch and dinner will be provided on Saturday for all participants.

Saturday October 10, 2015