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.


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