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.