Matfyz is hosting a summer school on gravity

The summer school Gravity@Prague 2018 focuses on various aspects of the description of the gravitational interaction in different contexts stretching from cosmology to quantum gravity. It is beginning on Monday September 10 in lecture hall T1 in the Troja campus.

More than 100 students from about 25 countries will entertain 6 series of lectures by prominent world-leading experts in modern subjects of the intensely developing field of research such as the studies of gravity waves or the theory of the origin and development of the large structure of the Universe. Besides that, lectures in the conformal field theory or higher spin field theory are promising to boost participants’ theoretical backgrounds.

Among the highlights of the meeting there will be a special lecture delivered by a renown expert on the cosmological inflation and the birth of the Universe Alexander Vilenkin, a professor of physics and a director of the Institute of cosmology of the Tufts University in Medford, MA. Prof. Vilenkin, a member of the American physical society and an author of more than 200 scientific publications, is often regarded as one of the founders of the modern view of the quantum origin of the Universe; besides that, he is a great promoter of science for general public.

Gravity@Prague 2018 will also welcome other distinguished scientists working on modern gravity theories. These are, namely, Geoffrey Compere from Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), Matthias Gaberdiel from ETH Zürich (Switzerland), Zohar Komargodski from the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), Samaya Nissanke from the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), Antonio Padilla from the University of Nottingham (UK) and Leonardo Senatore from Stanford (USA).

Gravity@Prague 2018 is co-organized by the IPNP and CEICO, the Central European Institute for Cosmology and Fundamental Physics of the Physics institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

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