4 - 15 September 2017 - Saalburg Summer School

4. - 15. September


The 23rd “Saalburg” Summer School

Where: Wolfersdorf, Thüringen
When: From afternoon of Sunday, 04.09.16 to afternoon of Friday, 16.09.16
Participants: Up to 35 PhD students
Cost: Travel plus 150 Euro
Deadline: 30 June 2017
Topic: The school focuses on quantum field theory, particle physics and (quantum) gravity, but other related areas of theoretical and mathematical physics (e.g. aspects of string theory, condensed matter physics, quantum information) also receive attention.
Lecturer 1: M. Bañados (Santiago de Chile) - Three dimensional gravity
Lecturer 2:L. Covi (Göttingen) - Dark matter, baryogenesis and all that 
Lecturer 3: J. de Boer (Amsterdam) - Entanglement 
Lecturer 4: R. Durrer (Geneva) - Cosmology, where smallest and largest scales meet M. Serone (SISSA, Trieste) Exact perturbation theory

The idea of this summer school is to learn new and old methods relevant to modern theoretical physics, formal as well as phenomenological. This is important especially for soon-to-be postdocs who need to broaden their view and skills in order to be competitive and versatile in changing collaborations. The aim of the school is to provide first hands-on experience with those topics. Accordingly, special emphasis is placed on exercises in small groups, complementing three hours of morning lectures. In the afternoon, the lecturers guide the students through a set of exemplary problems, which illustrate and expand on the main points of the lectures. The atmosphere is informal and lively discussions are encouraged.

Organized by Arthur Hebecker (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg), Ivo Sachs (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Stefan Theisen (Albert-Einstein-Institut Potsdam) and Olaf Lechtenfeld (Leibniz Universität Hannover).

Further information can be found here.