12-16 November 2012
Europe/Copenhagen timezone
General This PhD school in Copenhagen will give PhD students and other interested researchers a state-of-the-art introduction to a number of recent exciting topics in gravity, string theory and in particular applications of holography. The course is intended for PhD students and other researchers working in theoretical high energy physics, cosmology and mathematics, but one of the courses (see below) may also be interesting for those working in the area of theoretical condensed matter physics. The school is organized by the Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology Group and the Niels Bohr International Academy and will be held at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen. The course is also an event of the DFG school Models of Gravity. The deadline for registration is October 21. Participation in the school is free. For participants coming from outside Copenhagen there exists the possibility to apply for support for local accommodation. For those wishing to apply for support, there is an earlier deadline September 27. Those that cannot be supported, or do not need support, can find information on affordable accommodation possibilities on this page. Scientific Programme External lecturers Ben Craps (VUB): Holographic thermalization in field theories Jan de Boer (University of Amsterdam): Black Holes in String Theory Gordon Semenoff (University of British Columbia, Vancouver & NBI): Introduction to AdS/CFT For abstracts of the lectures see the Scientific Programme page in the menu. See also the timetable (subject to minor changes). Format On each day there will be one 2-hour morning lecture and one 2-hour afternoon lecture. The 2-hour lectures are divided into two blocks of 50 minutes with a 20 minute coffee break in between. This will provide an extra opportunity for lecturers and students to interact. Further on three afternoons there will be 1-hour exercise sessions. Dinner A dinner for all participants will be organized on Tuesday evening at 19.00 at Spiseloppen in Christiania. Guided tour of the NBI We have organized a guided tour of the Niels Bohr Institute during which you will hear about the works and life of Niels Bohr and his contemporaries. This will take place on Wednesday morning at 10.00. The tour starts at the reception and will be given by Felicity Pors from the Niels Bohr Archive. Sponsor This PhD school is funded by the Faculty of Science of the University of Copenhagen and the Rosenfeld Foundation. Contact persons Organizers: Jelle Hartong & Niels Obers
School secretary: Anna Maria Rey
Contact email: blackholo2012 AT nbi.dk
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