About

This school will feature a set of advanced lecture courses around the theme of gravity given by experts in the field. The courses will be aimed at advanced graduate students and young postdocs with a strong interest in the theoretical aspect of gravity and applications of the theory to modelling the universe.

The school is co-organised by CEICO, a centre in the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences for research in cosmology, gravity and fundamental physics and the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague. We are bringing eminent lecturers from the global community and hope to foster a diverse audience. There will be limited space for the presentation of a poster, but no submitted talks by participants are planned.

There is no registration fee, but participants should arrange their own accommodation (see Venue).

Programme

LECTURERS

LECTURER TOPIC
Claudia de Rham
Imperial College London
Effective Field Theory of Gravity
Roberto Emparan
ICREA and U. Barcelona
Advanced Topics in Black Holes
Marc Henneaux
U. Libre de Bruxelles
Asymptotic Structure of Spacetime
Veronika Hubeny
UC Davis
Holography
Luis Lehner
Perimeter Institute
Numerical Relativity
Malcolm Perry
DAMTP, Cambridge
Black Holes


LECTURE SCHEDULE

We will have a programme of five hour-long lectures per day, from 9:00 until 17:00. Coffee and lunch will be provided.

PROGRAMME Monday
19/09/2022
Tuesday
20/09/2022
Wednesday
21/09/2022
Thursday
22/09/2022
Friday
23/09/2022
8:30-9:00 Welcome
9:00-10:00 BH BH BH ABH ABH
10:05-11:05 EFT EFT EFT Holo Holo
11:05-11:30 COFFEE
11:30-12:30 BH NR NR NR ASoS
12:30-14:30 LUNCH
14:30-15:30 Posters Holo ABH Posters Holo
15:30-16:00 COFFEE
16:00-17:00 EFT NR FREE ABH Closing


POSTERS

There will be two poster sessions during the school. On Monday 19/09 and Thursday 22/09, posters will be set up before the start of the day's lectures. We have already contacted you if you have been accepted to present your poster.
The poster stands accept a maximum size of 150 cm by 100 cm.


Venue and Accommodation

Lectures will be held at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Troja, Prague 8.
We will not be offering a hybrid component or remote presence during the school.

The closest bus stops are Pelc Tyrolka (bus line 112) and Kuchyňka (bus line 201). The closest station is Nádraží Holešovice, reached by the Metro Line C (red line) and several tram lines, from which one can take the bus 201 or walk about 1.5km across the Troja Bridge (Trojský Most) or the Bridge of the Barricade Fighters (Most Barikádníků). Google Maps has the Prague public transportation timetables and can be reliably used to gauge travel time when choosing accommodation.

Participants are expected to arrange their accommodation; we recommend to book your stay well in advance as September is still high season in Prague.

Tourist information about Prague and the Czech Republic can be found on many comprehensive resources online, such as Wikivoyage (Czech Republic and Prague) and the official Prague tourist website. More about events and culture in Prague can be found on expats.cz and GoOut.


SOCIAL EVENTS

A social dinner will be held at Pavilon Grébovka in the evening of Wednesday 21 September.
This event will be free to participants. Significant others are welcome at own cost (1000 CZK, payable during the school).

Registration

The registrations are now closed. We will be contacting you soon with the results of our acceptance process.

LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE

CONTACT US

If you have any questions, please contact us by email at gravity-prague@fzu.cz

SPONSORS

CEICO
FZU
Charles University - Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
EU - Operational Programme Research, Development and Education
Ministery of Education, Youth and Sports