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).



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
Luis Lehner
Perimeter Institute
Numerical Relativity
Malcolm Perry
DAMTP, Cambridge
Black Holes


We will have a programme of five hour-long lectures per day, from 9:00 until 17:30. Coffee and lunch will be provided. The detailed schedule will be announced closer to the school

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.


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).


Please register your interest by 30 June 2022 by filling in a simple form here.

If you require a visa to enter the Czech Republic, please have your supervisor send us a short recommendation letter to gravity-prague@fzu.cz. We will not be able to support visa applications without such a supporting letter received by 30th June 2022.



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


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