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 to the universe.

The school is co-organised by CEICO, a new institute at 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 sort out their own accommodation (see Venue and Accommodation).

You can download the Gravity@Prague poster in low and high resolution.

Lecturers

LECTURER TOPIC
Geoffrey Compère Infrared Structure of Gravity
Matthias Gaberdiel Higher-Spin Field Theories
Zohar Komargodski Conformal Field Theory
Samaya N. Nissanke Gravitational Waves
Antonio Padilla The Cosmological Constant
Leonardo Senatore Effective Field Theory of Large Scale Structure
Alexander Vilenkin Inflation and the Multiverse

Programme*

*PROVISIONAL

PROGRAMME Monday
10/09/2018
Tuesday
11/09/2018
Wednesday
12/09/2018
Thursday
13/09/2018
Friday
14/09/2018
9:00-10:30 GW GW CFT IR-GRAV IR-GRAV
10:30-11:00 BREAK
11:00-12:30 EFT-LSS EFT-LSS CFT CC IR-GRAV
12:30-14:00 LUNCH
14:00-15:30 EFT-LSS CC CC HS HS
15:30-16:00 BREAK
16:00-17:30 GW CFT DISCUSSION HS INF-MUL

Venue and Accommodation

Lectures will be held at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Troja, Prague 8.

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 sort out their accommodation; we recommend to book your stay well in advance as September is still high season in Prague.

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Social Events

A welcome reception at the bistro of the Jatka 78 theatre on Sunday, 9 September at 18:00 before the lectures start.

A social dinner at Pavilon Grébovka in the evening of Wednesday 12 September.

These two events will be free to participants. Significant others are welcome at own cost (850 CZK for the reception and 1000 CZK for the dinner).

Registration

Registrations are now closed.

Committees

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME COMMITTEE


LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE


SPONSORS

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