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.

Social Events

An informal welcome reception will be held on Sunday, September 9th from 18h00 to 22h00 at Jatka78.
Details about the social dinner will be given in the next weeks.

Registration

Please fill in the registration form then click "Submit".
The registration deadline is 30/06/2018, and the successful applicant will be contacted shortly after that date.

*IMPORTANT*
If you need a visa to travel to che Czech Republic, please select the corresponding option, and have a recommendation letter sent from your supervisor to the address gravity‑prague@fzu.cz. Please make sure we receive this letter by June 30, 2018 at the latest. Applications requiring visas without letters of recommendation by this deadline will not be considered.

You will receive an e-mail confirmation with your submitted data.

Fields market with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

*First name
*Surname
*Gender
*E-mail
*Affiliation
*Country
*Current Status
Name of supervisor
Topics of Research
*Presenting a poster
*Will you need a visa
*Dietary restrictions
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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