MTd2 spotted this one and called our attention to it: http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/week280.html The brief summary announcement he put at the n-Category Café group blog says: ==quote== This Week’s Finds in Mathematical Physics (Week 280) Posted by John Baez In week280 of This Week’s Finds, hear about the courses taught by Ashtekar and Rovelli at the quantum gravity summer school in Corfu. Ashtekar spoke about loop quantum cosmology, and how it could turn the Big Bang into a Big Bounce. Rovelli spoke about spin foam models, and how the new EPRL model cures many problems of the old Barrett-Crane model. The graviton propagator seems to work! ==endquote== Then if you go to TWF 280 you find an eight-page report that explains a lot of stuff from the QG school in a way that makes it easy to (begin to) understand. Here's how he starts off: "I have a lot to talk about, since I just got back from a quantum gravity summer school in Corfu. I felt a bit like Rip Van Winkle, the character who fell asleep for 20 years and woke to find everything changed. I gave up working on quantum gravity about 4 years ago because so many problems seemed intractable. Now a lot of these have been solved, or at least seen some progress. It was great! There school featured courses by Ashtekar, Barrett, Rivasseau, Rovelli and myself - we each gave 5 hours of lectures. ..." =================== If you want to go to the Corfu QG school website and see the summary of the various lectures and the list of workshop talks then what I find the easiest to remember is to google "QG meetings" The first hit is the list of conferences workshops schools organized/supported by the QG Network. You don't need a password, the google thing is mistaken about that. You just click on the first hit and scroll down to "schools" and you find this: http://www.physics.ntua.gr/corfu2009/qg.html So far they have not posted PDF slide sets for the talks.