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Morelia QG School lineup-first US supported QG school

  1. Nov 25, 2009 #1


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    Morelia QG School lineup---first US supported QG school

    Here's the lineup of speakers, and a general information website on the school.

    One interesting thing is that the European Science Foundation (ESF) has been supporting a series of these oneweek or twoweek schools aimed at getting graduate students and postdocs into QG research.

    The first was at Zakopane ski resort in early 2007. Two people then posting a lot at PF took part. There was another at Zakopane 2009, and at Corfu 2009. There've been some other similar workshops etc--it's not a complete list.
    The schools are primarily for advanced graduate students ready to start research. But they also serve the needs of postdocs wanting to get in to QG.

    The ESF has been funding these schools and related conferences thru its QG network (Nottingham) and Enrage network (Utrecht). But so far the US National Science Foundation (NSF) has not funded any such schools. The need to help grad students into QG research has not been officially recognized by US funding agencies.

    This is the first QG school to be held in North America, and the first such school funded by NSF.

    It will be longer in duration (June 23-July 3) and broader in scope (including some string).

    The lecturers at the school will be:
    Abhay Ashtekar (Penn State U.)
    Máximo Bañados (Universidad Católica)
    Alejandro Corichi (UNAM-Morelia)
    Scott Dodelson (Fermilab)
    Laurent Freidel (Perimeter Institute)
    Alberto Güijosa (ICN-UNAM)
    Veronika Hubeny (Durham U.)
    Clifford Johnson (USC)
    Per Kraus (UCLA)
    Renate Loll (Utrecht U.)
    Carlo Rovelli (U. Marseille)
    Robert Wald (U. Chicago)

    The mission statement says
    "Lectures at the school will describe current research in several approaches to quantum gravity, including string theory, loop gravity, and causal dynamical triangulations. Lectures will be appropriate for advanced Ph.D students are beginning postdocs..."
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2009
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