Vienna Summer School 2020 on Gravitational Quantum Physics


September 3 - September 6 2020, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna

The summer school is aimed at young graduate students who want to get familiar with the current status and challenges in exploring the fascinating interface between quantum physics and gravity.

The registration will be open until 14th of June. As places are limited, please register at your earliest convenience.

The Vienna Summer School 2020 will feature introductory lectures into the relevant concepts of both general relativity and quantum theory and will provide an overview of (classical and quantum) tests of gravity and their relevance for fundamental physics. After providing an introduction into the theoretical framework of quantum field theories in and of curved space-time the school will conclude with lectures discussing attempts to unify general relativity and quantum mechanics.

Confirmed lecturers are:

  • Eric Adelberger (University of Washington)
  • Caslav Brukner (University of Vienna)
  • Georgi Dvali (Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich)
  • Renate Loll (Radboud University Nijmegen)
  • Eduardo Martin-Martinez (University of Waterloo)
  • Guglielmo Tino (Universita di Firenze)
  • William Unruh (University of British Columbia)
  • Robert Wald (University of Chicago)
  • Anton Zeilinger (University of Vienna)
  • Magdalena Zych (University of Queensland)

The lectures will be complemented by discussions, networking opportunities and social events. There will also be the possibility to present a poster.

More detailed information about the program and the events can be found on event website.

Complementary event taking place from September 8th to 11th at the same location: the Vienna Quantum Foundations Conference is organized by the IQOQI-Vienna with support from the TURIS research platform.