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XV Modave Summer School in Mathematical Physics

Modave2019 - (other modave conferences)
8-14 September 2019
Modave, Belgium

The Modave Summer School on Mathematical Physics is a yearly summer school in topics of theoretical physics. Various topics ranging from quantum gravity and cosmology to theoretical particle physics and string theory. The school takes place in Modave, a charming village in the Belgian Ardennes close to Huy. Modave School is organised by PhD students for PhD students, and this makes it rather unique. The courses are taught by Post-Docs or late PhD students, and they are all made of pedagogical, basic blackboard lectures about recent topics in theoretical physics. Participants and lecturers eat and sleep in the same place where the lectures are given. The absence of senior members, and the fact of spending day and night together in an isolated, peaceful place contribute to creating an informal atmosphere and facilitating interactions. Lectures of the fifteenth edition are centered around the following subjects: asymptotic symmetries in gauge theories and the BMS Group, an overview on background-independent quantum gravity, topological field theory, renormalization group and bottom-up holography.


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