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Modave 2018
Modave 2018 16-21 September 2018 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 fourteenth edition are centered around the following subjects: the weak gravity conjecture, AdS/CFT, QFT in curved spacetime, 2+1 dualities and fuzzballs.

Modave2017
Modave2017 10-16 September 2017 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 thirteenth edition are centered around the following subjects: bulk reconstruction in AdS/CFT, twistor theory, AdS$_2$/CFT$_1$ and SYK, geometry and topology, and asymptotic charges.

Modave2015
Modave2015 13-18 September 2015 Modave, Belgium
The Modave Summer School in Mathematical Physics is organized by Belgian PhD students. The aim is to study tools useful for research in theoretical physics of fundamental interactions, generally supposed to be known but too seldom explained in details. The school consists of a series of courses (in English) delivered in an informal and relaxed atmosphere, encouraging the participants to interact with the speakers. The courses are aimed at young graduate students and therefore begin with the basics, are synthetic and overall self-contained.
Modave2014
Modave2014 1- 5 September 2014 Modave, Belgium
The Modave Summer School in Mathematical Physics is organized by enthusiastic PhD students from Belgian universities (ULB, VUB, KUL and UGent) for other young PhD students or post-docs from all around the globe. The main goal is to present pedagogical lectures on different topics in theoretical physics, ranging from introductory to advanced subjects.

The lectures of the tenth edition were centered around two subjects: cosmology and exact results in QFT. The specific topics that were selected, were: Introduction to modern cosmology, QFT on de Sitter space, Analysis of Planck data, Matrix/vector models and large N limits, N=2 SUSY, SUSY on curved space and Introduction to quantum integrability.

Modave 2013
Modave 2013 September 1-7, 2013 Modave, Belgium
The aim of the Modave Summer School in Mathematical Physics is to study recent topics in theoretical physics of fundamental interactions. In practice, the school consists of a series of lectures, supposed to begin with the basics, be synthetic and as self-contained as possible. The Modave Summer School in Mathematical Physics is organized by PhD students from belgian universities (ULB,VUB,KUL) exclusively for PhD students and post-docs, and is supported by the International Solvay Institutes. Lectures of this ninth edition of the school presented in these proceedings include: Introduction to Black Hole Evaporation, Localization and supersymmetry on curved space, Entanglement entropy, Holographic superconductors, and Physics from the S-matrix: Scattering Amplitudes without Lagrangians.
Modave VIII
Modave VIII 26th august - 1st september 2012 Modave, Belgium
The Modave Summer School in Mathematical Physics is organized by enthusiastic PhD students from Belgian universities (ULB, VUB, KUL) for other young PhD students or post-docs from all around Europe. The main goal is to present introductory and pedagogical lectures on theoretical physic topics, ranging from basics to research subjects.

The topics presented in these proceedings of the Eighth edition are: Introduction to Conformal Field Theories, Thermodynamics of String Gas, Higher Spin Theory, Introduction to Universality and Renormalisation Group Techniques and Duality Symmetric Approaches to String and M-theo