Thematic six-weeks program at Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris.
January 09th - February 17th, 2023.
The scope of the program is to bring together researchers who are working on quantum gravity from various perspectives and approaches, with an emphasis on the random geometry point of view and on more recent holographic developments. The main goal is to intensify the fruitful interactions between the researchers in these and related communities in order to make significant progress on the outstanding problems in quantum gravity.
The thematic six-weeks program will include two workshops (weeks 2 and 5), introductory lectures (weeks 1 and 4), two general public lectures, and more (informal gatherings and seminars).
Week 2 (January 16-20, 2023): Quantum Gravity and Random Geometry
Week 5 (February 6-10, 2023): Tensor Models and Holography
Week 1 (January 9-13, 2023):
Jan Ambjorn (NBI, Denmark): "Lattice gravity"
Florian Girelli (U. Waterloo, Canada): "Quantum groups in a (coco) nutshell"
Simone Speziale (CPT, Marseille, France): "Twisted geometries and spin network states"
Week 4 (January 30 to February 3, 2023):
Robert de Mello Koch (Univ. Witwatersrand, South Africa): "Holography for Higher Spin Gravity"
Razvan Gurau (Heidelberg U., Germany): "From random tensors to tensor field theory"
Sanjaye Ramgoolam (Queen Mary U., UK): "Groups, algebras and hidden symmetries of matrix/tensor models"
January 30, 2023: Lecture for high school students* by Frank Ferrari (Univ. Libre Bruxelles, Belgium)
Organizing committee :
John Barrett (University of Nottingham)
Dario Benedetti (CNRS, École Polytechnique)
Joseph Ben Geloun (Université Sorbonne Paris Nord)
Renate Loll (Radboud University Nijmegen)