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Location: Morelia, Mexico

Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute on Quantum Gravity

Summer School Second Announcement: Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute (PASI) on Quantum Gravity

Dear Colleagues,

Arrangements are now being finalized for a Quantum Gravity summer school (Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute on Quantum Gravity) to be hosted by the Institute for Mathematics of the National Autonomous University Of Mexico (UNAM) in Morelia, Mexico, June 23-July 3, 2010.
Please see http://www.physics.ucsb.edu/~pasi/ for up to date information and the application/financial aid form. Applications should be received by

Jan 31, 2009

to receive full consideration. Please note: We expect to be able to cover all local expenses as well as to provide significant (and, in some cases, full) travel support for participants from the Americas. Unfortuantely, our funding cannot support the expenses of participants based outside the Americas.

Lectures at the school will describe current research in several approaches to quantum gravity, including string theory, loop gravity, and causal dynamical triangulations. Anticipated lecturers include:

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)

Lectures will be appropriate for advanced Ph.D students and beginning postdocs. The goal of the school is to bring together researchers from these different approaches from throughout the americas.

Logistics and Funding:
The location and timing of our school have been chosen to synergize with the 19th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR19), to be held July 5-9, 2010 in Mexico City (see http://www.gr19.com/). We have funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation to support travel and local expenses for participants from throughout the americas. We expect to be able to cover all local expenses as well as to provide significant (and, in some cases, full) travel support for participants from the Americas. Nevertheless, we urge the student’s home institutions to support the students to the maximum possible extent as this will increase the number of students who can participate in our school. Unfortunately, our funding cannot support the expenses of participants based outside the Americas.

Please distribute this announcement to interested students and postdocs.

We look forward to an exciting school!

Sincerely,

Donald Marolf
Alejandro Corichi
Abhay Ashtekar
Maximo Banados