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Registration for Loops’19 is now open. Abstracts for the parallel session talks can now be submitted for consideration. The deadline for abstract submission is March 17, 2019.
The international conference Loops’19 will be held at the University Park campus of Penn State from Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21, 2019. Loops’19 is the most recent conference in a long tradition of biannual meetings focused on loop quantum gravity and background independent approaches to quantum gravity.
Invited plenary speakers include: Ivan Agullo (LSU), Abhay Ashtekar (Penn State), Benjamin Bahr (DESY), Norbert Bodendorfer (U. Regensburg), Valentin Bonzom (U. Paris 13), Bianca Dittrich (Perimeter), Pietro Dona (Penn State), Netta Engelhardt (Princeton), Florian Girelli (U. Waterloo), Janet Ling-Yan Hung (Fudan U.), Jerzy Lewandowski (U. Warsaw), Beatriz Elizaga Navascues (FAU Erlangen-Nuernberg), Karim Noui (U. Tours), Javier Olmedo (LSU), Tomasz Pawlowski (U. Warsaw), Alejandro Perez (CPT Marseille), Alessia Platania (Heidelberg U.), Carlo Rovelli (CPT Marseille), Thomas Thiemann (FAU Erlangen-Nuernberg), Yidun Wan (Fudan U.).
The scientific program of Loops’19 will highlight recent developments in quantum gravity research, structural and computational aspects of loop quantum gravity, applications to black hole physics and cosmology. The conference is preceded by the Loops’19 Summer School held at Bard College (NY) on June 10 – 14, 2019 and followed by the IGC@25 conference celebrating the 25 years of the Institute for Gravitation & the Cosmos, also held at Penn State on June 24 – 27, 2019. The linked page allows you to register to both Loops’19 and IGC@25 at a reduced bundled fee.
While you can submit an abstract before registration, we encourage you to register at the same time as registration will close once the capacity of the auditorium is reached. Only registered participants will be able to make presentations at the conference.
A welcome reception will be held on Sunday, June 16 and the conference banquet will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Additional details will be posted on the conference website (see the external link).