Petnica Summer Institute 2022: Summer School on General Relativity, Petnica, Serbia

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Date:  2022-08-01  -  2022-08-10

Location:  Petnica, Valjevo, Serbia

We are happy to present Petnica Summer Institute 2022 – Summer School on General Relativity. Petnica Summer Institute (PSI) aims to provide lectures to undergraduate and early graduate students by senior PhD students, young postdocs and researchers. PSI is organized every summer in Petnica Science Center (Valjevo, Serbia) and it covers a wide range of topics in theoretical physics and astrophysics. The school is supported by The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, Trieste) and International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA, Trieste).

This year’s topic is General Relativity. Following the recent detection of gravitational waves by LIGO, this is a perfect time to learn about GR and discuss recent progress and future developments of the theory and experiments.

The aim: The school aims to provide an intensive and thorough course on General Relativity and its applications. The school is not limited to lectures, but will also include daily discussion sessions, problem solving and independent work.

For whom: The school is intended for senior undergraduate and early graduate students mainly from the Balkans region. All lectures will be given in English, so we also welcome students from anywhere abroad. Exceptional younger students and interested graduate students will also be considered.

By whom: Lectures will be given by senior PhD students, young postdocs, but also by some senior researchers. The lecturers come from various European and US institutions.

Application procedure: In order to apply, please fill the form on the website . One letter of recommendation should be sent to psi (at) directly by a referee.

The application deadline is: Jun 10th, 2022. The full expenses for meals and accommodation are 350 Euros per participant (there is no participation fee). The organizers will be able to provide partial or full financial support for a number of students. Please make sure that you apply before this date! Late applications will be considered in case of available places, but the applicants will not be granted any financial support.

Core topics: Special Theory of Relativity; General Theory of Relativity; Gravitational Waves; Black Holes; Cosmology; BH Thermodynamics and Quantum Gravity

Lecturers on site: Mateja Boskovic (SISSA, Trieste); Giovanni Cabass (IAS, Princeton); Nicola Franchini (SISSA, Trieste); Riccardo Penco (Carnegie Mellon University); Marko Simonovic (CERN, Geneva); Marija Tomasevic (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris)

Additional topics and lecturers will be announced on the website.