Master/PhD Programs in Physics, Famagusta, Cyprus

The objectives of the two-year MS program and four-year PhD program in physics are, within a physics curriculum, to provide the students with knowledge of the advanced methods of modern theoretical physics.

The student will be integrated from the very beginning into the physics group of Eastern Mediterranean University, and are expected to MS/PhD thesis during the second/fourth year.

All the lectures will be given in English.

A limited number of fellowships is available.

The 5th Conference of the Polish Society on Relativity, Wojanow, Poland

The 5th Conference of the Polish Society on Relativity will consist of two parts, devoted, respectively, to classical and quantum gravity.

The first part will cover mathematical structures in classical gravity, exact solutions of Einstein equations, physics of black holes, cosmological models, alternative models of gravity, and the research related to the recent detection of gravitational waves.

The second part will be devoted to discussion of basic tools of quantum gravity and noncommutative geometry, in particular quantum space-times, quantum phase spaces, and quantum symmetries. We will consider quantum gravity models e.g. LQG (loop quantum gravity), matrix models and discretized approach to Feynman description of quantized gravity and new approaches to string theory.

We will focus on the following subjects:
1. Properties of Einstein’s equations and exact solutions.
2. Numerical methods in solving Einstein equations.
3. Black holes: formalism and properties.
4. Relativistic astrophysics: cosmology and dark matter/dark energy problem.
5. Gravitational waves: theory and experiment.
6. Quantum space-times and quantum symmetries.
7. Noncommutative geometries and quantum gravity framework.
8. Models of quantum gravity: Loop Quantum Gravity.
9. Models of quantum gravity: functional integration approach, e.g. CDT (Causal Dynamical Triangulation)
10. Quantum gravity and development in superstring theory (metastrings).

Summer school on relativistic accretion, Bremen, Germany

The Research Training Group (RTG) „Models of Gravity“ organises a summer school on relativistic accretion in September, 26-30, at the University of Bremen, Germany. The full title of the summer school is “Relativistic accretion: theoretical models and their application to observations”, the main foci of the school are the analytical models, current state of observational data from accretion discs around astrophysical black holes and Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN), and the application of the theoretical models for determination of the properties of astrophysical compact objects from observations.

Confirmed Speakers:

Marek A. Abramowicz, N. Copernicus Astronomical Center, Warsaw, Poland.
Wolfgang J. Duschl, Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet, Kiel, Germany.
Vladimir Karas, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
Odele Straub, LUTH, Observatoire de Paris, France

The registration deadline is on August 29. More info can be found by clicking on the “external link” above.