Summer School for Graduate Students
WHEN: 02 - 13 September 2013
duration: 12 days (11 workdays, 1 excursion day)
arrival: afternoon of Sunday, 01.09.13
departure: afternoon of Friday, 13.09.13
WHO: PhD students in Theoretical Physics
up to 35 students may participate
HOW: By electronic application
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deadline: 30 June 2013
cost for students: travel expenses plus 150 euro school fee; food and lodging are generously funded by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation
WHY: To Get Acquainted With New Research Topics and Methods
The idea is to learn the basics of relatively new research areas relevant to modern theoretical physics, formal as well as phenomenological. This is important especially for soon-to-be postdocs who need to broaden their view and skills in order to be competitive and versatile in changing collaborations. The aim of the school is to provide first hands-on experience with those topics. Accordingly, special emphasis is given to exercises in small groups, complementing three hours of morning lectures. In the afternoon, the lecturers will guide the students through a set of exemplary problems, which illustrate and expand on the main points of the lectures. The atmosphere will be informal, and lively discussion is encouraged.
By WHOM: The Organizers:
Arthur Hebecker, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Olaf Lechtenfeld, Leibniz Universität Hannover
Ivo Sachs, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Stefan Theisen, Albert-Einstein-Institut Potsdam
Andreas Wipf, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Beyond standard model signatures P. Langacker Princeton, University and IAS Higher-spin theory: problems and perspectives D. Francia Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa Effective field theory and its application to quantum gravity J. Donoghue Univ. of Massachusetts at Amherst Geometry and topology in physics T. Weigand Universität Heidelberg Dynamics of the string theory landscape B. Freivogel Universiteit van Amsterdam
The instruction language is English.
Some lecture notes may appear later and will be made available here.
08:00 breakfast buffet 09:00 first lecture (90 mins, 15 mins break) 10:45 coffee break (change of lecturer) 11:15 second lecture (90 mins, 15 mins break) 13:00 lunch break (choice between two meals) 16:00 exercises in small groups (with coffee/cookies) 19:00 dinner (cold cuts etc.) 20:00 solution to problems: presentation, discussion
From the north or east: Exit autobahn A4 (Dresden-Frankfurt) at "Stadtroda" (exit 55) onto L1076 in the direction of Stadtroda. After 5 km (in Stadtroda) turn left onto L1077. Continue for 9 km until you enter Wolfersdorf on Dorfstraße.
From the west: Exit autobahn A4 (Frankfurt-Dresden) at "Jena-Göschwitz" (exit 53) onto B88 in the direction of Kahla. After 3 km turn left onto K166. After 8 km and several turns take a right onto L1062. After 1 km turn left onto L2319. After 3.5 km turn left onto L1111 and enter Trockenborn. After 2 km you meet L1077 (Dorfstraße).
From the south: Exit autobahn A9 (Munich-Berlin) at "Dittersdorf" (exit 27) onto L1077 in the direction of Neustadt an der Orla. Continue for 18 km on L1077 until you enter Wolfersdorf (on Dorfstraße).
The Deutsche Bahn AG serve Jena Westbahnhof (18 km), Stadtroda (8 km) and Neustadt (Orla) (7 km) as the nearest train stations. There is an infrequent bus service from Jena Westbahnhof, Stadtroda or Neustadt (Orla) to Wolfersdorf -- please check the Sunday schedule! It may be advisable to team up for a taxi at the final leg of your trip. Note: The Stadtroda train station is located 1 km outside the village and deserted at night (no taxis).