The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) presents a Workshop on Topics in Three Dimensional Gravity.
Gravity in three dimensions has rather special features which makes it particularly suitable for addressing questions related to the quantization of gravity and puzzles concerning black hole physics. AdS3 gravity and in particular AdS3/CFT2 has played a crucial role in black hole microstate counting, and more recently in studying holographic entanglement entropy and higher spin theories.
The Aim of the activity held by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP) and the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), is to provide pedagogical treatment of these subjects in the form of a series of lectures by individual speakers. The activity is intended for theoretical physicists or mathematicians with knowledge of quantum field theory, general relativity and string theory.
Young and talented undergraduates from African Union member states and the Diaspora are encouraged to apply to join our two Master programmes:
Since the year 2001, UNESCO World Science Day for Peace and Development has been celebrated on the 10th of November to echo why science is relevant in our daily lives and to engage the public in debate on related issues. By throwing bridges between science and society, we want to ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in science, while underscoring the role scientists play in broadening our understanding of the remarkable, fragile planet we call home and in making our societies more sustainable.Read more: UNESCO World Science Day 2015
DAAD, as a publicly funded, self-governing organisation of the institutions of higher education in Germany, promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programmes.
The purpose of the programme is to promote inter-university co-operation through academic mobility and to enhance the quality of teaching and research at Sub-Saharan African universities.
DAAD is offering approximately 10 fellowships in 2015.Read more: Staff Exchange in Sub-Saharan Africa: Fellowship Announcement
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