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Josh Hoffman: on 8/18/22 at 20:35pm UTC, wrote Dear Colleagues, We are very happy to announce the XV Tonale Winter School...

Josh Hoffman: on 8/18/22 at 20:32pm UTC, wrote The Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum...

Joe Schindler: on 9/21/21 at 17:40pm UTC, wrote Nottingham Centre of Gravity Inaugural Colloquia As part of its launch,...

Zeeya Merali: on 3/11/19 at 13:52pm UTC, wrote The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to March 15. The ...

Pentcho Valev: on 1/22/13 at 15:30pm UTC, wrote I am afraid any such seminars are pointless as long as one continues to...

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Ryan05: on 3/5/10 at 8:41am UTC, wrote Great information about the upcoming conferences and events. I always...

August 18, 2022

CATEGORY: Physics Announcements [back]
TOPIC: Upcoming Conferences and Meetings [refresh]
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FQXi Administrator Josh Hoffman wrote on Aug. 18, 2022 @ 20:35 GMT
Dear Colleagues,

We are very happy to announce the XV Tonale Winter School on Cosmology.

The school is addressed to advanced master students/ PhD students/ early postdocs in Cosmology and will cover both theoretical and observational aspects of modern cosmology, with a lecture series delivered by four scientists in the field.

We would very much appreciate it if you could forward the announcement below to the students at your institute and to anyone else you think might be interested. You can find more information at

Of course, in case of forced cancellation of the event, the fees will be fully reimbursed.

We apologise if you have already received this message.

Best regards,

The Organising Committee:

Iris Feldt, Giorgio Laverda, Matteo Maturi, Cornelius Rampf, Massimiliano Rinaldi, Javier Rubio




Passo del Tonale - Italy

4 - 10 December 2022


*The school is aimed mainly at advanced master students/ PhD students/ early postdocs in Cosmology. It will cover both theoretical and observational aspects of modern cosmology.

*The lecture series will be delivered by

Beatrice Bonga (U Radboud)

Gravitational waves & black holes

Fabio Finelli (Bologna Observatory)

Inflation & B-modes

Michelle Lochner (U of the Western Cape)

Machine Learning

Massimo Meneghetti (Bologna Observatory)

Gravitational Lensing

*Registration is NOW OPEN: the deadline is 16th October 2022. To register, please visit our website:

Given the large number of applications we strongly suggest registering as soon as possible. Note that we will accept a maximum of 40 participants.

For any further questions please email

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FQXi Administrator Josh Hoffman wrote on Aug. 18, 2022 @ 20:32 GMT

The Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

Current Status and Relation to Other Interpretations

Center for Quantum Science and Technology

Tel-Aviv University, 18-24 October 2022

The MWI solves the measurement problem, avoids action at a distance and indeterminism and does not contradict empirical evidence. Why, then, it is not in the consensus? The workshop will aim to promote the ongoing debate on the foundations of quantum mechanics by dealing with the major open questions regarding the MWI and its alternatives.

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FQXi Administrator Joe Schindler wrote on Sep. 21, 2021 @ 17:40 GMT
Nottingham Centre of Gravity Inaugural Colloquia

As part of its launch, the Nottingham Centre of Gravity (NCoG) is organising a series of Inaugural Colloquia. The NCoG brings together Nottingham's internationally leading expertise in gravitational physics in the School of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Physics and Astronomy and plans to expand it into new areas. It will be built on six overlapping pillars of gravitational research: fundamental physics, mathematics, cosmology, relativistic astrophysics, experiment, and data & modeling. The six Inaugural Colloquia will span these fields.

The Colloquia will be broadcast via Zoom and all are welcome to attend. Please feel free to share this with friends and colleagues.

The schedule of talks is given below, with the first talk by Cumrun Vafa (Harvard) taking place on October 6, 2021. You can access all the talks through the following link:

We also encourage participants to register by filling in the following form in order to receive reminders and updates of forthcoming talks:

NCoG colloquia schedule

October 6 2021, 3pm UK time

Speaker: Cumrun Vafa (Harvard)

Title: String Landscape and the Swampland

Abstract: String theory landscape of vacua point to new consistency conditions that a quantum gravitational system must satisfy. There are only a small number of quantum field theories that satisfy these conditions and all the rest belong to the `Swampland' which cannot be consistently coupled to gravity. In this talk I review some of these conditions and their implications for cosmology and particle physics.

December 8 2021, 3pm UK time

Speaker: Anna Watts (Amsterdam)

January 19 2022, 3pm UK time

Speaker: Mihalis Dafermos (Cambridge & Princeton)

February 23 2022, 3pm UK time

Speaker: Lam Hui (Columbia)

April 6 2022, 3pm UK time

Speaker: Sheila Rowan (Glasgow)

June 8 2021, 3pm UK time

Speaker: Luis Lehner (Perimeter)

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