Jan 7 – 18, 2013
Europe/Stockholm timezone

The 4th annual Nordita Winter School on Theoretical Physics

7-18 January, 2013

→ see new links to reading material and the preliminary schedule.

→ links to the final report


Nordita, Stockholm, Sweden


The purpose of this winter school is to provide PhD students and young postdocs in the Nordic countries with introductory courses in a range of the most important topics in the field of theoretical astrophysics. Furthermore, the school will provide a way to bring together students and young postdocs across different fields, research institutions and countries.

Preliminary time table: There will be two 90 min regular lectures each day. At the end of each day there will be an opportunity for a seminar or two short talks, for example by some of the students or by guests and other scientists. Also, have scheduled 3 informal group sessions (Grp1-3), where groups of ~10 students talk with each teacher in turn for about 45 min.

Topics of School

  • Black hole accretion discs,
  • gamma-ray bursts and their afterglows,
  • particle acceleration and relativistic shocks,
  • neutron star mergers and gravitational waves,
  • Extragalactic CRs and high-energy neutrinos

Confirmed lecturers

  • Marek Abramowicz (Gothenburg)
  • Michael Kachelriess (Trondheim)
  • Gareth Murphy (Dublin)
  • Juri Poutanen (Oulu)
  • Stephan Rosswog (Stockholm)
  • Felix Ryde (Stockholm)
  • B.S. Sathyaprakash (Cardiff)

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Reading material

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The school is mainly intended for PhD students and young postdocs from the Nordic countries.

Accepted applicants will receive financial support for travel expenses (within the Nordic countires), and accomodation in a Stockholm hotel will be provided.

Applications should include a one page CV and a recommendation letter (e.g. from the supervisor). Applications are accepted electronically using the application form linked to in the menu.

Application opens: 21 October, 2012.

Deadline for applications: 20 November, 2012.

Sponsored by

Nordita NordForsk