Aug 17 – 20, 2016
Nordita, Stockholm
Europe/Stockholm timezone


Wallenbergsalen, on the Stockholm University Kräftriket campus, Stockholm, Sweden.

Directions to Wallenbergsalen from Nordita and the hotels

Directions to the Museum of Modern Art, for the dinner on riday evening


This conference is organized in connection with the Nordita program Black Holes and Emergent Spacetime. The conference will provide a forum for discussing recent advances in gravitational theory and its interplay with quantum theory, with a focus on quantum aspects of black holes and the holographic nature of space-time.

International Advisory Committee

  • Jan de Boer, University of Amsterdam
  • Charlotte Kristjansen, University of Copenhagen
  • Bengt Nilsson, Chalmers University
  • Ashoke Sen, Harish-Chandra Research Institute
  • Andrew Strominger, Harvard University
  • Leonard Susskind, Stanford University
  • Marika Taylor, University of Southampton
  • Herman Verlinde, Princeton University

Invited Speakers

  • Jan de Boer, University of Amsterdam
  • Mirjam Cvetic, University of Pennsylvania
  • Thomas Hartman, Cornell University, USA
  • Gary Horowitz, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
  • Veronika Hubeny, UC Davis, USA
  • Daniel Jafferis, Harvard University, USA
  • David Lowe, Brown University, USA
  • Shiraz Minwalla, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, India
  • Kyriakos Papododimas, CERN Theory Division, Switzerland
  • Mukund Rangamani, UC Davis, USA
  • Eva Silverstein, Stanford University, USA
  • Andrew Strominger, Harvard University
  • Marika Taylor, University of Southampton
  • Gerhard 't Hooft, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Erik Verlinde, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Herman Verlinde, Princeton University

Contributed talks

In addition to the invited presentations, there will be a limited number of contributed talks. If you are interested in giving a talk, please mark the corresponding field in the application form and provide a title and abstract in the space provided. You will be notified shortly after the registration deadline whether your talk has been selected.

Slides from talks


There will be three full days of talks followed by a half day on Saturday morning.



If you want to register for the conference, please go to the application form. Due to space restrictions, the total number of participants may have to be limited. Please note that participants attending the Nordita program on Black Holes and Emergent Spacetime during the dates of the conference are automatically registered for participation.

Registration deadline: July 1, 2016

There is no registration fee.


Reduced rates will be available at Arcadia Hotel and BizApartments. In order to get the reduced rate, please mention that you are participating in a Nordita event when making your reservation.

Sponsored by:

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Supported by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences through its Nobel Institute for Physics
The Oskar Klein Centre Knut och Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelse

Nordita, Stockholm