July 29, 2024 to August 23, 2024
Albano Building 3
Europe/Stockholm timezone


Nordita, Stockholm, Sweden

Abstract and goal

The formulation of a consistent theory of quantum gravity is one of the most outstanding and pressing unsolved problems in theoretical physics, which has aroused interest since the middle of the last century. In the last decades, there have been several interesting developments, and promising novel ideas have been proposed, ranging from effective field theory approaches to ultraviolet complete theories. The main objective of this Nordita Scientific Program is to assess our current understanding of the interplay between gravity and quantum physics by addressing central questions, contrasting different approaches, and permitting a genuine exchange of ideas. In addition to focusing on formal aspects of several quantum gravity approaches, their applications in the context of cosmology and black hole physics will be discussed. The program is structured as follows:

  • Week 1 [July 29 - August 3 (6 days)]: PhD School "Towards Quantum Gravity" (topics include perturbative quantum gravity, effective field theory, non-perturbative renormalisation group, string theory, quantum cosmology, and quantum black holes)
  • Week 2 [August 5-9 (5 days)]: Workshop on Formal Aspects and Consistency of Quantum Gravity Approaches, part I
  • Week 3 [August 12-16 (5 days)]: Workshop on Formal Aspects and Consistency of Quantum Gravity Approaches, part II
  • Week 4 [August 19-23 (5 days)]: Workshop on Quantum Gravity Phenomenology

During the workshop, individual talks will be complemented by discussion sessions that will help to make the event more interactive and productive, so as to become the source of constructive debates and new insights towards a deeper understanding of gravitational physics at fundamental scales. 

Talks are by invitation only.

In-person participation is subject to approval due to limited capacity.

NB: Beware of scammers (e.g. Global Travel Experts, Royal Visit). You will receive details regarding the accommodation only from the organizers and the Nordita admin.


Luca Buoninfante (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Benjamin Knorr (Nordita & Stockholm University)
K. Sravan Kumar (ICG, Portsmouth University)
Alessia Platania (NBI, Copenhagen University)

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Albano Building 3
Hannes Alfvéns väg 12, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
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