The main topics of the conference include:
- Classical and/or Quantum non-LQG Cosmology: theory and/or experiment
- Asymptotic Safety Approach and Renormalisation Techniques
- Homogeneous and Hybrid Loop Quantum Cosmology (LQC)
- Isolated Horizons and Quantum Black Holes
- Foundations of Canonical LQG
- Foundations of Covariant LQG (Spin Foams)
- Group Field Theory and Tensor Models
- Quantum Gravity Phenomenology
- Other Related Topics including NCG, CDT, Causal Sets
Program (final version)
There was an opening talk by Prof. Dr. Günter Leugering (Vice-President for International Affairs of the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg) on Mon, 6 July, from 8:45 to 9:00.
The Bronstein Prize Award Ceremony took place on Tue, 7 July, from 13:00 to 13:15.
There will be a reception at the conference venue on Mon, 6 July at 19:00. It is included in the conference fees for regular participants (but not in the reduced fees for FAU students).
During the free afternoon on Wed, 8 July, we are organising the activities below. If you would like to participate to one of those, please register for it on the social events page of your participant account (log in using the email address you gave at registration and the password we sent you).
(33 participants registered)
The by now legendary Loops Soccer Tournament will also take place this time! Depending on the number of participants, we will split into six to eight teams, have a group stage and then determine 2015’s champion in a knockout round.
Practical informations: We meet at 2 pm in the entrance hall of the Heinrich-Lades-Halle (beneath the reception desk). Then we will walk to the venue, which may take 30 minutes. There we split into teams (where we of course account for your wishes) and play football! The colours of your shirts don’t have to match, we have coloured vests.
Nuremberg or Bamberg City Tour
(respectively 29 participants and 11 participants registered)
Nuremberg and Bamberg are both located nearby Erlangen with their historic centres counting among the most beautiful of southern Germany. Lead by an english speaking guide you will explore the sights and learn about the city and its history. Both cities can be reached conveniently by train.
Practical informations: We meet at 1:40 pm in the entrance hall of the Heinrich-Lades-Halle (beneath the reception desk). We will then take you to the train station, from where we will go by train to Nuremberg or Bamberg. Group tickets will be bought by us.
In case you want to go there on your own: We meet the guides at 3 pm in front of the Lorenz Church in Nuremberg or in front of the Martin Church in Bamberg. The following maps show the way from the train stations to the meeting points:
If you want to participate, we ask you to contribute to the costs with 10 €, which have to be paid in the coffee break on Wednesday morning at the reception desk.
The conference dinner will take place on Wed, 8 July at the conference venue. Vegetarian options will be available. It is included in the conference fees for regular participants (but not in the reduced fees for FAU students).