WorldWide Conferences & Workshops, 2015
International Conference on Quantum Gravity, Cosmology and String Theory
January 11 - 15, 2015 | Zewail City of Science and Technology, near Giza, Egypt
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The Center for Fundamental Physics (CFP) at Zewail City of Science and Technology is cordially inviting you to join its first

International Conference on Quantum Gravity, Cosmology and String Theory

11-15 January 2015

It is going to take place in Zewail City campus in 6th of October City, near historic Giza, Egypt.

The Conference will bring together theoretical physicists working on different approaches to quantum gravity, and its applications to cosmological models as well as in the early universe with the goal of getting a deeper understanding and fresh insights into some of the fundamental problems in cosmology and quantum gravity.

More information about the conference can be found in the following link:

Workshop on Testing Gravity
January 15 - 17, 2015 | Vancouver, Canada

We are organizing a 3 day workshop at SFU Harbour Centre in Vancouver, January 15-17, 2015, on various ways of testing gravity - cosmological, astrophysical and terrestrial. The workshop will bring together experimentalists, observers and theorists, with a mixture of invited and contributed talks, and plenty of time for discussions. Topics will include

- Pulsars, black holes and other astrophysical tests
- Gravitational wave detectors
- Terrestrial tests, gravity on short distances
- Cosmological probes - CMB, 21cm, redshift surveys, weak lensing
- Modified gravity theories
- Model-independent frameworks for testing gravity

Because the meeting deals with the overlap between all these different research areas, we plan a 1-day school on Wednesday, January 14, as an option for people who would like to catch up to speed on areas outside their normal research focus.

Testing Gravity is a topical theme, in part because of the growing interest in modified gravity theories motivated by the unexplained nature of dark matter and dark energy, and in part by improving technologies that open opportunities for new types of tests. We hope that you will consider coming to our workshop and will appreciate if you forward this announcement to your colleagues, including postdocs and graduate students.

The registration for the workshop and the school is now open and available via the workshop website:

Travel advice and local information will appear soon.


The Scientific Organizing Committee: Andrei Frolov, Makoto Fujiwara, Ruediger Picker, Levon Pogosian, Maxim Pospelov, Dimitrios Psaltis and Douglas Scott

2nd IAS School on Particle Physics & Cosmology and Implications for Technology
February 2 - 6, 2015 | Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
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Greetings from the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore!

We are pleased to announce that the IAS together with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) will be organizing the

2nd IAS School on Particle Physics & Cosmology and Implications for Technology

from 2 to 6 February 2015 at the Nanyang Executive Centre, NTU. The School is strongly supported by participating institutions such as the Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the NTU School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.

The School aims to provide advanced graduate students and young postdocs and faculty from Asia and elsewhere with a high-profile platform to keep up-to-date with the latest discoveries and advances not just in their own field of research, but also the broader trends and perspectives in related fields beyond. The program is composed of core lectures and discussion sessions by distinguished lecturers. The School will also include special seminars by distinguished visitors on particle physics, cosmology and implications for applied physics and technology. The physics themes include the Standard Model of Particle Physics and Beyond, Frontiers in Cosmology, the Nature of the Neutrino, CP Violation, and Physics of Technology.

For more information, please refer to the website at

We would deeply appreciate it if you could help with the publicity, and encourage your students to participate in the School.

XVI International Workshop on Neutrino Telescopes
March 2 - 6, 2015 | Palazzo Franchetti, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti
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The "Neutrino Telescopes" is one of the most prestigious international event in the field of Physics. It takes place every two years and dates back to 1988 when Prof. Milla Baldo Ceolin conceived it and launched the first edition. It became soon a crucial event and it is now considered a consolidated appointment where to discuss the latest discoveries and the fascinating future scenarios in topics that range from Neutrinos to Astrophysics and Cosmology.

The program will be structured in plenary sessions with invited talks followed by discussions.
There will be also a poster session, aiming at involving particularly, but not limited to, young researchers with new brilliant ideas on the workshop's topics of interest.

The Workshop will take place from March 2nd to March 6th, 2015.
In order to better arrange your travel, please note that this edition will have a slight variation on the timetable.

First Session will start on Monday, March 2nd at 15.00
Last Session on Friday March 6th, will end approximately at 14.30

Secretariat desk will be open for registration on Monday from 12.30 to 14.30

Tri-Institute Summer School on Elementary Particles (TRISEP-2015)
July 6 - 17, 2015 | Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada
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The Tri-Institute Summer School on Elementary Particles (TRISEP-2015) is an exciting annual summer school on elementary particles. I am writing to ask for your assistance in drawing the attention of graduate students in subatomic physics to this school. This year the school will take place at the Perimeter Institute, during the two weeks of July 6 - 17, 2015. The school's website can be accessed through, where students can also register online.

We have a very strong program intended for graduate students of all levels who are already familiar with the basics of quantum field theory. The program covers five topics:

The Standard Model
Beyond the Standard Model
Astroparticle Physics
Modern amplitude techniques
Each subject will be covered by both theoretical as well as experimental set of lectures. The school will feature lectures by leading experts in the field:

Freddy Cachazo (Perimeter Institute)
Mathew Graham (SLAC)
Gil Holder (McGill)
David Kosower (Saclay)
Mariangela Lisanti (Princeton)
Simona Murgia (UC Irvine)
Michael Peskin (SLAC)
Pierre Savard (Toronto)
Natalia Toro (Perimeter Institute)
Matias Zaldarriaga (IAS)
We thank you in advance for sharing this information with potential graduate students.


The organizing committee:

Cliff Burgess
Chris Jillings
David Morrissey
Itay Yavin

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
31 Caroline St. N.
Waterloo, ON, N2L 2Y5, Canada
(519)569-7600 x8531

Rencontres du Vietnam on Cosmology 50 years after CMB discovery
August 16 - 22, 2015 | Quy Nhon, Vietnam
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A cosmology conference is organised as a

Rencontres du Vietnam on
Cosmology 50 years after CMB discovery

It will take place in Quy Nhon, Vietnam
in August, 16-22, 2015

Registration and abstract submission is now open on

It will review the most recent status of the field
but will include a session on its history, with some
of the major players.
The conference will consist of plenary sessions for
invited indepth oral presentations (review talks and
talks on specific specialised topics), and contributed
papers in half a day parallel sessions, in the form of
relatively short oral papers (sollicitated or selected
from abstract submission). Special emphasis is being
placed on active participation by young researchers
and post-docs.

The main topics of the conference are:
History of the CMB
CMB Polarization
Other CMB measurements
Dark Energy
Dark Matter

At the Edge of Discovery - CosmoCruise2015
September 1 - 7, 2015 | Mediterranean Sea
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In September 2015 (final dates still to be determined), there will be a conference on
Cosmology with a focus on Theory, CMB, LSS, Inflation, Lensing, Re-ionization, ... but also with important contributions from astrophysics with implications for Cosmology. Confirmed SOC members include G. Barenboim, S. Bridle, M. Bucher, J. Carlstrom, A. Cooray, J.M. Diego, K. Freese, B. Jain, W. Kinney, J. Khoury, E. Komatsu, A. Liddle, C.-P. Ma, R. Mandolesi, H. Peiris, L. Randall, A. Refregier, S. Sarkar, D. Scott, J. Silk, A. Starobinski, R. Sunyaev, and M. Zaldarriaga

If you are interested in attending the conference, the pre-registration is now open. To pre-register, visit the conference web-page at

By pre-registering, we will be able to inform you directly once the final registration opens and the status of the conference. Also, keep in mind that the maximum number of participants will be limited so pre-registration is highly recommended to be informed once registration opens. We will apply a strict first-come-first-served policy once registration opens.

While filling the pre-registration you can indicate your preference for the conference dates (early or late September 2015 although mid-late August is still possible and under negotiation with the company). The conference price will depend on the chosen dates and total number of attendants. Please, help us distribute this massage by passing it on to any colleague you think might be interested in attending this conference.

Best regards,


September 7 - 11, 2015 | Warsaw, Poland
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Dear colleagues,

you are cordially invited to attend COSMO-15, the 19th International Conference on Particle Physics and Cosmology, which will be held in Warsaw, Poland, from 7 to 11 September 2015.

Starting in Ambleside, UK, in 1997, COSMO rapidly became the main annual meeting of theorists working at an interface of particle physics, cosmology and astrophysics.

Registration and abstract submissions of a contributed parallel talk or poster are open via the meeting’s website The deadline for abstracts is 15 June 2015 and for paying early registration fees is 4 July 2015.

We would appreciate if you could distribute this information to interested parties, and we are looking forward to seeing you in Warsaw at COSMO-15!

Best regards,

COSMO-15 Organizing Committee