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Leaders of the SEENET-MTP are elected for the posts of president and vice-president of the Balkan Physical Union at BPU10

At the recently held Council of the Balkan Physical Union (BPU) at the Jubilee 10th International Physics Conference – “Balkan Congress” of the BPU, held in Sofia, Bulgarian (26-30 August 2018), two leaders of the Southeastern European Network in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics (SEENET-MTP) Network were honored by election to the highest positions in the Balkan Physical Union.

Prof. Goran Djordjevic (University of Nis), Executive Director of the SEENET-MTP Network was elected for the post of the President of the BPU.

Prof. Radu Constantinesu (University of Craiova), member of the Representative Committee and former president of the SEENET-MTP Network Council was elected for the Vice-president of the BPU.

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SEENET-MTP Balkan Workshop BW2018 held in Niš

The SEENET-MTP Balkan Workshop BW2018 – Field Theory and the Early Universe, was held from 10-14 of June 2018, in Niš, Serbia.

The Workshop represents a resumption of a series of schools and workshops initiated by the BW2003 Workshop. A total of 50 participants attended the BW2018, with around 30 lectures being held.

The scientific part of the Workshop included recent developments in Beyond the Standard Cosmological Model(s) and related fields. This presented an excellent opportunity to gather the leading experts from South-East, Central and Eastern Europe, EU, USA, to discuss open problems and perspectives in the main scientific areas of the Workshop.

The educational and organizational part included discussions related to regional and inter-regional cooperation in Science and Education. A series of round tables were organized, with a few invited lecturers and moderators from CEI, UNESCO, European Physical Society (EPS), Balkan Physical Union (BPU), CERN and ICTP. The round-table discussions were focused on actions promoting and strengthening research, education and capacity-building in physics in natural sciences with an emphasis on South Eastern Europe, in a European and worldwide framework.

A meeting of the Scientific-Advisory Committee of the SEENET-MTP Network was held during the Workshop. It was announced that the ICTP will join the current bilateral agreement between CERN and the SEENET-MTP, and financially support the next three-year cycle of the PhD Training Program, for the period 2019-2022.

A part of the Workshop was dedicated to the regional celebration of the 50 years of the EPS, as well as to the marking of the 15 years of the SEENET-MTP Network’s existence. For their great contribution to the development of the Network, Awards of Merit have been presented to Prof. Loriano Bonora and the EPS.

The Workshop was coorganized by the SEENET-MTP Office and the Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, University of Niš, Serbia, as well as the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Craiova, Romania. The event was organized in collaboration and with support by the University of Niš, CEI, EPS and the national ministry of science.

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SEENET-MTP Balkan School BS2018 held in Niš

The fifth School in the joint CERN – SEENET-MTP PhD Training Program, entitled Balkan School BS2018High Energy and Particle Physics: Theory and Phenomenology, was held from 3-10 of June 2018, in Niš, Serbia.

The School marked the completion of the first cycle of the CERN – SEENET-MTP Program for PhD students and young scientists.

This final School of the Program was devoted primarily to PhD students in the fields of Cosmology and High Energy Physics. A total of 40 participants from 10 countries attended the School.

The lectures were held by Ignatios Antoniadis (String Phenomenology), Lasha Berezhiani (Introduction to Supersymmetry), Paolo Creminelli (Cosmology and Inflation), Emilian Dudas (Standard Model and String Phenomenology), Kyriakos Papadodimas (AdS/CFT correspondence and Black Holes) and Sergey Sibiryakov (Introduction into Cosmic Structure Formation). A guest lecture was held by Alexei Starobinsky (Inflation: The Present Status).

The School was organized by the SEENET-MTP Centre, the Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, University of Niš, Serbia and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Craiova, Romania, in cooperation with CERN TH, the ICTP and supported by the European Physical Society and the Central European Initiative. The event was organized in collaboration and with support by the University of Niš.

More information and photos are available at the website of the BS2018.

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SEENET-MTP Council, RC and SAC Meetings held in Niš

During the SEENET-MTP BW2018 Workshop, held in Nis, Serbia, 10-14 of June 2018, the SEENET-MTP Representative Committee/Council and the Executive Committee each held their meetings and made several decisions.

The Council elected Prof. Ioannis Rizos (University of Ioannina, Greece), as its new President and the President of the Network. The Council expressed its sincere gratitude to Prof. Dumitru Vulcanov, for his service and contribution to the RC and to the Network during his term as the President (2013-2018).

The meeting of the Scientific-Advisory Committee (SAC) was held during the first day of the Balkan Workshop BW2018. During the meeting the following issues were considered:

  • Brief report on the CERN – SEENET-MTP School BS2018 (3-9 June 2018)
  • Next cycle of the PhD school 2019-22
  • SAC statement on the occasion of 15 years of the Network
  • ICTP participation in the Memorandum of Understanding of SEENET-MTP with CERN
  • Trieste Euroscience Open Forum 2018-20

The Statement of the SAC on the occasion of 15 years of the SEENET-MTP Network is available here.

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Lecture by Prof. Dr. Alexei Starobinsky in Niš

It is our great honor and pleasure to inform you that Prof. Alexei Starobinsky, one of the world’s leading experts in cosmology and one of the founders of the theory of cosmological inflation, will be giving a lecture entitled:

Inflation: the present status

The lecture will be held at the Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, University of Niš, Serbia, on June 9th, starting at 10:30. The lecture is a part of the program of the fifth school in the CERN – SEENET-MTP PhD Training Program, the BS2018 – High Energy and Particle Physics: Theory and Phenomenology.

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SEENET-MTP mourns the passing of Prof. Dr. Ioannis Bakas

Bakas_IoannisWith great sadness, we share the news of the passing of Ioannis Bakas (National Technical University in Athens, Greece), due to heart failure as a consequence of his treatment.

Prof. Ioannis will always be remembered for his fundamental contributions to string theory.

He was a prominent member of the SEENET-MTP Network.

We will keep memory on him.

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The Corfu Summer Institute (CORFU2016)

home14We are happy to announce the team of School lecturers of CORFU2016!

The CORFU2016 homepage can be found here.

where it is going to appear all additional information concerning the Corfu Meetings next September.

George Zoupanos

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“Lights of the World”

October 12th, 2015 No comments

We are pleased to announce that the SEENET-MTP through the University of Craiova (Romania), together with other partners, organizes the international congress entitled “Lights of the World” in the context of the International Year of Light 2015 and the European year of development. The project will be substantially supported by UNESCO Office in Venice.

As a part of the project two meetings should be held in 2015: in Craiova (28-29 October) and in Bucharest (30 October – 1 November).

Leader of the project is Prof. Radu Constantinescu. More information can be found at the official web site.

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The CERN – SEENET-MTP PhD Program – Bucharest

September 25th, 2015 No comments

phd-logoThe second Seminar in the CERN – SEENET-MTP PhD training program “Modern Aspects of Quantum Field Theory – Bucharest 2015” will be held in the period 8 – 14 November 2015 in Bucharest, Romania.

The Program consists in a series of intense, self-connected, one-week seminars for PhD students.

This second event of the program, “Bucharest – 2015”, is mainly intended for PhD students who study High Energy Physics and related fields. The topics of the school cover modern aspects of Quantum Field Theory and applications.

More details about the Seminar and regularly updated information can be found on the website. The application form for the participation to the Bucharest 2015 PhD Training Programme is available here.

The deadline for applications is October 23rd, 2015.

More details about the CERN – SEENET-MTP PhD Training Program can be found at official website.

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CERN – SEENET-MTP PhD Training Program continues

September 4th, 2015 No comments

phd-logoWe are pleased to announce that, after the first, successful, training seminar that was held in Belgrade (21-27 June 2015) in the framework of the CERN – SEENET-MTP PhD Training program, the program will be continued during autumn 2015, and during next 2 years.

The SEENET-MTP Office and the Program Committee are inviting the full SEENET-MTP member nodes, as well as the other nodes and partner institutions to submit the new or updated proposals and plans for next three years. It would be an expression of concrete interest in participation in this program and a great contribution to create a self-consisting and efficient plan of activities. It is advised to use the same form which was provided previously and send the form to

More information about the program can be found at the official web site.

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International Conference p-ADICS.2015

mpfInternational Conference on p-Adic Mathematical Physics and its Applications (p-ADICS.2015) will start on  Monday, September 7th, 2015. in Belgrade (Serbia). The conference will be closed on September 12th, 2015.

The conference is devoted to recent developments in p-adic mathematical physics, its applications and related areas. The number of participants is expected to be about 70. Proceedings as selected papers of presented talks will be published in the journal p-Adic Numbers, Ultrametric Analysis and Applications.

The p-ADIC.2015 conference is organized by Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Belgrade, Serbia); Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade (Belgrade, Serbia); Faculty of Sciences, University of Niš (Niš, Serbia) and Steklov Mathematical Institute (Moscow, Russia) in cooperation with the Southeastern European Network in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics (SEENET-MTP) and International Center for Mathematical Modeling in Physics, Engineering, Economics, and Cognitive Science, Linnaeus University (Växjö-Kalmar, Sweden).

The list of the speakers and talks is available here.

Dragovich Fest

One day (11.09.2015) of this conference will be organized in honour of Branko Dragovich’s 70th birthday. Branko Dragovich made a significant contribution to foundation and developmet of p-adic mathematical physics and its applications. This day will be devoted to talks in close relation to Dragovich activity not only in p-adics but also in some other fields of modern mathematical and theoretical physics.

Organizing Committee of Dragovich Fest: Igor V. Volovich (Russia), Co- Chairman; Goran S. Djordjević (Serbia), Co-Chairman; Irina Ya. Arefeva (Russia); Andrei Yu. Khrennikov (Sweden); Sergei V. Kozyrev (Russia); Ljubiša Nešić (Serbia); Yakov V. Radyno (Belarus); Zoran Rakić (Serbia); Branislav Sazdović (Serbia); Branko Urošević (Serbia).

More information about the p-ADICS.2015 conference is available at official website.

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Season’s Greetings

December 22nd, 2014 No comments

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The SEENET-MTP team wishes you a Happy New Year – Season’s Greetings

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Happy Birthday #MyCERN60

September 28th, 2014 No comments


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