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Workshop “Quantum Fields and Nonlinear Phenomena”

September 27th, 2020 No comments

We would like to announce the workshop

Quantum Fields and Nonlinear Phenomena
27 – 29 September 2020

organized by University of Craiova. As the condition do not allow travelling for a direct meeting, the whole event will be organised in an online format.

During the workshop the (online) meeting of the SEENET-MTP Council and Executive Committee will be organized. The meeting will be on 28 September at 16:30.

The workshop follows the CERN – SEENET-MTP – ICTP PhD Training school “Computational Methods in Theoretical Physics (24-27 September 2020).

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The CERN – SEENET-MTP – ICTP PhD Training in Craiova

We are pleased to announce the second School of the second cycle of the running CERN – SEENET-MTP – ICTP programme for PhD students and young researchers.

The SEENET-MTP School “Computational Methods in Theoretical Physics” will be held in ONLINE from 24 – 27 September 2020.

The school will be mainly addressed to the PhD Students from South-Eastern European Countries. Participants from other countries are also welcome. The main topic of the School will be the use of the Computational Methods in High Energy and Theoretical Physics.

School Lecturers and Topics:

  • Luca Heltai (SISSA Trieste, Italy)
    High performance Computing
  • Igor Salom (Institute of Physics, Belgrade, Serbia)
    Computer Techniques in HEP
  • Raul Jimenez (Univ. of Barcelona, Spain)
    Numerical techniques in Cosmology
  • Ioannis Rizos (Ioannina Univ., Greece)
    Specific computations in HEP
  • Milan Milosevic (Nis Univ., Serbia)
    Numerical inflation – simulation of observational parameters
  • Dumitru Vulcanov (West Univ. of Timisoara, Romania)
    Computational cosmology
  • Aurelian Isar (NIPNE Bucharest, Romania)
    Quantum information

The PhD School will end with the Workshop: “Quantum Fields and Nonlinear Phenomena” (Craiova, Romania, 27-29 September 2020). It will represent the 12th edition of the meeting organised by the University of Craiova at each two years.

More information is available at the official website.

The School was announced to take place in Craiova Romania, July 6-12, 2020. However, due to COVID19, after many communication and attempts the school was postponed and the final decision of the Local organizers is to organize the school online.

Categories: Misc

Two PhD positions + 3-year postdoc (University of Stavanger)

The University of Stavanger (UiS) received a grant to strengthen the UiS research activity onGravitational Waves Physics.

Consequently, 2 PhD students and 1 three-year PostDoc  will be hired this year.

Details on these positions and how to apply, can be found on the following webpages:

Notice that the appointees contracts should start in 2020. The application deadline is August 16th.

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Collection of the 2019 EPL Highlights

The EPL has published a collection of the Highlights published in 2019. This collection of articles, the 2019 EPL Highlights, is available online.

The EPL Highlights are papers that have received high and immediate interest from the international community, measured by the high number of downloads or citations, or interest on social media. Many of these highlights were labelled “Editor’s Choice” by our Editorial Board, or are “Perspective Papers”, written upon invitation by an Editorial Board member. The 2019 Highlights are available in electronic format only this year. They are free to read until the 31st of December 2020.

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CERN-TH mailing lists

CERN-TH informs that they have created some mailing lists to keep the theory community connected and informed. If you wish to receive information from CERN-TH, they welcome you to register to CERN-TH mailing lists. You can also remove your name from any of mailing lists at any time following the same link.

CERN-TH’s new mailing list aims at reaching all
theorists worldwide interested in main scientific activities of CERN-TH. It
will be used only for general information of broad interest.

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Scholarships for nationals of Western Balkans

February 9th, 2020 No comments

The call regarding stipend for PhD students from Western Balkan countries is open in Slovenia.

The subject of this Call for Applications is the award of Ad Futura scholarship to the applicants, nationals of Western Balkans, for post-graduate studies in natural science, technology or medicine at higher education institutions in the Republic of Slovenia (hereinafter referred to as Slovenia) for one of the following levels, namely: Master’s study (second-cycle studies), Doctoral study (third-cycle studies).

The aim of this Call for Applications is to strengthen the cooperation among the states of the Balkan region and to attract excellent students from the Western Balkan states to enrol in the post-graduate study programs in Slovenia and to successfully finish their studies here.

More information is available here.

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The Marseille summer school

We would like to information you about a possibility for the Summer School in Marseille and related program.

Please notice that the deadline for application is January 12.

Dear colleagues,

I will co-organize in 2020, with J. Barrett (Nottingham), R. Loll
(Nijmehen), R. Gurau (Polytechnique), N. Curien (Paris-Saclay) and G.
Miermont (ENS Lyon), a summer school on Theoretical Physics in
Marseille, April 14-18:

summer school which is a part of thematic trimester taking place in
Paris at IHP

We can cover some funding for stayes of Masters or PhD students in
Marseille (and eventually in Paris), so if you know any such students
which might be interested (from your home university or from the
SEENET network), pls let me know.

Best regards,
Adrian Tanasa

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ICTP has joined the CERN – SEENET Cooperation Agreement

December 30th, 2019 No comments

It is a pleasure to announce that The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) has joined The Framework Agreement for Scientific and Technical Collaboration – the bilateral agreement between CERN and SEENET-MTP Network.

The Annex to the Agreement was signed by the ICTP director Professor Fernando Quevedo, on behalf of ICTP, and Dr. Dragoljub Dimitrijević, scientific secretary of the Network and its Office in Niš, on behalf of the Network, in Trieste during the joint SEENET-MTP SAC and Council Meeting and Workshop.

On behalf of CERN the Annex to the Agreement was signed by Professor Gian Giudice, Head of Theoretical Physics Department.

ICTP has agreed to collaborate with CERN and SEENET-MTP agreed in domains of mutual interest, including in particular in training, capacity building and research in Theoretical High Energy Physics, Particle Physics, Computational Physics and Cosmology.

ICTP has obliged to provide additional funds and trainers for the CERN – SEENET-MTP PhD Training Program, launched in April 2015. Until more than 70 PhD students from 10 countries participated in the program.

The Program has been implemented through a series of intense, self-connected, one-week seminars intended for PhD and advanced MSc students.

The Annex of the Framework Agreement will enable a continuation of the Second Cycle of the PhD Training Program launched in June 2019, and extend a base for the Program.

The main partners in the Program are full SEENET-MTP member nodes, other nodes and partner institutions, as well as individual members. Institutions and individuals from 12 SEENET-MTP countries and worldwide are also invited to join the Program.

A number of institutions and organizations across Europe are also invited to join and participate in the Agreement and the Program.

The SEENET-MTP Office welcomes students interested in participating in the Program who are not individual members of the SEENET-MTP yet to join us by filling the registration form for the Network and/or to express their wish to enroll in the Program by sending an e-mail to

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Dr Marko Simonović, CERN-TH lectured in Niš

December 29th, 2019 No comments

The SEENET-MTP 2019 Program is completed by the visit of SEENET-MTP Office and Center Niš on Friday, December 27th, made by Dr. Marko Simonović CERN TH scientific staff member. He gave the lecture on:

Hubble constant and tension around
local and cosmological measurements

The photos from the seminar:

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Mobility NT03 program in Craiova

December 4th, 2019 No comments

In the frame of the SEENET-MTP – ICTP project NT-03 „Cosmology – Classical and Quantum Challenees“ the Network members: Tsvetan Vetsov (University of Sofia),  Marija Dimitrijević Ćirić (University of Belgrade), Goran Djordjević (University of NIš) and Kayhan Ulker (The Mimar Sinan University of Istanbul) are visiting University of Craiova, Romania, from 1st to 4th December.

They have been accompanied by Ioannis Rizos (University of Ioannina) and Radu Costantinescu (University of Craiova), all presenting research of their groups (Noncommutative Field Theory, Strings` Holografy, Braneworld Cosmology and others).

In the following their discussed the forthcoming calls for the Network programs. They considered experience of colleagues from Craiova: Oana Gingu, Mihaela Tinka Udistroiu, Iulian Petrisor, as well as Gabriela Eugenia Iacobescu, joint efforts and cooperation, on the occasion of 15 years of the SEENET-MTP Network. The SEENET scientific Anniversary publications, issued during 15 months of intensive collaboration, were presented and bestowed.

Categories: Mobility Program

Dr Nikola Konjik is visiting Zagreb

December 4th, 2019 No comments

Dr Nikola Konjik (Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade, Serbia) is visiting Rudjer Boskovic Institute (Zagreb, Croatia) from Monday, 2 December to Friday, 7 December.

This visit is continuation of joint research with Dr Andjelo Samsarov on noncomutative quasinormal modes of RN black hole. During this visit they will discuss about possible construction of the NC fermionic and gravitational quasinormal modes.

This visit is organized in the framework of the SEENET-MTP – ICTP Pogram NT-03 “Cosmology – Classical and Quantum Challenges”.

Categories: Mobility Program

Special Issue of the FU PCT

December 3rd, 2019 No comments

The special issue devoted to the SEENET-MTP Balkan School and Workshop BSW2018, and on the occasion of 15 years of the SEENET-MTP Network was published in the Facta Universitatis, Series Physics, Chemistry and Technology (FU PCT, Vol. 17, No 1). This is one of the journals of the University of Niš. Guest editors are Dragoljub D. Dimitrijević and Milan Milošević.

The issue is available here.

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Dora+ PhD Exchange Program, University of Tartu, Estonia

November 4th, 2019 No comments

There is the opportunity for non-Estonian PhD students to visit the University of Tartu for a period of 1 to 10 months to work on a research project and to attend lectures. For example, next year from February to April Dr. Tomi Koivisto will give a lecture on Geometric Foundations of Gravity.

The Republic of Estonia and the European Regional Development Fund offer the Dora Plus Visiting PhD students grants four times a year and the next deadline is on 10 November.

If you know a PhD student who is interested in visiting the University of Tartu and working together with us, the Laboratory for Theoretical Physics of the University of Tartu, please contact us. We set up the application for the Dora Plus grant together. Our research focus lies on the mathematical geometric foundations of theories of gravity and in the derivation of observables to discriminate different theories.

Further details about the Dora Plus program can be found below, and information for visiting students in Tartu here.

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