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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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Prof. Dr. Oleg Antipin is visiting Niš

October 24th, 2019 No comments

Prof. Dr. Oleg Antipin (Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia) is visiting the SEENET-MTP Network Office  in Nis from 24 – 26 October 2019. Beside research activities during his stay, prof. Antipin will give a talk on

The decoupling effects in the running of the Cosmological Constant

on 25 October 2019 at 14:00 (room No. 100).

This research-exchange program is organized in the framework of the SEENET-MTP – ICTP Program NT-03 “Cosmology – Classical and Quantum Challenges”, and partially supported by the SEENET-MTP Centre, Centre for Theoretical physics and Chair for Theoretical Physics and application – PMF Nis.

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Assessment Meeting and SAC Meeting in Trieste

October 16th, 2019 No comments
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The first Assessment Meeting of the SEENET-MTP – ICTP Project NT-03 “Cosmology – Classical and Quantum Challenges and the Scientific – Advisory Committee (SAC) Network meeting will be held at the ICTP Trieste, 20 – 23 October 2019.

A short, joint, Workshop and the SEENET-MTP Council meeting will also take place within that period.

Assessment Meeting

Preliminary Program

Sunday, 20 October 2019


Monday, 21 October 2019
Hall: to be confirmed

9:30 Opening, Introduction to the meeting of all participants, Short presentations:

  • F. Quevedo
  • F. Kucharski
  • I. Antoniaids
  • I. Rizos
  • G. Djordjevic

10:00 -11:30 Talks – Session 1

  • I. Rizos “On nonsupersymmetric string phenomenology
  • R. Constantinescu “Nonlinear mechanical models for Field theories
  • G. Djordjević “RSII Holographic Cosmology

11:30 – 12:00 Break

12:00 – 13:00 Talks – Session 2

  • Y. Sitenko “Quantum relativistic fermionic matter in particle, astroparticle and condensed matter physics
  • M. Visinescu “Transverse Kahler-Ricci flow and deformed Sasaki-Einstein space T(1,1)

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 16:00 Talks – Session 3

  • M. Dimitrijevic Ćirić “Noncommutative and nonassociative deformations of gravity
  • B. Gajić “Finite-dimensional integrable systems: recent results of Belgrade’s group
  • M. Dugić “Open quantum systems and Information: recent results and prospects

16:00 – 16:30 Break

16:30 – 18:30 SAC – Council joint session (presentation of the council members – 5, discussion)


Tuesday, 22 October 2019

9:00 – 10:00 Talks – Session 4

  • R. Onur Umucalilar “Signatures of anyonic statistics in charge-neutral quantum gases
  • D. Dimitrijević “Holographic braneworld and tachyon inflation”

10:00 – 11:00 Council meeting

11:00 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 13:00 SAC – Council joint session – Scientific Summary

13:00 – 14.00 Lunch

14:00 – 16:00 SAC – Council joint session – Future planning of activities

16:00 – 16:30 Break

16:30 – 17:30 SEENET-MTP – PHD PhD Program and Projects 2020-2022

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

9:00 – 10:30 Consideration and acceptance of the Working Program 2020-22

10:30 Closing and departure

SAC Meeting

Preliminary Program

Monday, 21 October 2019
Hall: to be confirmed

14:00 – 16:00 Information on the SEENET-MTP activities since the Fall of 2017 and discussion (Djordjevic, Rizos)

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:30 Joint session with the SEENET-MTP council (presentation of the council members, discussion

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

9:00 – 10:00 Funding status (including CERN – SEENET-MTP – ICTP MoU) invited: ICTP OEA, CEI, EPS representatives

10:00 – 11:00 SAC closed session

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30 Summary of scientific presentations in the SEENET-MTP assessment meeting (joint session with SEENET-MTP council)

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 16:00 Future planning of activities (joint session with SEENET-MTP council)

Preliminary List of Participants

  • Ignatios Antoniadis (Bern, Switzerland / Paris, France)
  • Loriano Bonora (Trieste, Italy)
  • Lars Brink (Gothenburg, Sweden)
  • Radu Constantinescu (Craiova, Romania)
  • Paolo Creminelli (Trieste, Italy)
  • Atish Dabholkar (Trieste, Italy)
  • Dragoljub Dimitrijevic (Niš, Serbia)
  • Marija Dimitrijević Ciric (Belgrade, Serbia)
  • Goran Djordjevic (Niš, Serbia)
  • Emilian Dudas (Paris, France)
  • Miroljub Dugić (Kragujevac, Serbia)
  • Georgi Dvali (Munich, Germany)
  • Borislav Gajic (Belgrade, Serbia)
  • Alexei Morozov (Moscow, Russia)
  • Kumar Narain (Trieste, Italy)
  • Kyriakos Papadodimas (Trieste, Italy)
  • Goran Senjanovic (Trieste, Italy), TBC
  • Fernando Quevedo (Trieste, Italy)
  • Ioannis Rizos (Ioannina, Greece)
  • Yurii Sitenko (Kyiv, Ukraine)
  • Rifat Onur Umucalilar (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Mihai Visinescu (Magurele, Romania)
  • Timo Stephan Weigand (Geneva, Switzerland)

Invited Participants and Guests

  • Devide Lee (EPS), TBC
  • Alessandro Lombardo (CEI)
  • Fred Kucharski (ICTP)
  • Andrea Romanino (SISSA/ICTP)
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Four researchers are visiting Bucharest

September 2nd, 2019 No comments

In the frame of the SEENET-MTP – ICTP project NT-03 „Cosmology – Classical and Quantum Challenees“ the Network members: Lilia Anguelova (INRNE Sofia), Eugen Cioroianu (University of Craiova), Marija Dimitrijević Ćirić and Nikola Konjik (University of Belgrade) will be visiting the Horia Hulubei National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering and the Mathematics Institute of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania from 1st to 7th September.

During the exchange visit, they will give talks at the Bucharest Conference on Geometry and Physics.

Visits of Dragoljub Dimitrijević (University of Niš), Borislav Gajić and Božidar Jovanović (Mathematical Institute Belgrade) have to be postponed.

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SEENET-MTP Scientific – Advisory Committee Meeting will be held at ICTP, Trieste, October 21-22, 2019

The next Meeting of the SEENET-MTP Scientific – Advisory Committee (SAC) is confirmed to be held at ICTP Trieste, October 21-22, 2019.

The previous SAC meetings in the composition established in 2014 was held in Trieste (2017) and Nis (2018).

It is expected that the First Assessment meeting of the SEENET-MTP Network and ICTP-SEENET Project NT-03 “Cosmology – Classical and Quantum Challenges” will also take place at ICTP, October 20-23, 2019, with a joint Workshop and meetings of the SEENET SAC and Council.

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XI International Bolyai-Gauss-Lobachevsky Conference held in Kiev

XI International Bolyai-Gauss-Lobachevsky Conference:

Non-Euclidean, Non-Commutative geometry and Quantum Physics (BGL-2019),

organized by the SEENET-MTP node the Bogolyubov Institute for theoretical Physics (BITP) of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine was held on 19-24 May, 2019 in Kyiv.

Due to Prof. Y. Sitenko you can find a summary of the conference here.

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The 2nd Cycle of CERN – SEENET-MTP PhD Training Program

We are in position to inform you that CERN approved report of the 1st Cycle of the joint SEENET-MTP PhD program (2015 – 2018) and CERN Director for Research and Computing, Mr. Eckhard Elsen informed SEENET-MTP that CERN will continue to support this program with the same amount, as in the second half of the previous cycle (i.e. in 2017 and 2018).

It was announced that ICTP will continue to support the PhD program with the same amount as CERN

The current SEENET-MTP budget, slightly supported by the European Physical Society in 2019, and local support from Ioannina – Greece will make possible to start the program with the School BS2019 to be held in Ioannina, June 3-9 2019.

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Approved continuation of the NT-03 project in 2019

We are pleased to announce that the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), and its Office of External Activities (OAE) has approved continuation of the NT-03 “Cosmology – Classical and Quantum Challenges” program to support research and training program of the SEENET-MTP Network. The grant will be used for the exchange visits of the Network members in 2019.

The OEA provides support to cover the travel expenses of scientists who belong to the Network to visit other member Institutions and contributes towards their living expenses.

The project NT-03 is the continuation of the ICTP – SEENET-MTP project PRJ-09 “Cosmology and Strings” (2009-2016).

For information about the new Terms & Conditions, please, see here.

For proposals towards using individual grants contact the representatives of your Institutions in the Network Committees and the SEENET-MTP office () at your earliest convenience.

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Special Issue of the International Journal of Modern Physics A

The special issue titled “Field Theory and the Early Universedevoted to the SEENET-MTP Balkan School and Workshop BSW2018 was published as the special issue of the International Journal of Modern Physics A (Volume 33, Issue 34), guest editors are Ignatios Antoniadis and Goran S. Djordjević.

The issue is available here.

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5 PhD Scholarships in Statistical Physics at SISSA

January 17th, 2019 No comments

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste (Italy) announces 5 PhD scholarships in Statistical Physics.

The PhD will start in October 2019. Applications can be presented from 15 February onwards and candidates will be selected shortly after the deadline of 15 March. In case of vacancies, 31 August is the deadline for a second independent selection.

More information can be found of the web-page of the group.

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Advancing Theoretical Astrophysics Summer School

December 24th, 2018 No comments

The Advancing Theoretical Astrophysics Summer School is a two week long, international summer school intended to build and strengthen essential skills in physics and computation for a career in theoretical astrophysics.

The school will be held at the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) from 15 to 26 July 2019.

The target groups for this school are graduate students pursuing a
degree in astrophysics, with a BSc degree in physics or astrophysics. The school will be a mix of short topical lectures and interactive problem solving, using methods that can be applied to a wide range of topics. Students will work collaboratively on several types of canonical problems (with guidance from teachers and more advanced students), gaining hands-on experience with cutting-edge techniques employed in modern theoretical astrophysics.

Deadline for the application is 15 January 2019. More information about the school is available here.

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The SEENET-MTP 2019 Greetings

December 19th, 2018 No comments

Best wishes for a joyous holiday season with peace and cheer in the New Year 2019!

Ioannis Rizos, Goran Gordjevic 
and the crew at SEENET-MTP Office Nis

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“15 Years of the SEENET-MTP” in Kragujevac

December 11th, 2018 No comments

In the framework of the Program of celebration 15 Years of the SEENET-MTP Network and SEENET-MTP – ICTP Program NT-03 “Cosmology – Classical and Quantum Challenges” Prof. Dr. Goran Djordjević, Prof. Dr. Ljubiša Nešić and Dr. Dragoljub Dimitrijević (The SEENET-MTP Office; Faculty of Science and Mathematics, University of Niš) visited the SEENET-MTP Network node Faculty of Science and Mathematics, University of Kragujevac on 6 December.

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