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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.

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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”.

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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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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

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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