ETH Zurich, Switzerland

14 - 24 June 2011


This conference takes place within the framework of the 'Research Networking Programme of the European Science Foundation’ entitled “Quantum Geometry and Quantum Gravity”. Its aim is to review present approaches towards unifying quantum theory with gravity theories into a consistent theoretical framework for describing the micro- and the macro-cosmos. We hope that the lectures at the workshop will clarify connections between different approaches, tie them together (to the extent possible) and stimulate new developments.

Topics to be covered include:

  • General quantum theory, relativistic quantum theory, emergence of space(-time)
  • General quantum field theory, including deformations of QFTs
  • QFT on curved and NC space-times
  • Canonical quantum gravity and supergravity
  • Regge calculus
  • String theory and M-theory
  • Loop gravity, spin foam
  • Quantum cosmology

International Advisory Board

  • John Barrett
  • Harald Grosse
  • Hermann Nicolai
  • Carlo Rovelli
  • Roger Picken

Local Organisers

  • Matthias Gaberdiel (ETH Zurich)
  • Jürg Fröhlich (ETH Zurich)