Conference Date: 
Monday, February 11, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, February 14, 2019 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 
Quantum Gravity


The PI quantum gravity group has been diversifying a lot over the last couple of years, both in its research directions (LQG/spin foams, infrared modes in gauge theory and gravity, holography, string theory, cosmology...) and its methods (spin networks, quantum groups, TQFT, renormalization, large N methods, machine learning...). While this is a genuinely exciting situation, it is all the more challenging to federate these various activities and converge towards common goals. The idea of this workshop is to encourage such convergence and to encourage students, postdocs and faculties alike to take the time to explore research directions they are less familiar with and will thereby promote new and original collaborations. In particular it will be an opportunity for the PhD students to interact with other faculties and postdocs. It is also an opportunity to strengthen the links and to open new collaborations with the University of Waterloo Quantum Gravity group.

Quantum gravity senior researchers and postdocs will propose various research projects, out of which five will be selected. Participants will choose a project of their liking among this selection and will work on it as a group .

This workshop is by invitation only.

  • Nanna Aamand, Perimeter Institute
  • Eugene Adjei, Perimeter Institute
  • Masooma Ali, Perimeter Institute
  • Seth Asante, Perimeter Institute
  • Beatrice Bonga, Perimeter Institute
  • Sylvain Carrozza, Perimeter Institute
  • Bianca Dittrich, Perimeter Institute
  • William Donnelly, Perimeter Institute
  • Maïté Dupuis, Perimeter Institute
  • Marc Geiller, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
  • Florian Girelli, University of Waterloo
  • Christophe Goeller, Perimeter Institute
  • Puttarak Jai-akson, Perimeter Institute
  • Etera Livine, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
  • Abdulmajid Osumanu, University of Waterloo
  • Qiaoyin Pan, Perimeter Institute
  • Daniele Pranzetti, Perimeter Institute
  • Victor Py, Perimeter Institute
  • Aldo Riello, Perimeter Institute
  • Anthony Sperenza, Perimeter Institute
  • Barak Shoshani, Perimeter Institute
  • Panagiotis Tsimiklis, University of Waterloo

Holographic boundary theories for (3+1)-dimensional TQFTs

Dualities for extended actions and phase spaces

3d QG / 2d Ising Duality in the continuum limit: dual WZW theories

Asymptotic gauge symmetries and charges from a field-space perspective

Do superrotations make cosmic strings or cosmic footballs?

Scientific Organizers:

  • Sylvain Carrozza, Perimeter Institute
  • Bianca Dittrich, Perimeter Institute
  • Maïté Dupuis, Perimeter Institute
  • Florian Girelli, University of Waterloo