Physics of the Universe, Fields and Gravitation


"It is my conviction that pure mathematical construction enables us to discover the concepts and the laws connecting them which give us the key to the understanding of the phenomena of Nature. Experience can of course guide us in our choice of serviceable mathematical concepts; it cannot possibly be the source from which they are derived; experience of course remains the sole criterion of the serviceability of a mathematical construction for physics, but the truly creative principle resides in mathematics. In a certain sense, therefore, I hold it to be true that pure thought is competent to comprehend the real, as the ancients dreamed."
A. Einstein, On the Method of Theoretical Physics, Herbert Spencer lecture delivered at Oxford on 10 June 1933, published in Mein Weltbild, Querido Verlag, Amsterdam 1934 and in Philosophy of Science, Vol. 1, No. 2 (1934), p. 163.


Seminars and workshops at UMONS and elsewhere

  • Date : 25 April 2018

    "HIGHER-SPIN THEORY: PAST AND FUTURE”
    mini-workshop on the status and perspectives of higher-spin theory, at Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris (France)

    Program

  • Date : 16-17 January 2018

    "Higher Spins workshop at UMONS”
    Mini-workshop on Higher Spin Theories

    Program

  • Date : 26-28 April 2017

    "Higher Spin Gauge Theories"
    Mini-workshop on Higher Spin Theories

    Web pages of the workshop

  • Date : 21-22 April 2016

    "Higher Spin Gauge Theories"
    Mini-workshop on Higher Spin Theories

    Web pages of the workshop

  • Date : 4-5 June 2015

    "About Various Kinds of Interactions"
    Workshop in honor of Ph. Spindel

    Web pages of the workshop


Joint Seminars

Seminars common to the groups of Theoretical Physics of the ULB, VUB, KUL, UMONS and the International Solvay Institutes.


Visitors

Visitors in 2018:

  • Rodrigo AROS (UNAB Santiago, Chile)
  • Fiorenzo BASTIANELLI (U. of Bologna, Italy)
  • Anders BENGTSSON (U. Boras, Sweden)
  • Jordan FRANCOIS (CPT, Marseilles, France)
  • Carlo IAZEOLLA (U. Marconi, Rome, Italy)
  • Aldo RIELLO (Perimeter Institute, Canada)
  • Evgeny SKVORTSOV (Max Planck Institute Potsdam, Germany)
  • Per SUNDELL (UNAB Santiago, Chile)
  • Mauricio VALENZUELA (U. San Sebastian, Chile)
  • Yihao YIN (UNAB Santiago, Chile)
  • Peter WEST (King’s College London, UK)

Aside from the invited participants to the workshop Higher Spin Gauge Theories, we invited the following guests, in 2017:

  • Guillaume BOSSARD (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France)
  • Joseph BUCHBINDER (Tomsk Pedagogical University, Russia)
  • Jordan FRANCOIS (CPT, Marseilles, France)
  • Sebastian GARCIA-SAENZ (IaP, Paris, France)
  • Philipp HAEHNEL (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland)
  • Olaf HOHM (Simons Institute, Stony Brook, USA)
  • Stam NICOLIS (U. Tours, France)
  • Ivo SACHS (LMU Munich, Germany)
  • Per SUNDELL (UNAB Santiago, Chile)
  • Yurii ZINOVIEV (Kurtchatov Institute, Protvino, Russia)

Aside from the invited participants to the workshop Higher Spin Gauge Theories, we invited the following guests, in 2016:

  • Slava DIDENKO (Lebedev Physics Institue, Russia)
  • Johanna ERDMENGER (MPI Munich, Germany)
  • Jordan FRANCOIS (CPT, Marseilles, France)
  • Matthias GABERDIEL (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Emanuele LATINI (Bologna U., Italy)
  • Joris RAEYMAEKERS (Inst. Phys. Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Evgeny SKVORTSOV (LMU Munich & Lebedev Physics Institue, Russia)
  • Mauricio VALENZUELA (USS Valdivia, Chile)
  • Yihao YIN (UNAB Santiago, Chile)
  • Peter WEST (King's College London, UK)

Aside from the visitors invited for the workshop About Various Kinds of Interactions, we invited the following guests, in 2015:

  • Cesar ARIAS (UNAB Santiago, Chile)
  • Eric BERGSHOEFF (Groningen U., Netherlands)
  • Jordan FRANCOIS (CPT, Marseilles, France)
  • Pan KESSEL (AEI Potsdam, Germany)
  • Dmitri POLYAKOV (Witwatersrand U., South Africa)
  • Tomas PROCHAZKA (LMU Munich, Germany)
  • Per SUNDELL (UNAB Santiago, Chile)
  • Arkady TSEYTLIN (Imperial College, London, UK)
  • Mauricio VALENZUELA (USS Valdivia, Chile)
  • Peter WEST (King's College London, UK)