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  DRSTP NEWSLETTER - Thursday, 14 September 2017



The DRSTP Newsletter is published every second Thursday of the month, except for the months June and July.
An overview of DRSTP events is available at:
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Next issue: 12 October 2017


NEWSLETTER
DUTCH RESEARCH SCHOOL OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS
Telephone: +31 (0)30 253 5928
E-mail: mailto:w.l.verweij@uu.nl
Website: http://web.science.uu.nl/DRSTP/newsletter.html

Newsletter issue: Thursday, 14 September 2017


This newsletter contains:


1. Delta ITP Advanced Topics in Theoretical Physics, Fall 2017, Module 1 (11 September 2017)

2. DRSTP PhD Day (Friday, 20 October 2017)

3. International Workshop in honor of M. Katsnelson's 60th birthday (14 + 15 September 2017)

4. Symposium Ingenuity and Integrability in Statistical Mechanics in honor of B. Nienhuis's 65th birthday (27-29 September 2017)

5. Black Hole Physics in the Netherlands (3 October 2017)

6. DRSTP Postgraduate Course (AIO/OIO school) Theoretical High Energy Physics (THEP) 29 January-9 February 2018)

7. DRSTP Postgraduate Course (AIO/OIO school) Statistical Physics and Theory of Condensed Matter (SPTCM) (12-23 March 2018)

8. PhD Defenses

9. Awards/grants

10. National seminars

11. Local seminars/colloquia


1. Delta ITP Advanced Topics in Theoretical Physics, Fall 2017, Module 1 (11 September 2017)
This fall's Delta ITP Course Advanced Topics in Theoretical Physics aimed at advanced Master’s students, PhD and postdoctoral researchers, is built around the general theme of "Non-equilibrium quantum field theory".
Lectures will take place on Mondays at 11:15-13:00, followed by a study/exercise session 13:45- end.
The course will be divided into three 5-week modules; for each one there are four lectures (3hrs each) and four exercise sessions (3hrs each). At the end of the module there is an exam.
Module 1
Tomislav Prokopec (UU)
Lectures: Sep 11, 18, 25, Oct 2
Exam: Oct 9 (13-17 hrs) in BBG 7.12
Location/Room: BBG 7.12 (in Utrecht)

Abstract: tba

For location and registration: http://web.science.uu.nl/DRSTP/DeltaITP/ATTP_current_fall.html

Note: In order to receive your grades (and other notices) it is important you register (including email address) before the course begins!


2. DRSTP PhD Day (Friday, 20 October 2017)
For all theoretical physicists that are young at heart!

The DRSTP PhD Student Council is organizing a meeting focused on the younger researchers in the Research School.
On this 10th edition of the PhD Day you will hear inspiring talks from PhD students in several areas of theoretical physics and beyond.
Just like previous editions, the PhD Day is also the right moment to meet old friends and make new ones, to share the joys and pains of being a scientist.
Also for Master's students the PhD Day is a great opportunity to meet PhD students from all over the Netherlands and find out about research at other universities.

Website and registration: http://web.science.uu.nl/DRSTP/Conferences/PhDDay/2017/info.html


3. International Workshop in honor of M. Katsnelson's 60th birthday (14 + 15 September 2017)
Dear colleagues,
On Thursday and Friday 14 & 15 September, 2017 we are organizing an International workshop “Big Ideas in Quantum Matter”, dedicated to Prof. Mikhail Katsnelson 60-th Anniversary, held at the Radboud University in Nijmegen.
This 2-day workshop aims in bringing together leading theorists and experimentalists working on magnetism and magnetization dynamics and on electron transport and strong correlations.
The exchange of ideas between these two communities is expected to initiate new research directions and lead to a breakthrough in understanding strongly non-equilibrium phenomena that involve both electron transport and magnetism.

Invited speakers:
Stefan Blügel (Jülich)
Olle Eriksson (Uppsala)
Claudia Felser (Dresden)
Joaquin Fernández-Rossier (Braga)
Paco Guinea (Madrid and Manchester)
Frank Koppens (Barcelona)
Mikhail Lemeshko (Wien)
Kristel Michielsen (Jülich)
Kostya Novoselov (Manchester)
Eva Pavarini (Jülich)
Marco Polini (Genoa)
Hans de Raedt (Groningen)
Alexey Rubtsov (Moscow)
Joseph Stroscio (NIST,USA)
Maria Vozmediano (Madrid)
Bart van Wees (Groningen)
Tim Wehling (Bremen)
There will be time for poster presentations.
It is important to register in time, since we have a maximal capacity of 55 people. The deadline is 21 August and registration can be done online via the link.

For registration and programme: https://www.ru.nl/tcm/workshops/big-ideas-quantum-matter/registration-big-ideas-quantum-matter/

More information: http://www.ru.nl/tcm/workshops/big-ideas-quantum-matter/

We hope to all many of you at this event!
Best regards,
Organizing Committee
Annalisa Fasolino (Radboud University)
Alexander Lichtenstein (Hamburg University)
Misha Titov (Radboud University)


4. Symposium Ingenuity and Integrability in Statistical Mechanics in honor of B. Nienhuis's 65th birthday (27-29 September 2017)
Location: VOC-zaal (Oost-Indisch Huis), Kloveniersburgwal 48, Amsterdam
A symposium in honour of Bernard Nienhuis's 65th birthday and in celebration of his career.
Confirmed participants include Fields Medalist Stas Smirnov, as well as Boltzmann Medalists Rodney Baxter and John Cardy.

A list of all confirmed speakers and further information can be found at: http://iop.uva.nl/content/events/symposia/2017/00/nienhuis.html?origin=YDX0oCAuRaWl9bnbtYhB4g and https://bernardnienhuis.wordpress.com/.

Together with Bernard we look very much forward to seeing you. RSVP your attendance by email to: secr-iop-science@uva.nl.

Jean-Sebastién Caux (Amsterdam)
Jan de Gier (Melbourne)
Hans van Leeuwen (Leiden)
Daan Mulder (Amsterdam)
Kareljan Schoutens (Amsterdam)
Ole Warnaar (Brisbane)

5. Black Hole Physics in the Netherlands - 3 October 2017
This is a special symposium supported by the Dutch National Research Agenda (NWA): http://www.wetenschapsagenda.nl/national-science-agenda/?lang=en.

Four distinguished speakers will cover a broad range of topics: astrophysical black holes, black hole binaries and gravitational waves, and black hole theory and quantum gravity: Jo van den Brand (Nikhef and VU), Gerard ’t Hooft (UU), Samaya Nissanke (RU), Ralph Wijers (UvA).
Black Hole Physics is a central topic in Route 5 of the NWA, Building Blocks of Matter and Foundations of Space and Time'. The idea of bringing different communities together lies at the heart of the NWA, and this symposium can be the start for further activities within Route 5.

Deadline for registration is 1 September 2017 via https://www.sron.nl/blackholes-in-nl.


6. DRSTP Postgraduate Course (AIO/OIO school) Theoretical High Energy Physics (THEP) (29 January-9 February 2018)
For your agenda!
Location: Mooirivier, Dalfsen
Organizers: Tomislav Prokopec (UU); Wouter Waalewijn (UvA)
The program will be available in due course. Registration deadline: 1 November 2017

website: http://web.science.uu.nl/DRSTP/Postgr.courses/THEP/2018/info.html


7. DRSTP Postgraduate Course (AIO/OIO school) Statistical Physics and Theory of Condensed Matter (SPTCM) (12-23 March 2018)
For your agenda!
Location: Mooirivier, Dalfsen
Organizers: Lars Fritz (UU); Edan Lerner (UvA)
The program will be available in due course. Registration deadline: 1 January 2018

website: http://web.science.uu.nl/DRSTP/Postgr.courses/SPTCM/2018/info.html


8. PhD Defenses
PhD Defense (UU)
Monday, 28 August 2017
Olga Papadoulaki
12.45 uur
Academy Building, Domplein 29, Utrecht
Promotor: Prof. S.J.G. Vandoren
Copromotor: Dr. U. Gürsoy
Title: Holographic aspects of black holes, matrix models and quantum criticality

PhD Defense (UU)
Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Panos Betzios
12.45 uur
Academy Building, Domplein 29, Utrecht
Promotor: Prof. S.J.G. Vandoren
Copromotor: Dr. U. Gürsoy
Title: Applications and fundamentals of holography

PhD Defense (UU)
Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Anton Quelle
10h30
Academy Building, Domplein 29, Utrecht
Promotors: Prof. C. Morais Smith and Prof. J.-S. Caux
Title: Geometrical, non-equilibrium and thermodynamic effects in topological systems


9. Awards/grants
Rubicon Grant for Benedetta Flebus
Dr. Benedetta Flebus has won a NWO Rubicon grant for her proposal "The magnetic charm of topological defects", allowing her to spend two years at the University of California investigating how topological defects in magnetic materials can be used to efficiently transmit information in the classical and quantum mechanical regimes.

Black hole horizons and the quark-gluon plasma
Dr. Wilke van der Schee - Utrecht University, Physics
Collisions of lead nuclei at the LHC accelerator result in the formation of quark-gluon plasma. Because of the strong force between these particles, this plasma has surprisingly strong similarities with the horizon of a black hole.
This research models the plasma dynamics by forming a corresponding black hole.

https://www.uu.nl/en/news/27-researchers-from-utrecht-receive-a-veni-grant

https://www.nwo.nl/onderzoek-en-resultaten/programmas/vernieuwingsimpuls/toekenningen/alle+veni+toekenningen/toekenningen+veni+2017

https://www.nikhef.nl/nieuws/onderzoeker-ontvangt-veni-subsidie-voor-nikhef-voorstel/


10. National seminars
* Mark Kac: http://www.win.tue.nl/markkac/
As usual, speakers, titles, abstracts and locations will be published on our website as they become known, and announced by e-mail one week ahead of each seminar.
The Mark Kac seminar is supported by FOM (http://www.fom.nl/live/english/home.pag) and is an activity of the STAR stochastics cluster (http://www.eurandom.nl/STAR/).

* International Center for Workshops in the Sciences: http://www.lorentzcenter.nl
Anyone engaged in scientific research, anywhere in the world, can propose a workshop. In fact, the Center welcomes diversity of background and nationality in submissions.
We have two venues in Leiden, dedicated to groups of different sizes: The Lorentz Center@Oort for groups of up to 55 participants and the Lorentz Center@Snellius for smaller groups of up to 25 participants.
For detailed guidelines and advice, please see the Lorentz Center website.

* Delta ITP:
Theoretical Cosmology Meetings: http://www.d-itp.nl/scientific-events/theoretical-cosmology/upcoming.html
Delta ITP Holography Meeting: http://www.d-itp.nl/scientific-events/triangle-holography/upcoming.html
Quantum and Topological Matter Meetings: http://www.d-itp.nl/scientific-events/triangle-quantum-and-topological-matter/upcoming.html
http://www.d-itp.nl/scientific-events/nav


11. Local seminars/colloquia/news and events
(UvA): http://iop.uva.nl/news-events/colloquia/colloquia.html; http://iop.uva.nl/news-events/newslist.html
(VUA): http://www.nat.vu.nl/en/news-agenda/index.aspx
(RUG): http://www.rug.nl/research/vsi/
(UL): http://www.lorentz.leidenuniv.nl/seminars.html; https://www.lorentz.leidenuniv.nl/; http://www.physics.leidenuniv.nl/all-events
(RU/IMAPP): http://www.ru.nl/imapp/imapp-colloquium/
(RU/IMM): http://www.ru.nl/imm/news-events/imm-colloquium/
(UU): http://web.science.uu.nl/itf/seminars.htm
(Nikhef): http://www.nikhef.nl/pub/theory/local.php




Last update: 14-09-2017, 16.59