are glad to announce the sixth edition of
the Modave Summer
Mathematical Physics. It will take place
from the 29th of August to the 4th of September
(access to the 2011 edition : seventh Modave Summer School in Mathematical Physics
The school is organised by
PhD students and Post-docs of the Service de physique
théorique et mathématique
of the ULB, the Theoretical
Particle Physics Group
of the VUB, the Institute for Theoretical Physics
of the KUL
and the Service de
physique théorique et mathématique
The main goal of the school is to study
mathematical tools useful for research in theoretical physics of
fundamental interactions, generally supposed to be known but too seldom
explained in details.
The summer school will consist of about 6 hours of lectures a
day, during the morning and in the late afternoon. The
participants who wish to may give a short presentation on their work
(25-30 min). The lectures will be given in English. The
should be informal and relaxed, so as to encourage the participants to
interact with the speakers, who are also young researchers. As the
level of the average participant is not known, the
courses are supposed to begin with the basics, be synthetic and
self-contained. Reference books will also be placed at the disposal of
everyone. The major part of the afternoon is left free, in order to
allow spontaneous discussions and/or meetings for questions and answers
in connection with the morning's courses. Pastoral walks, cultural
visits and sport activities
are also possible in the afternoon.
The proposed lectures are:
- also contains references and suggestions for preparations (updated 16/7)
* Lie groups in physics, Josef Lindman Hornlund
* Quantization of Yang-Mills theories, Fredrik Ohlsson
* Hamiltonian formalism, Francois Dehouck and Cedric Troessaert
* From black holes to fluid dynamics, and back-, Marco Caldarelli
* M-theory: BLG, ABJM and D-branes, Neil Copland
* Covariant phase space of gravity, Amitabh Virmani (New addition!)
Timetable of the lectures (subject to change).
Lectures Notes as well as necessary qualifications are being updated as they
are provided to us by lecturers.
The registration fee covering the accomodation and the meals amounts to
For registration, send an
e-mail to Francois.Dehouck@ulb.ac.be, with Subject: "Registration Modave+ first name +
mentioning your name, university, your mail adress,
your food requierements (carnivore, vegan etc.), and possibly general
remarks, a subject
for a talk if you wish to give one, etc.
payment is June 30
The payment should be made on the account of the
International Solvay Institutes, the number of which is 210-0416482-16.
For european payments, the following informations are also needed (in
order for the payment to be free of additionnal charges):
IBAN: BE72 2100 4164
We ask you to add as a communication:
Registration for Modave Summer
School + first name + last name
For any additional information concerning the school, please contact
Wieland Staessens at
Participants (to be updated)
Sunday 29/08/2010 from 16pm.
The summer school will take place in
Modave, in the center "Les Cent
", located in Belgium at the
border between the Condroz and the Ardennes.
4/09/2010 before 14pm.
Modave is not very accessible, the simplest solution is to take the
train to HUY (http://www.b-rail.be/main/F/index.php
from where we will organize a shuttle. Let us know when you arrive
in Huy. Directions
for drivers can be found here
are not available, so it is necessary to bring a
sleeping bag or sheets, as well as pillowcases. One should also bring
his towels, soap,...