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4-th EU RTN Workshop

11 - 17 September 2008, Varna, Bulgaria


Presentations (not all yet)

Schedule of Talks

Titles of Talks

List of Participants


Overview Lectures:

Luis Alvarez-Gaume (CERN)  "Scaling phenomena in gravity and in Yang-Mills theory"
Niklas Beisert (MPI, Golm)  "Integrability in the AdS/CFT correspondence"
Frederik Denef (Harvard U.)  "Black holes"
Andrei Linde (Stanford U.)  "String cosmology"
Matthew Strassler (Rutgers U.)  "Preparing for the Early Years of the Large Hadron Collider"

Other plenary speakers:

Eric Bergshoeff (Groningen U.), David Berman (Queen Mary College), Renata Kallosh (Stanford U.), Elias Kiritsis (Ecole Polytechnique & Crete U.), Gregory Korchemsky (Orsay), Hong Liu (MIT), Dieter Luest (LMU Munchen & Max-Planck Institut), Emery Sokatchev (Annecy, LAPTH), Kelly Stelle (Imperial College), Peter West (King's College)

Scientific committee:

Stefano Bellucci (Frascati), Eric Bergshoeff (Groningen U.), Jose Edelstein (Santiago de Compostela U.), Costas Kounnas (Ecole Normale Superieure), Elias Kiritsis (Ecole Polytechnique & Crete U.), Marian Lledo (IFIC & Valencia U.), Dieter Luest (LMU Munchen & Max-Planck Institut), Valentina Petkova (INRNE), Samson Shatashvili (Trinity Coll., Dublin & Hamilton Math. Inst., Dublin & IHES), Kelly Stelle (Imperial College), Ivan Todorov (INRNE), Antoine Van Proeyen (Leuven University), Daniela Zanon (Milan U. & INFN)


- EU RTN Network Forces-Universe
- Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy
- Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics

Thursday, September 11: Arrival and registration in the afternoon
Friday, September 12: Talks begin in the morning
Tuesday, September 16: Talks end in the late afternoon
Wednesday, September 17: Departure

Conference Site:
The Workshop will take place at the International House of Scientists "Frederic Joliot-Curie" (IHS) on the Black Sea coast near Varna.   Varna is Bulgaria's third largest city and main naval port.   The International House of Scientists is situated in the big international sea-side resort "St. Constantine and Elena" (formerly called "Druzhba") to the North-East of Varna. For a detailed map of the neighbourhood of the IHS click here. On this map IHS is No 5, Grand Hotel "Varna" is No 2, Hotel "Lebed" is No 3, Hotel "Roubin" is next to Lebed (closer to the sea, on a line with GH Varna and Lebed).

Travel information:
The most convenient way to travel from abroad is by plane to Varna airport. In the summer there are many direct flights to Varna from many European cities and daily regular flights from Sofia (Bulgaria's capital). The latter is connected with Europe's major cities by daily regular flights. Travel by train is to Varna railway station. The airport (railway station) is 20 km (10 km) from the Conference site with direct bus connections. For local travel information - see FAQs button above.



Registered participants should communicate with the Organizing Committee by sending e-mail to   (see also below).
Files of presentations should be sent ONLY to

Local Organizing Committee:

V.K. Dobrev (Chairman), V.B. Petkova (Scientific secretary), L. Anguelova (Utrecht U. & Cincinnati U.), V.I. Doseva, P.B. Konstantinov, S.J. Pacheva, T.V. Popov, E.P. Puncheva, M.N. Stoilov, N.M. Stoilov, S.T. Stoimenov

Address for correspondence:

Prof. V.K. Dobrev
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy
72 Tsarigradsko Chaussee
1784 Sofia

Phone: +359 2 979-5530
Fax: +359 2 9753619
E-mail:,, (back-ups)

Last modified: 08 October 2008