The Erwin Schroedinger Institute for Mathematical Physics

Summer School: Between Geometry and Relativity

The school will take place on July 17 - 21, 2017. It is part of the special program "Geometry and Relativity" at the Erwin-Schrödinger-Institute (ESI) in Vienna. It is aimed at doctoral students and young researchers. Its goal is to present the latest developments in the field to younger colleagues and to researchers participating in the program and wishing to expand their research perspective. The school will also serve as a stepping stone for younger colleagues who wish to attend the conference.

We plan 6 lecture series for a total of 20 hours of lectures. In addition to the lectures there will be three two-hour problem sessions on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday to accompany the lecture series of Corvino, Galloway, Ringström, and Schoen. A ``reader" of lecture notes will be made available in due time.

A poster session will be organised, so that all participants who wish to do so will be able to present their work.

A prerequisite is some grounding in differential geometry and general relativity.

Applications for participation can be submitted online at Applications received by April 15 will receive full consideration, with a first selection of participants by early May. Later applications might be considered depending upon the outcome of the first selection.

We are grateful to the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the journal Classical and Quantum Gravity, the Erwin Schrödinger Institute, the European Mathematical Society, the International Association of Mathematical Physics, the Journal of Mathematical Physics and the Vienna Doctoral School for financial support.

We are hoping for a positive outcome of an application to the NSF for a travel grant for US participants.


  • R. Beig (U Vienna)
  • P. T. Chruściel (U Vienna)
  • M. Eichmair (U Vienna)
  • G. Galloway (U Miami)
  • R. Schoen (UC, Irvine)

Local organization:

  • T.-T. Paetz (U Vienna)

    Vienna Doctoral School International Association of Mathematical Physics National Science Foundation  European Mathematical Society Classical Quantum Gravity Journal of Mathematical Physics, START Programme of the FWF