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First EFI winter conference on canonical and covariant LQG (2013)


First EFI winter conference on canonical and covariant LQG

When and Where?

Monday, February 25 to Friday, March 1 2013 Tux, Austria

General Information

The conference aims to bring together experts on canonical and covariant loop quantum gravity and related topics, in the scenic village of Tux , in the Austrian alps. The schedule of the conference will give ample time for discussion and collaboration.

The venue of the conference is the Gletschersaal at the conference center of Tux.


The conference is supported by the Emerging Fields Initiative Quantum Geometry of the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and by the Institute for Quantum Gravity.

Titles and slides

The slides of the talks are now becoming available. Please check the list below


Talks will be 40 minutes, with an additional 20 minutes for questions and discussions. Talks are scheduled in the afternoon, with the mornings free for collaboration, hiking, or skiing. A draft version of the program is available for download.

The abstracts for the talks, as well as the arrival and departure days of the participants can be found here.


The list of participants is not yet complete, but will be updated regularly.

  • Emanuele Alesci (Warsaw University)
  • Mehdi Assanioussi (Warsaw University)
  • Martin Bojowald (Pennsylvania State University)
  • Francesco Cianfrani (University Wroclaw)
  • Mikel Fernandez Mendez (Institute for the Structure of Matter,Madrid)
  • Andrea Dapor (Warsaw University)
  • Michael Gary (University Vienna)
  • Wojciech Kaminski (Warsaw University)
  • Marcin Kisielowski (Warsaw University)
  • Jerzy Lewandowski (Warsaw University)
  • Guillermo Mena Marugan (Institute for the structure of Matter, Madrid)
  • Jakub Mielczarek (Jagiellonian University, Cracow; NCNR, Warsaw)
  • Jacek Puchta (Warsaw University)
  • Jorge Pullin (Louisiana State University)
  • Carlo Rovelli (Marseille University)
  • Hanno Sahlmann (University Erlangen-Nuremberg)
  • Frederic Schuller (University Erlangen-Nuremberg)
  • Simone Speziale (Marseille University)
  • Jedrzej Swiezewski (Warsaw University)
  • Tomasz Trzesniewski (University Wroclaw)
  • Francesca Vidotto (University Nijmegen)
  • Wolfgang Wieland (Marseille University)
  • Derek Wise (University Erlangen-Nuremberg)
  • Antonia Zipfel (University Erlangen-Nuremberg)

Housing and Travel

Housing can be booked via the tourist information in Tux. The organizers are happy to assist if difficulties are encountered.

The nearest international airports are Munich and Innsbruck. From there, Tux can be reached by bus and train.

If you come by public transport, the situation is as follows: The regular trains of the German and Austrian railway companies stop in Jenbach. From there, there is a train connection with the Ziller Valley Railway Company to Mayrhofen. Mayrhofen is some 15km from Tux, and there are buses that run between Mayrhofen and Tux. You can find the schedules as well as more detailed information on the travel page and the schedules page of the tourist information in Tux

If you arrive late or have to leave early, there might be no suitable connection between Jenbach and Tux. In this case, please let us know, and we will try to organize some kind of car transport for you.


Organizers of the conference are

  • Jerzy Lewandowski <>
  • Hanno Sahlmann <>

with help from many others. Please contact us if you need help, or have questions or suggestions.