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Second EFI winter conference on Quantum Gravity (2014)


Second EFI winter conference on Quantum Gravity

When and Where?

Monday, February 10 to Friday, February 14 2014 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 will keep the mornings free for work, skiing or hiking. Talks will start around 13:00 and may run till 19:00 or 20:00.The current draft program can be found here.

The conference dinner will take place Wednesday, Feb. 12, 19:00 at the restaurant Bergfriedalm.

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.


The current draft program can be found here.

The conference dinner will take place Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1900 at the restaurant Bergfriedalm.


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


  • Emanuele Alesci, University Warsaw
  • Mehdi Assaniousi, University Warsaw
  • Benjamin Bahr, University Hamburg
  • Norbert Bodendorfer, University Warsaw
  • Sylvain Carrozza, University Aix-Marseille
  • Goffredo Chirco, University Aix-Marseille
  • Francesco Cianfrani, University Wroclav
  • Andrea Dapor, University Warsaw
  • Bianca Dittrich, Perimeter Institute
  • Marco Finocchiaro, MPI for Gravitational Physics
  • Christian Fleischhack, University Paderborn
  • Marc Geiller, Penn State University
  • Hal Haggard, University Aix-Marseille
  • Muxin Han, University Aix-Marseille
  • Maximilian Hanusch, University Paderborn
  • Wojciech Kaminski, Perimeter Institute
  • Marcin Kisielowski, University Warsaw
  • Tim Kittel* Humboldt-University Berlin
  • Suzanne Lanery, University Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Jerzy Lewandowski, University Warsaw
  • Ilkka Makinen, University Warsaw
  • Guillermo Mena, Institute for the Structure of Matter
  • Jakub Mielczarek, University Warsaw
  • Robert Oeckl, National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Javier Olmedo, University of the Republic
  • Daniele Oriti, MPI for Gravitational Physics
  • Tomasz Pawlowski*, Andres Bello University
  • Daniele Pranzetti, University Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Saeed Rastgoo, UNAM Morelia
  • Julian Rennert, University Heidelberg
  • Hanno Sahlmann, University Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • John Schliemann, University Regensburg
  • Frederic Schuller*, University Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Jan Sikorski, University Warsaw
  • David Sloan, Cambridge University
  • Jedrzej Swiezewski, University Warsaw
  • Thomas Thiemann*, University Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Casey Tomlin, MPI for Gravitational Physics
  • Wolfgang Wieland, Penn State University
  • Mingyi Zhang, University Aix-Marseille
  • Antonia Zipfel, University Warsaw

*: To be confirmed.

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, train, or shuttle. If you are interested in shuttle service, please check out

Four Seasons Travel
Tel: +43 512 584157

They offer two way transfer from Munich airport starting at 109 EUR. They say a typical wait at the airport is 30 minutes. If a certain number of people arrive on the same plane and book together, there is a rebate.

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

  • Norbert Bodendorfer <>
  • Jerzy Lewandowski <>
  • Hanno Sahlmann <>

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