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Nordita Advanced Winter School on Theoretical Cosmology
13-24 January 2020 Nordita, Stockholm



Nordita, Stockholm, Sweden


The purpose of this winter school is to provide late PHD students and young postdocs with introductory and advanced courses in a range of the most important topics in the field of Theoretical Cosmology. Furthermore, the school will provide a way to bring together students and young postdocs across different fields, research institutions and countries.


There will be three one-and-a-half-hour lectures per day, two in the morning and one after lunch. Late in the afternoon there will be time for work on problems, discussion sessions or short talks.

The first week of the school will cover mostly basic topics in Theoretical Cosmology, while the second week of the school will cover contemporary research topics.

Lecturers and Topics

  • Lasha Berezhiani (MPP Munich)
Condensed Matter Methods for Cosmology
  • Robert Brandenberger (McGill U.)
Cosmological Perturbations; Inflation and alternatives
  • Valerie Domcke (DESY)
Gravitational Waves in Cosmology
  • Ruth Durrer (Geneva U.)
From theory to data
  • Pedro Ferreira (U. of Oxford)
Dark Energy and Modified Gravity
  • Steffen Gielen (U. of Sheffield)
Cosmology and Quantum Gravity
  • Michele Maggiore (U. of Geneva)
Cosmology and Non-Local Gravity
  • David Marsh (Stockholm U.)
Axion Cosmology
  • Guilherme Pimentel (U. of Amsterdam)
Cosmological Fluctuations from Symmetries
  • Marjorie Schillo (Uppsala U.)
Cosmology and String Theory

Social Events

There will be a catered dinner in the first week and an optional day-trip over the weekend. More details about both events will be forwarded to the participants after the registration period is over.


The school is primarily intended for late PhD students and young postdocs. Nordic and Baltic PhD students can apply for financial support for hotel expenses.

You apply to the Nordita winter school in two steps:

  1. Fill in the form in the menu to the left
  2. Send your CV as an attachment to

Note that all two steps must be completed by 15 November 2019. There is no registration fee.


  • Elisa Ferreira (MPA-Garching)
  • Guilherme Franzmann (Nordita)
  • Jerome Quintin (AEI-Potsdam)
  • Ricardo Zambujal Ferreira (Nordita)

Scientific Advisory Committee

  • Robert Brandenberger (McGill University)
  • Eiichiro Komatsu (MPA & IPMU)
  • Jean-Luc Lehners (AEI-Potsdam)
  • Niels A. Obers (Nordita)

Sponsored by:


Dates: from 13 January 2020 08:30 to 24 January 2020 18:00
Location: Nordita, Stockholm
Roslagstullsbacken 23, 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Room: 122:026
Chairs: FERREIRA, Elisa
FRANZMANN, Guilherme

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