The aim of the Brussels-Paris-Amsterdam-Geneva Doctoral School on “Quantum Field Theory, Strings and Gravity” is to provide first-year PhD students with advanced courses that help bridge the gap between Master-level courses and the most recent advances in the field. Responsible for the organization as well as for teaching the courses are the ULB, the VUB, the University of Amsterdam, various institutions in Paris led by Ecole Normale Supérieure, and various institutions in Switzerland led by the Swiss network "SwissMap" (ETH, U. Bern, U. Geneva, CERN).
The program will start on Monday morning December 4th at 10h00. The first thing you have to do when you arrive at Science park 904 is to go to the front desk and pick up your visitors keycard. You will keep this card with you until the last day of the school. See lecture schedule below:
The lectures will take place in various rooms in building Science Park 904, 1090 GL Amsterdam (see map of our campus below).
You can use all public areas to work. The lounge of the institute (C4.278, on the 4th floor) is also an option whenever there is no meeting going on.
The restaurant on the ground floor of building 904 serves lunch and dinner. It is open from 11h00 to 18h00. On the same floor you can also find a Coffee Corner open from 8h30 to 16h30 (at 17h00 from Wednesday to Friday the coffee corner changes into a café, open until 21h00).
Note that you can not pay by cash in the restaurant/café and vendingmachines at Science park 904. You have to pay by card.
Other options for lunch and/or dinner on the campus are: Restaurant Polder open from 10h00 until 00h00 and Eetcafe de Oerknal open from 10h00 until 00h30 am.
All buildings on the campus are off limits before 7h00 and after 22h00 during weekdays. On Saturdays the building is open from 10h00 to 18h00.The building is closed on Sundays.
The use of public transportation requires the use of a “OV-chipkaart”. You can purchase an OV-chipkaart at the railway station and at various other locations (for more information see link below).
You can also rent a bike at e.g. MacBike . Even though Amsterdam is a very bike-friendly city, you should pay attention to the rules. In particular, don't bike on a car lane if there's a bike path, don't bike on side walks and pedestrian areas, and don't bike on the wrong side of the street. Also, don't count on getting the right-of-way from taxi drivers and watch the tram tracks!
For more information about the accommodation that will be used by part of the students of the Amsterdam part of the doctoral school 2017 see link below (participants will receive a mail about the booking details).