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Doctoral School 2021 Amsterdam

November 29 - December 17

The aim of the Amsterdam-Brussels-Geneva-Paris 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).

Information for participants Doctoral School 2021

Welcome to Amsterdam!

The program will start on Monday morning November 29th at 9h00. When you arrive in the central hall of Science Park 904, please go up the big stairs, take a sharp left and at the end of the corridor you will find classroom A1.04.


For detailed information about the schedule, including lecture rooms,  follow the link below. 

References and Lecture related information


Kyriakos Papadodimas: AdS/CFT

Andrea Puhm: A celestial holography primer

Jan Pieter van der Schaar: Cosmology

Michael Walter: Quantum Information and Quantum Gravity

Erik Verlinde: Quantum Gravity and Quantum Information

Practical information

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.

Science Park 904

Room Location Doctoral School 2021

Science Park 904
1098 XH Amsterdam

General information

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!

Route from Stayokay Zeeburg to Science park 904