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ERC and Solvay Workshop - Holography for Black Holes and Cosmology

Brussels, 9 - 13 May 2016

ULB - Campus Plaine - Solvay Room

The workshop welcomes anyone interested in the gauge/gravity correspondence and its realizations in AdS but also in new holographic dualities (non-relativistic holography, flat space, extremal black holes, de Sitter), the tools useful for studying them (symmetries, entanglement, fluids, anomalies,...) and their potential observational consequences (precision cosmology, black hole astrophysics).


Invited Participants

Jan de Boer (UvA, The Netherlands)

Arjun Bagchi (MIT, USA)

Thomas Faulkner (U. of Illinois, USA)

Samuel Gralla (U. of Arizona, USA)

Daniel Grumiller (ITP, Austria)

Diego Hofman (UvA, The Netherlands)

Nabil Iqbal (UvA, The Netherlands)

Ted Jacobson (U. Maryland, US)

Aitor Lewkowycz (Princeton U. USA)

Ramalingam Loganayagam (IAS, USA)

Paul McFadden (PI, Canada)


Monika Moscibrodzka (Radboud U., Nijmegen)

Gim Seng Ng (McGill U., Canada)

Donal O'Connell (Edinburgh U., UK)

Robert Penna (MIT, USA)

Guilherme Pimentel (Cambridge U.,UK & UvA, the Netherlands)

Suvrat Raju (ICTS Tata Institute, India)

Mukund Rangamani (UC Davis, USA)

Kostas Skenderis (U. Southampton, UK)

Wei Song (Tsinghua U., China)

Aron Wall (IAS, US)

Organising and Scientific Committee

Jay Armas (ULB, Brussels, Belgium)

Geoffrey Compère (ULB, Brussels, Belgium)

Stéphane Detournay (ULB, Brussels, Belgium)

Marc Henneaux (SI and ULB, Brussels, Belgium)

Practical information for registrants

Fee and registration

There is no registration fee.
Registrants will have to arrange and pay their own travel, accommodation, and subsistence costs.

Lunches will be provided to all participants during the workshop.

Registration will take place on Monday 9 May from 8:45 a.m. in front of the Solvay Room.


A banquet will be held on Thursday 12 May at 7:30 p.m. at Belga Queen (Rue du Fossé aux Loups, 32, 1000 Bruxelles).
For those who wish to attend, there will be a 50 Euro banquet fee to be paid cash on the first day of the workshop.

Please send a email to Isabelle Van Geet ( if you wish to attend.


The workshop will be held at ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Campus Plaine - Bld de la Plaine - 1050 Brussels (Building N.O. - 5th Floor - Solvay Room).

Click HERE for the map of the Campus.

Getting here

Metro line 5 (direction "Hermann Debroux") - Station "Delta". Delta is the metro station on the campus.
Click HERE for the map of the metro.

For more information about public transport in Brussels go to the STIB's website.

If you come by car, please click HERE for directions.


Hotel reservations must be made directly by the registrants.

Please see below links that might help you find accommodation in Brussels:

Hôtel Astrid - Hôtel Atlas - Sleep Well - Bed & Brussels - Visit Brussels - - Hotel Bloom!


**For any enquiries, please contact Isabelle Van Geet (