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Workshop on "Near-Extremal Black Holes"


Brussels, 2 - 4 September 2024 - ULB - Campus Plaine


Invited Speakers

Ankit Aggarwal (U. of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Geoffrey Compère (ULB, Brussels, Belgium)
Roberto Emparan Barcelona U., Spain)
Monica Guica (Institut de Physique Théorique, Saclay)
Luca Iliesiu (UC Berkeley, USA)

Swapnamay Mondal (Banaras Hindu U.)

Achilleas Porfyriadis (U. of Crete, Greece)

Mukund Rangamani (UC Davis, USA)

Grant Remmen (New York U., USA)
Joan Simon (Edinburgh U. UK)
Chiara Toldo (U. of Milan, Italy)


Scientific and Organising Committee

Ben Craps (VUB, Brussels, Belgium)
Stephane Detournay (ULB, Brussels, Belgium)
Marc Henneaux (SI & ULB, Brussels, Belgium)
Thomas Mertens (Ghent U., Belgium)
Alejandro Vilar Lopez (ULB, Brussels, Belgium)


Practical information for attendees


Attendance is free of charge but registration is required (limited space).

To register, please click on ‘Click HERE to register’ at the top right of the webpage.


After registering you should receive an automatic response confirming that your registration has been submitted.

This message is then followed by an email confirming your participation.

Name badges will be distributed on site on Monday 2 September from 09:30 a.m.

For any enquiries, please contact Isabelle Van Geet (


Contributed talks

A number of slots are available for contributed talks.

If you wish to apply, please send a title and a short abstract (maximum 500 words including references)
to Isabelle Van Geet by email at, by 12 August 2024.


Notifications regarding the status of your abstract will be sent once the review process is complete. 


The workshop will be held at ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles) - Campus Plaine - Bld de la Plaine
1050 Brussels . Click HERE for the map of the Campus.


A banquet will be held on Tuesday 3 September at 7:30 p.m.
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.

An email with the banquet registration details will be sent to all participants in August.

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.



Travel and accommodation

Attendees will have to arrange and pay for their own travel, accommodation, and subsistence costs.

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


Brussels City Center:

Hôtel Atlas - Sleep Well - Bed & Brussels - - Hotel Saint-Nicolas

Hotel Queen Anne - Hotel Bloom - Max Hotel - Metropole Hotel - Plaza Hotel


Hotels close to the venue:

U-Residence: 1.2 km (12 minutes walk)

Hotel Brussels: 3.6 km (25 minutes walk - tram number 8: 20 minutes)

Hotel Barsey by Warwick: 3,8 km (28 minutes walk - tram number 8: 21 minutes)

Hotel Ibis Styles Hotel Brussels Louise: 3.6 km (25 minutes walk - tram number 8: 20 minutes)

Hotel Capital: 3.3 km (19 minutes walk - tram number 8: 16 minutes)



For any enquiries, please contact Isabelle Van Geet (