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Workshop on "SYK models: from strongly correlated systems to quantum gravity"


Brussels, 27 - 28 June 2023



This workshop is organized in the context of the 2023 Jacques Solvay Chair in Physics

held by Subir Sachdev (Harvard).


Invited Speakers

Registration is now closed


Click HERE to view the program

Dario Benedetti (CPHT, France)
Mike Blake (U. of Bristol, UK)

Jean-Philippe Brantut (EPFL, Switzerland)
Leticia Cugliandolo (LPTHE, France)

Sebastian Diehl (U. of Cologne, Germany)
Giuseppe Di Giulio (U. Würzburg, Germany)

Blaise Goutéraux (CPHT, France)

Felix Haehl (U. of Southampton, UK)

Sean Hartnoll (U. of Cambridge, UK)

Jorge Kurchan (ENS, France)
Andreas Läuchli (EPFL, Switzerland)
Andrew Lucas (U. of Colorado Boulder, USA)
Thomas Mertens (Ugent, Belgium)

Koenraad Schalm (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
Mathias Scheurer (U. Innsbruck, Austria)

Organising and Scientific Committee

Ben Craps (VUB, Belgium)
Frank Ferrari (ULB, Belgium)
Nathan Goldman (ULB, Belgium) 
Marc Henneaux (ULB, Belgium)
Christian Maes (KUL, Belgium)
Alex Sevrin (VUB, Belgium)
Eugene Skvortsov (UMONS, Belgium)
Jacques Tempere (UAntwerpen, Belgium)
Frank Verstraete (Ugent, Belgium)


Practical information for attendees

Fee and registration

Attendance is free of charge but registration is required (limited space).
June 12, 2023 is the deadline for registration.


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 (QUARTIER MAGENTA - FORUM F) on Tuesday 27 June 2023 from 09:15 a.m.

Coffee Breaks and Lunches

Coffee breaks and lunches will be served in the corridor next to conference room.


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


A banquet will be held on Tuesday 27 June 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 May.

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.

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 (