Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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2018 QSPACE Training School

2018, Sep 23 -- Sep 30

M. Asorey (Zaragoza University - Benasque CCBPP)
J. M. Gracia-Bondia (Zaragoza University)
B. Jurco (Charles University, Prague)
C. Martin (Complutense University, Madrid)
M. Schlichenmaier (Luxemburg University)

The 2018 QSPACE Training School is an International Physics School aimed to provide an advanced specialization to Ph. D. students and young researchers on the field of noncommutative geometry structures, and more generally in novel mathematical methods of quantum gravity, strings and field theory.

The program of the School combines five courses and two specialized seminars with individual work supervised by tutors. Lectures will be delivered mostly in the mornings, whereas Tutorials and Special Talks on selected topics will be reserved for the afternoons. Students will work through the solutions of problems proposed by lecturers, with the help of tutors. All students are also encouraged to present and discuss their work during specific sessions (Student Seminars).


- A. Cattaneo (Zurich U.): The BV-BFV formalism
- Y. Fregier (L M de Lens): Deformation theory and structures up to homotopy.
- C. Sleight (Université Libre de Bruxelles): Higher spin theories
- J. Trnka (U. California, Davis, QMAP & Santa Barbara, KITP): Grassmannian geometry of scattering amplitudes
- W.D. van Suijlekom (Nijmegen U., IMAPP): Noncommutative Geometry and Particle Physics


- J. Trampetic (R. Boskovic Institute, Croacia): Quantum duality of the noncommutative field theories related by theta-exact Seiberg-Witten map and its cosmological consequences,
- R. Szabo (Heriot-Watt U.) Perspectives on Nonassociative Geometry,
- J. C. Várilly (Costa Rica U.): String-local quantum fields: an overview

It is convenient to invite young graduates, Ph D students and early career postdocs to register as soon as possible. Financial aid is available, and in this respect early registration is advisable.

Benasque is a beautiful village located in the Spanish Pyrenees, just at the bottom of their highest mountain (Pico de Aneto), with a wonderful countryside/hiking environment. The Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual (http://benasque.org/) is an international meeting infrastructure which provides excellent facilities and an agreeable atmosphere to allow the participants to interact with senior speakers and tutors and also to carry their work during the meeting. The lecture halls and the rooms for discussion sessions are located in the Centre. Computing and electronic communication facilities are available.


The 2018 QSPACE Training School is supported by COST collaboration Quantum structure of Spacetime, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universidad de Zaragoza



Registration fee information

The registration fee for this conference is:

Before Jul 15After Jul 15
Fee50 eur.100 eur.

Pay by bank transfer

The registration fee must be paid to the account of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual after your application has been accepted.

Ibercaja (account number): 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193
IBAN: ES44 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193

Remember that your registration is complete only after the payment is made.

* Please, pay after your application has been accepted.
* Please, send a confirmation by e-mail to info@benasque.org.
* Please pay all bank charges
* Include as a subject in the transfer '2018qspace Your_Surname'
* In the comments section include:
      Full name of the conference and your name.

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*Cancellation Policy*
A 30 euro charge will be applied for cancellations made up to 10 days before the conference start date.
A no refund policy will be applied to cancellations made after this date.

Bus Transportation

The center provides free buses:
From Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 686, Metro: L3 Palau Reial at 15:00h (Note that the bus stops opposite University of Barcelona, Facultat de Física i Química)

From Barcelona airport ('El Prat', Terminal T2A: on leaving exit, turn left and you will find a police building called 'Mossos d'Esquadra') at 15:30h.

Return buses:
From Benasque to Barcelona airport, departure at 9:00h.
The trip by bus to Barcelona takes 4-5h. approximately. The trip by car only takes 3h 30m.

Bus trajectories and dates:
- Barcelona-Benasque, Sep 23.
- Benasque-Barcelona, Sep 30.

Registration & accommodation

Application deadline is June 20

Further Information.

  • List of participants.
  • Scientific program.
  • Pictures

This session has received financial support from the following institutions:

  • logo CSIC
  • Gobierno de Aragón
  • Ministerio de educación y ciencia
  • DPH
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Ayuntamiento de Benasque


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