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2023 Arnold Sommerfeld School

The Quantum Gravity Swampland and its consequences for the observable world

09.10.2023 – 13.10.2023

The Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics at the LMU in Munich will host a school on “The Quantum Gravity Swampland and its consequences for the observable world” in the period October 9-13, 2023. We plan to have the school in presence, in accordance with the Corona rules then in force.

The school is primarily aimed at PhD students, but master students and more senior researchers are very welcome to apply as well. It will cover introductory lectures to the swampland program as well as more advanced topics on formal developments and phenomenological applications to particle physics and cosmology.



  • Niccolo Cribiori (MPP Munich)
  • Markus Dierigl (LMU Munich)
  • Gia Dvali (LMU Munich)
  • Mariana Graña (IPhT, Saclay)
  • Thomas Grimm (Utrecht University)
  • Eran Palti (Ben Gurion University)
  • Cumrun Vafa (Harvard)
  • Irene Valenzuela (IFT Madrid & CERN)
  • Timo Weigand (Hamburg University)
  • Jochen Weller (LMU Munich)

Program (preliminary)



Michael Haack and Dieter Lüst



Please apply before August 27, 2023 (the deadline was extended). This year we are able to offer external participants some financial support. Participants with an affiliation in Europe (including Turkey) can be subsidized with up to 300 euros and participants with an affiliation outside of Europe can be supported with up to 500 euros. More information about how to apply for the financial support can be found under "Registration" on the indico webpage of the school. There is no fee for participating in the school but you will have to arrange your trip and accommodation yourself. You can find a list of hostels and hotels close to the ASC here.





Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics
Theresienstr. 37
80333 München

Lecture hall: B052

This is downtown Munich and it is reachable by underground (take line U3 or U6 to stop Universität or line U2 to stop Theresienstraße) and by tram (take line 27 to stop Pinakotheken).