The third edition of the Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetimes Workshop will be held at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, on 18-21 June 2024.

The venue will be on campus, at the Anfiteatro Abreu Faro (see Venue). There is no registration fee.

About the Workshop

Quantum field theory in curved spacetimes is behind several cornerstone achievements of modern theoretical physics, and remains an active and diverse field of research to this day. As in previous editions, the aim of this Workshop is to bring together researches from different branches of our field, and from different stages of the scientific career path, to present their latest work, give general overviews, and to discuss and exchange ideas regarding the future of the field. Among other topics, this Workshop will cover:

  • QFT in black hole and cosmological spacetimes

  • Mathematical and conceptual foundations of QFTCS

  • Semiclassical Einstein equations and backreaction

  • Relativistic quantum information

  • Analogue gravity

The deadline for abstract submission is the 30th of April.

The deadline for registration is the 31st of May.

Register here

We have the opportunity to provide financial support for travel and lodging for up to 10 young researchers, courtesy of the Julian Schwinger Foundation for Physics Research. If you require support, please indicate it in you registration form, and write us a brief email (with a subject "Financial support request" and your name) explaining your circumstances. Also, to be considered for support in a timely fashion, please complete your registration (with abstract submission) by the 10th of April.

Invited speakers:

  • Paul R. Anderson (Wake Forest University)

  • Hing-Tong Cho (Tamkang University)

  • Erik Curiel (Universität Bonn; Harvard Black Hole Initiative)

  • Eleni-Alexandra Kontou (King’s College London)

  • Jeff Steinhauer (Technion)

Scientific organising committee:
Julio Arrechea (SISSA)
Valentin Boyanov (CENTRA, IST)
Antonio Ferreiro (Utrecht University)
Gerardo García-Moreno (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía - CSIC)
Silvia Pla (King's College London)

Local organising committee:
Valentin Boyanov, Vitor Cardoso, Rita Sousa, Tiago Vasques Fernandes

Illustration and design:
Ana Carvalho

Web development:
João Vasconcelos