Quantum spacetime and the Renormalization Group

October 12-16, 2020

at CP3-Origins , University of Southern Denmark, Odense
funded by the Villum foundation.


Astrid Eichhorn (CP3-Origins),
Alessia Platania (Heidelberg University),
Frank Saueressig (Radboud University Nijmegen)

In case the workshop cannot take place at CP3-Origins in Odense in October due to COVID 19, it will very likely go ahead as an online meeting. The organizers will make the decision no later than the end of July. Please do not make travel arrangements under any circumstances before you have received an official confirmation that the workshop will go ahead in a traditional format at CP3-Origins in Odense.

Quantum spacetime and the Renormalization Group

This is the fifth in a series of workshops on Quantum Spacetime and the Renormalization Group, bringing together researchers exploring a broad range of research avenues in Quantum Gravity, including, but not limited to, Asymptotically Safe Gravity, Causal and Euclidean Dynamical Triangulations, Causal Sets, Group Field Theories, Spin Foam models and Tensor Models. Previous installments took place at the Perimeter Institute in 2014, at Nordita in 2015, at the Lorentz Center in Leiden in 2017 and in Bad Honnef in 2018.

The main goals of the workshop are

  • contributing to sharpening the major conceptual and technical open questions of the field and identifying routes to answer these.
  • triggering new collaborations, in particular between researchers from neighboring communities, enabling a fruitful exchange of ideas and transfer of knowledge.
  • providing in particular young researchers with a comprehensive overview of the most pressing questions in the field and motivating them to tackle these from new angles.
  • producing novel ideas how to bridge the gap between a fundamental theory of quantum gravity and observations and triggering new developments towards observational tests of quantum gravity.

Invited speakers & panellists

  • Niayesh Afshordi (Perimeter Institute, Canada)
  • Jan Ambjorn (NBI, Denmark)
  • Dario Benedetti (Inst. Polytechnique de Paris, France)
  • Alfio Bonanno (University of Catania, Italy)
  • Sylvain Carrozza (Perimeter Institute, Canada)
  • Simon Catterall (University of Syracuse, USA)
  • Giuseppe Clemente (University of Pisa, Italy)
  • Bianca Dittrich (Perimeter Institute, Canada)
  • John Donoghue (University of Massachussetts, USA)
  • Holger Gies (University of Jena, Germany)
  • Andrzej Görlich (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
  • Aaron Held (Imperial College, UK)
  • Benjamin Knorr (Perimeter Institute, Canada)
  • Stefano Liberati (SISSA, Italy)
  • Daniel Litim (University of Sussex, UK)
  • Tim Morris (University of Southampton, UK)
  • Max Niedermaier (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Niels Obers (Nordita, Sweden)
  • Nobuyoshi Ohta (Kinki University, Japan)
  • Daniele Oriti (LMU, Germany)
  • Jan Pawlowski (Heidelberg University, Germany)
  • Roberto Percacci (SISSA, Italy)
  • Manuel Reichert (CP3-Origins, Denmark)
  • Katarzyna Rejzner (University of York, UK)
  • Martin Reuter (University of Mainz, Germany)
  • Francesco Sannino (CP3-Origins, Denmark)
  • Sebastian Steinhaus (University of Jena, Germany)
  • Kelly Stelle (Imperial College, London)
  • Sumati Surya (Raman Research Institute, India)
  • Thomas Thiemann (FAU Erlangen, Germany)
  • Antonio Pereira (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil)


To apply for participation in the meeting, please follow this link.
Please do not make travel arrangements under any circumstances, before you have had a confirmation from the organizers that you are admitted to the workshop and that the workshop will take place at CP3-Origins. Both decisions will be taken by the end of July. Your application for participation is also valid if the workshop will take place online.


email: eichhorn AT cp3.sdu.dk