Current seminars

In addition to the Vienna relativity seminars, the calendar above sometimes contains other events of interest to members of the relativity group. The seminars of the Vienna relativity group are listed below.

Location (unless indicated otherwise): Währinger Str. 17
- Room 218 on the 2nd floor for standard seminars, and
- Common room, first floor, for lunch seminars. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, the regular (not-lunch) relativity seminars take place in Room 218 2nd floor, Währingerstrasse 17.

The Mathematical Physics Seminars take place on Tuesdays at 14.15.

The Particle Physics Seminars take place on Tuesdays at 16.15.

  • Wednesday, March 21, lunch seminar, 13:00, Stefan Palenta (Vienna): Gravitational Wave Detection in Interferometers

Abstract:On the way towards a feasibility study of waveguide-based gravitational wave detection, the seminar will review the very basic calculations of interferometric gravitational wave detection within 3 different descriptions:
- lightlike geodesics (TT gauge)
- relativistic Maxwell equations (TT gauge)
- laboratory frame considerations (LL gauge)

  • Thursday, March 22, 14:00, Wei-Min Wang (Cergy-Pontoise): Time quasi-periodic solutions to nonlinear Klein-Gordon equations

Abstract: We discuss time quasi-periodic solutions to nonlinear Klein-Gordon equations on the torus in arbitrary dimensions. We will explain the result and the method, which is based on Anderson localization and algebraic geometry.

  • Friday, March 23, lunch seminar, 13:00, Tim-Torben Paetz (Vienna): Multiple Killing Horizons

Abstract: In this talk we consider Killing horizons which are such for two or more linearly independent Killing vectors. We provide a rigorous definition of these multiple Killing horizons (MKHs) an derive a couple of properties. We also present explicit examples of all possible types of MKHs. This is joint work with M. Mars and J. Senovilla.

  • Thursday, April 12, 14:00, Johanna Knapp (Vienna): Calabi-Yau geometry from supersymmetric gauge theory

Abstract: Calabi-Yau spaces play an important role in compactifications of string theory from ten to four dimensions. In this talk I will show how Calabi-Yaus can be constructed and analyzed by making use of a supersymmetric gauge theory in two dimensions - the gauged linear sigma model. After introducing the basic concepts and examples, I will give an overview of recent applications.

  • Thursday, April 19, 14:00, Léo Bigorgne (Orsay): (tba)


  • Thursday, June 7, 14:00, Jan Sbierski (Oxford): (tba)


  • Thursday, June 14, 14:00, Philipp Hoehn (Vienna): (tba)


  • Thursday, June 25, 14:00, Carla Cederbaum (Tuebingen): (tba)