• Jan 22 2014

    25th Chris Engelbrecht Summer School 2014

    Group photo

    Speakers

    Back row (from left to right): Prof P Fendley (USA), Prof W Kinney (USA), Prof S Vaidya (India)
    Front row (from left to right): Prof H Reinhardt (Germany), Prof T Heinzl
    (UK), Prof N S Manton (UK), Prof A P Balachandran (USA/India)
    Insert: Prof D Gérard-Varet (France)

    Non-Linear Phenomena in Field Theory

    Protea Hotel, Technopark, Stellenbosch

    21 to 31 January 2014

    Topics and speakers at the School

    Prof A P Balachandran (Syracuse University, USA) & (Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India)
    TITLE: To be specified

    Prof P Fendley (University of Virginia, USA)
    TITLE: Non-linearity in Condensed Matter

    Prof D Gerard-Varet (Université Paris 7, France)
    TITLE: Fluid Dynamics

    Prof T Heinzl (Plymouth University, UK)
    TITLE: Non-linear QED

    Prof W Kinney (University of Buffalo, USA)
    TITLE: Cosmology and Gravitation

    Prof N S Manton (Cambridge University, UK)
    TITLE: Topological Aspects of Solitons

    Prof H Reinhardt (Tübingen University, Germany)
    TITLE: Non-linearity in Strong Interactions, Confinement

    Prof S Vaidya (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India)
    TITLE: Quantum Physics and Topology

    Programme



    Organizers

    Prof Herbert Weigel (Stellenbosch University) (Chair)

    Prof Frederik Scholtz (Director, NITheP)

    Prof Robert de Mello-Koch (WITS)

    Ms Monique Louw & Mrs René Kotzé (Conference secretaries)

    Target audience

    Persons registered at a South African Institute with at least a Bachelors Degree in Physics and Mathematics.

    Sponsor

    The Chris Engelbrecht Summer School 2014 is sponsored by the National Institute for Theoretical Physics (NITheP) http://www.nithep.ac.za/

    Date, time and venue

    The school will take place from the 21st of January to the 31st of January 2014 at Protea Hotel Technopark, Stellenbosch.
    http://www.proteahotels.com/protea-hotel-stellenbosch.html

    More about Stellenbosch and surroundings can be viewed at
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellenbosch

    http://www.stellenbosch.travel/

    See map to the venue:
    http://academic.sun.ac.za/fyeconference2008/Documentation/Directions%20to%20the%20Protea%20Hotel.pdf

    Format

    About 40 lectures of 50 minutes duration presented in English.

    Registration

    Please complete the registration form on this page.

    Please note that there are 2 categories in which you could apply namely:

    • Student Grant Category
    • General Category

    Costs

    (1) For STUDENT GRANT category participants (15 to 20 sponsored students):

    NITheP will sponsor the following for participants of the STUDENT GRANT category:

    Bus(if applicable)
    Accommodation IN 21 Jan 2014 and OUT 31 Jan 2014 (Share accommodation on full board basis i.e dinner, bed and breakfast).
    *Please note that you will be responsible for your own lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday.
    Conference fee (Lunch, tea and snacks on conference days only)
    Cocktail and Gala dinner
    Transfers to and from bus depot (if applicable)


    (2) For GENERAL category participants

    (2a) Single accommodation option:
    R12,500 fee includes:
    Accommodation IN 21 Jan 2014 OUT 31 Jan 2014 (Single accommodation on a full board basis (dinner, bed and breakfast).
    *Please note that you will be responsible for your own lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday.
    Conference fee (Lunch, tea and snacks on conference days only)
    Cocktail and Gala dinner
    Please make your own arrangements for transfer from the airport. We suggest Bettina Shuttle
    http://www.stellenbosch.travel/what-to-do/trips-tours/bettina-shuttle-services-and-tours

    (2b) Sharing accommodation option:

    R10,000 fee includes:
    Accommodation IN 21 Jan 2014 OUT 31 Jan 2014 (Sharing accommodation on a full board basis (dinner, bed and breakfast).
    *Please note that you will be responsible for your own lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday.
    Conference fee (Lunch, tea and snacks on conference days only)
    Cocktail and Gala dinner
    Please make your own arrangements for transfer from the airport. We suggest Bettina Shuttle
    http://www.stellenbosch.travel/what-to-do/trips-tours/bettina-shuttle-services-and-tours

    (2c) Conference only option includes:
    Conference fee (Lunch, tea and snacks on conference days only)
    R2,690

    (2d) Conference, dinners and 2 social functions option includes:
    Conference fee (Lunch, tea and snacks on conference days only)
    Dinners (on conference days only)
    Cocktail and Gala dinner
    R4,130

    Application for Student Grant Category

    NITheP has 15 to 20 fully supported (i.e. conference fee, accommodation and travel) grants available to local students (i.e. students currently registered at an Institute in South Africa).

    Accommodation for STUDENT GRANT category participants will be IN 21 Jan 2014 OUT 31 Jan 2014.

    Students from other countries in Africa will also be considered for NITheP supported grants PROVIDED that those students are in SA at the time of the Summer School. Due to Budget constraints, travel can only be paid within South Africa.

    PLEASE NOTE: To apply, students must submit a complete study record and a letter of support from the Supervisor or HOD. Students to be currently enrolled at an Institute in South Africa, with at least a Bachelors Degree in Physics and Mathematics.

    Those wishing to be considered for Student Grants must:
    (1) Complete and submit the online registration form by 31 October 2013.
    (2) Obtain a letter from your HOD or Supervisor and upload it along with your complete study record by using our online registration form (on this page).


    PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING REGARDING STUDENT GRANTS: ***Students supported by NITheP are expected to attend all lectures, tutorials, to complete homework assignments and possible evaluations. These Grants will be made available on the basis of academic merit.

    Payment details

    Full amount of R10,000 for sharing, or R12,500 for single accommodation payment should be paid directly to Protea Hotel Technopark, Stellenbosch.

    Please see bank detail below.

    Account name: Protea Hotel Technopark
    Name of Bank: Standard Bank
    Account number: 072395761
    Branch code: 33012
    Branch: Helderberg

    Please use the following as your reference:
    NITheP, your surname and initials as reference on the Bank Deposit slip. Please also e-mail your proof of payment to Ms Monique Louw moniquel(at)sun.ac.za.

    This is very important as NITheP needs to know when you have paid, so that Monique can confirm your attendance of the School.

    Please note: Your booking for the School will not be confirmed without your confirmation and deposit slip. To secure your registration your payment must be made before the 12th of December 2013.

    Deadlines

    31 October 2013: Last day for application for Student Grant
    08 November 2013: Student Grant applicants will be informed
    15 November 2013: Registration deadline for General participants
    12 December 2013: General category participants to make payment to the hotel

    GENERAL INFORMATiON

    • Wireless Internet will be available at the hotel.

    • Please note that any additional drinks, or mini bar in the room, evenings and weekends, are for your own account.

    Contact information

    Ms Monique Louw
    NITheP
    Stellenbosch University
    South Africa
    moniquel[at]sun[dot]ac[dot]za

    Lecture notes


    Important information for lecturers:

    Since NITheP would like to keep an archive of all the talks/slides on the webpage after the conference has concluded, please may we kindly request the following:
    • Your permission for your slides to be displayed after the conference
    • All talks to be in PDF or PowerPoint format
    • File size maximum 10MB (we can upload various sections/chapters, but with the limitation of 10MB each)

    In order for students to be able to view the lecture notes, they need to register on the NITheP website (top right corner) in order for lecture notes to be viewed in the "student section" (which contains the lecture notes of this and all previous Chris Engelbrecht Summer Schools).

    For more information on the lecture notes, please contact René Kotzé at renekotze[at]sun[dot]ac[dot]za

    Poster

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