Petnica Summer Institute

Summer School on General Relativity
24 July - 2 August, 2016

In 2016 we continue pursuing the idea of intensive summer programme for the undergraduate and early graduate students, where advanced lectures are given by experts in the fields. This year we are happy to present Summer School on General Relativity. Following the 100th anniversary of Einstein's great discovery and recent detection of gravitational waves from LIGO, this is a perfect time to learn about GR and discuss recent progress and future developments of the theory and experiments.

The aim: The school aims to provide intensive and thorough course on General Relativity and applications. The school is not limited to lectures, but will also include daily discussion sessions, problem solving and independent work.

For whom: The school is intended for senior undergraduate and early graduate students mainly from Balkans region. All lectures will be given in English, so we also welcome students from anywhere abroad. Exceptional younger students and interested graduate students will also be considered.

By whom: Lectures will be given mostly by PhD students and young postdocs, but also by some senior researchers. Lecturers come from various European and US institutions.


  • Special Theory of Relativity
  • General Theory of Relativity
  • Gravitational Waves
  • Black Holes
  • Cosmology
  • Observational Tests of General Relativity
  • BH Thermodynamics and Quantum Gravity
  • Lecturers

  • Diego Blas (CERN, Geneva)
  • Atish Dabholkar (ICTP, Trieste)
  • Guido D'Amico (CERN, Geneva)
  • Valerie Domcke (APC, Paris)
  • Marco Letizia (SISSA, Trieste)
  • Andrej Obuljen (SISSA, Trieste)
  • Daniele Pranzetti (SISSA, Trieste)
  • Marko Simonović (IAS, Princeton)