Strings, Cosmology and Gravity Student Conference 2010

Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris

November 3rd-5th 2010

We are pleased to announce the 3rd Strings, Cosmology and Gravity Student Conference (SCGSC), which this year will take place at the Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris from the 3rd to the 5th of November 2010. The conference is designed to bring together young PhD and postdoctoral scientists working in theoretical high energy physics, especially in the areas of String Theory, Cosmology and Gravity. Our primary aim is to give attendants the opportunity to present their research via contributed talks and to form collaborations. There is no registration fee and the conference is open to all interested graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. In the spirit of previous conferences there will be contributed talks only, which will be selected from the abstracts submitted.

Links to previous conferences in this series can be found here: SCSC08 (Institut Henri Poincare, Paris), SCSC09 (Imperial College, London)

This year's conference will be held at the Institut Henri Poincare in Paris from Wednesday 3rd of November to Friday 5th of November.

Further details

  • The conference will start at 14:00 on Wednesday 3rd of November and finish at 18:00 on Friday 5th of November.
  • All talks will be of equal length: 30 min.
  • The schedule has now been finalized. More information can be found here.
  • Lunch on Thursday (see schedule details above) and Coffee during breaks will be provided by the organizers.
  • The conference will be taking place in amphitheatre Hermite and amphitheatre Darboux in the Institut Henri Poincaré (IHP).
    • More information about the IHP can be found here
    • Both amphitheatres are on the ground floor.
    • The address is: Institut Henri Poincaré, 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie - 75231 Paris Cedex 05 
    • IHP, 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie - 75231 Paris Cedex 05

  • Please arrive at the Institut Henri Poincaré by 13:30 on Wednesday the 3rd of November (The official programme will start at 14:00). 
  • Transport for Paris with maps and tube times is available here.

Timetable, list of participants and abstracts

The schedule has been finalized and you can find all the information on timetable, participants and abstracts here.

Social events

    There will be a conference dinner organized on Thursday November 4th at 20h30.
    The conference dinner is planned to take place in a restaurant called
                "Chez Papa"
                27 Rue de la Colonie,
                75013 Paris

    The  dinner price is 26 euro and will cover : aperitif + menu (entrée + plat principal + dessert). Drinks are not included.


Registration is CLOSED.

Registration is done electronically at the following address: scgsc10.paris@gmail.com and there is no registration fee. When registering please use the following format:


Full Name:                   (e.g. Mr John Smith)
Current Position:          (e.g. 1st year PhD or Postdoctoral researcher)
Institution:                   (e.g. Institut Henri Poincare)
City:                           (e.g. Paris)
Country:                     (e.g. France)
Email:                        (e.g. scgsc10.paris@gmail.com)

Would you like to present a talk?: Yes/No
If YES, please give us a title:
and an abstract:

Would you like to attend the conference dinner (at participants' expense)?: Yes/No 

Will you require financial support towards travel and accomodation costs?: Yes/No
Please note that financial support is only available for a limited number of participants from French or British institutions.


Also please include the string [Registration] in the email's subject, so as to facilitate treatment of data by the organizers.

Contributed Talks: If you would like to give a contributed talk at the conference, we ask you to submit a title and abstract together with your registration. Successful applicants will be notified in due course.

Financial Support: Please indicate whether you will require financial support when registering. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we expect to be able to provide funding for accommodation and travel expenses to the majority of participants from French and British institutions. Priority will be given to speakers and early applicants. Successful applicants will be notified of the amount of financial support we can provide in due course.

The Application deadline for both contributed talks and financial support is: 1st October 2010.

Reimbursement details

This section only applies to participants who have successfully applied for financial support. All Participants should make their own travel and accommodation arrangements and financial support will take the form of a capped net amount up to which successful applicants will be reimbursed. Successful applicants will be notified of the amount of financial support we can provide in due course.

Expense claim forms will be handed out at the conference and expenses can only be claimed if the appropriate receipts are also submitted along with the forms.
For bank transfers we will also need international bank details e.g. IBAN, SWIFT code etc.

Receipts: Please bring receipts for all travel expenses to the conference to submit together with the claim forms.


Participants should make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

For a list of nearby hotels please visit the following website (all hotels within walking distance to the conference venue): 
Hotel List

We can also suggest a conference deal for accommodation at Chateau du CNRS in Gif sur Yvette (see the map below) for 50€/night (breakfast included). It is located near an RER B station, from where you can reach the IHP in 45 minutes by RER B. If you would like to stay at the Chateau, please contact us via the conference email address and we will take care of the reservation. Priority will be given to speakers and early applicants.

Agrandir le plan

If you prefer staying in a more central location, we suggest booking a room at Hotel Gay-Lussac (
paris-hotel-gay-lussac.com) which is a relatively inexpensive hotel (40€/night/person for a double room, and 70€/night for a single room), located near the IHP. The number of rooms available here is limited, so please book early if you are interested.

Please inform us of your choice.


Sponsors and Acknowlegments

We are very grateful to our sponsors: The CEA - Saclay, the French Embassy in London, the IoP Mathematical and Theoretical Physics Group and the FRIF.

Organizing Committee