CERN – SEENET-MTP PhD Training Program

New Trends in High Energy Theory

October 16th-20th, 2017

Sofia, Bulgaria

We are pleased to announce the fourth PhD seminar "New Trends in High Energy Theory" in the line of the CERN – SEENET-MTP PhD Training Program. The seminar will be held at the Faculty of Physics, University of Sofia, Bulgaria, from October 15 (arrival day) to October 21 (departure day), 2017.


The event is intended for PhD students with interests in High Energy Physics and String Theory. The students will be given the opportunity to attend lectures from introductory to advanced level. The lectures will be followed by exercise classes.

Registration: Registration is now closed.

Financial support: You can apply for financial support. Applications for financial support should be made not later than September 10th (The deadline for financial support is extended till 16th September). The request should be sent at with subject "Financial support request" and short information about the applicant (name, country, institution, etc.). Uppon approval you will receive a confirmation e-mail. Local expenses will be covered for the students whose applications are accepted. Travel expenses will be reimbursed for a number of students depending on the available budget.

CV and a letter of recommendation: After registration all students are requested to provide both a CV and a letter of recommendation at

Participation fee: There is a participation fee of 200 EUR. This fee is waived for students approved for financial suport. The fee covers accommodation, local transport, breakfast, lunch and dinner.


The topics that will be covered include:

  • Introduction to string theory
  • Black holes and holographic correspondence
  • Gauge theory and holography
  • Supersymmetry and supergravity - holographic perspectives

Important Forthcoming Dates And Deadlines

10-09-2017 deadline for financial support request (Extended till 16th September)

20-09-2017 deadline for registration

15-10-2017 arrival day

16-10-2017 opening of the PhD seminar NTHET

20-10-2017 end of the programme

21-10-2017 departure day

Additional Information

You can find the list of registered participants HERE.

The timetable will be available prior to the begining of the seminar HERE.

Any questions and additional requirements can be addressed at

Sofia, Bulgaria.


Timo Weigand (CERN, Geneva, Switzerland)

Atish Dabholkar (ICTP, Trieste, Italy)

Anastasios Petkou (AU, Thessaloniki, Greece)

Veselin Filev (DIAS, Dublin, Ireland)

Nikolay Bobev (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Kiril Hristov (INRNE, BAS, Bulgaria)

Radoslav Rashkov (Sofia University, Bulgaria)

Local Organizing Committee

  • Hristo Dimov (Faculty of Physics, Sofia University) -- Chair
  • Radoslav Rashkov (Faculty of Physics, Sofia University)
  • Plamen Bozhilov (Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, BAS)
  • Tsvetan Vetsov (Faculty of Physics, Sofia University)
  • Stefan Mladenov (Faculty of Physics, Sofia University)

Program Committee

  • Gian Giudice (CERN, Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Goran Djordjevic (Faculty of Science, Nis, Serbia)
  • Wolfgang Lerche (CERN, Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Radoslav Rashkov (Faculty of Physics, Sofia University)