Nordita is situated in the AlbaNova University Center campus, as are the two theory groups (CoPS and KoF) in the physics department of Stockholm university (SU), and the theoretical physics department of the Royal institute of technology (KTH). Since these four units share the same interests, we have decided to co-organize seminars, conferences and other scientific events in theoretical physics.
Here is a list of the regularly scheduled seminars in theoretical physics that are organized by one or more of the theory groups at AlbaNova. See the Seminar schedule for a list of seminars held within a month from now.
Theory seminar, with a slant towards string theory and general relativity.
Roughly bi-weekly seminar given by members of the local physics community, intended for a general theoretical physics audience.
Usual time: roughly weekly on Tuesdays at 11.00-12.00, usual place: the Nordita East Building seminar room, 132:028.
Usual time: weekly on Tuesdays at 11.00-12.00, usual place: the Nordita South Building seminar room, 112:028.
This is strongly phenomenology/cosmology-oriented, but occasionally theorists speak. OKC is the Oskar Klein Center, a collaboration between several research groups in physics and astronomy at Stockholm University and KTH.
Usual time: bi-weekly on Tuesdays at 13.15-14.30, usual place: the FA32 seminar room (AlbaNova main building, 3rd floor).
Theoretical biophysics, complex systems and statistical mechanics seminar; sometimes experimental work is presented. Usual time: weekly on Tuesdays 13.30-14.30, usual place: Nordita South Building seminar room, 112:028
This is is a "theory colloquium" (i.e. condensed matter, quantum information, string theory, anything theory), i.e. supposed to not be overly technical.
Usual time: weekly on Wednesdays at 11.00-12.15, usual place: the FA31 or FA32 seminar rooms (AlbaNova main building, 3rd floor).
Seminar of the OKC Cosmology and Gravity Working Group.
They are being held on Wednesdays, 13:30-14:30 in 122:026. As a rule, all papers submitted by group members to the arXiv are to be presented here. Sometimes there are two talks of 30 minutes instead. This seminar slot is also used for guests and visitors of the group. Several times a year, this slot is also used for joint seminars with the Solar Physics Institute and the group of Göran Scharmer.
Even though the physics departments of KTH and Stockholm University (SU) are located at AlbaNova, the mathematics departments are not (but within walking distance from AlbaNova). The two departments co-organize a mathematics colloquium, under the auspices of the recently formed Stockholm Mathematics Center, SMC.
Usual time: Weekly on Wednesdays at 14:30-15:30, usual place: the Oskar Klein Auditorium, FR5 (AlbaNova main building, 4th floor).
is being held Thursdays at 12:00 in 122:026. We normally get our lunch from the AlbaNova canteen and then walk back to the Nordita seminar room, or sit by the round tables outside the restaurant. (When there is a long queue, we may be late...)
Seminar of the OKC Extreme Objects Working Group.
Seminar of the OKC Theory Working Group.
The AlbaNova/Nordita colloquia are intended for students and staff members in all research fields at AlbaNova - physics, astronomy and biotechnology.
Usual time: Thursdays at 15.15-16.15, usual place: the Oskar Klein Auditorium, FR5 (AlbaNova main building, 4th floor). Coffee and tea is served at 15.00 outside the auditorium.