This Winter School on Strings, Supergravity and Gauge Theories will take place at CERN , Geneva, from Monday February 9 to Friday February 13, 2009. It is organized by the CERN TH group .
The school is an analytic continuation of a series of schools organized in the framework of the former EC-RTN network "Constituents, Fundamental Forces and Symmetries of the Universe", hosted by CERN. This event is primarily meant for training of Ph.D. students and young postdoc researchers and will consist of general lectures in the mornings and working group sessions in the afternoons.
Previous schools in this series were organized in 2005 at SISSA in Trieste, and in 2006 , 2007 and 2008 at CERN, Geneva. Other similar schools have been organized in the past by the former related RTN network "The Quantum Structure of Spacetime and the Geometric Nature of Fundamental Interactions".
This year the school is not funded by the European Union.
The school is funded by the CERN Theory Group, and the Arnold Sommerfeld Center of Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich.
J.L.F. Barbon, S. Ferrara, A. Sevrin, J. Simon, K. Stelle, S. Theisen, A. Uranga and A. Van Proeyen.
Local organizing committee: J.-P. Derendinger, A. Uranga