DIP Collaboration on Holography and the Swampland

German-Israeli Research Collaboration supported by the DFG

The collaboration is working on developing our understanding of quantum gravity, with a particular emphasis on establishing connections between the theoretical physics fields of gravitational holography and the Swampland program.

The collaboration is set to run for 5 years starting on 2022. It involves two nodes in Israel: Ben Gurion University of the Negev and the Weizmann Institute of Science, and three nodes in Germany: the Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, the University of Würzburg and Universität Hamburg / DESY. It is composed of over 50 members based at the institute nodes. 

Collaboration Members

Eran Palti (PI)

Shira Chapman (CI)

Ram Brustein (CI)

Stefano Andriolo

Nicolo Petri

Marco Michel

Asaf Arzi

Omer Elbaz

Joan Quirant (01/10/22)

Tal Schwartzman

Stefano Baiguera

Saskia Demulder (01/10/22)

Yoav Zigdon

Yotam Sherf

Tom Shindelman

Shani Avitan

Hagar Meir

Tamar Simhon

Pedro Liendo  (CI)

Timo Weigand (CI)

Alexander Westphal (CI)

Aleix Gimenez

Philine Julia van Vliet

Florent Baume (01/10/22)

Mininno Alessandro

Cesar Cota

Daniel Kläwer

Rafael Álvarez-García

Nicole Righi

Veronica Guidetti

Jacob Leedom

Dieter Lüst (PI)

Gia Dvali (CI)

Ralph Blumenhagen

Yixuan Li (01/10/22)

Markus Dierigl

Alessandra Gnecchi

Marco Scalisi

Niccolo Cribiori

Micha Berkooz  (CI)

Ofer Aharony (CI)

Adar Sharon 

Masataka Watanabe  

Yiyang Jia 

Yacov-Nir Breitstein

Nadav Brukner   

Navot Silverstein   

Erez Urbach  

Johanna Erdmenger (CI)

Christian Northe

Marius Gerbershagen

Anna-Lena Weigel

Giuseppe Di Giulio

Rathindra Nath Das

Pablo Basteiro

Yanick Thurn

News

Online lectures series: "Introduction to Holography and the Swampland" by Eran Palti

On online lecture series on Holography and the Swamland, consisting of 4 lectures, will be delivered via Zoom to collaboration members on the dates 12/7, 26/7, 2/8, 9/8​ at 15:00 Israel time​ (14:00 Germany time).

Lecture 1

Lecture 2

Lecture 3

Lecture 4

06 July 2022

Online lectures: Giuseppe Di Giulio (Würzburg) and Stefano Baiguera (BGU)

The second online lectures meeting is on 29/06/2022 with speakers Giuseppe Di Guilo (Wurzburg) and Stefano Baiguera (BGU)

29 June 2022

Online lectures: Marco Scalisi (MPI) and Yoav Zigdon (BGU)

The online lecture series kicks off with Marco Scalisi (MPI) and Yoav Zigdon (BGU) on 15/06/2022

15 June 2022

Slack channel opened for the DIP collaboration

Online Slack channel has been opened for the collaboration members (link sent by emails). The channel can be used to facilitate scientific discussions that are part of the collaboration.

23 February 2022

New Ben-Gurion University press release on the DIP (in Hebrew)

Ben-Gurion University press release on the DIP collaboration published on the website front page (in Hebrew).

23 February 2022

1st DIP Collaboration Online Workshop to be held on 21st February 2022

The first DIP collaborative online workshop will be organised by the Hamburg / DESY node and be held on 21st Ferbraury 2022.

12 February 2022

Max Planck Institute press release on the DIP collaboration published

The Max Planck Institute for Physics has published a press release (German version) on the DIP collaboration.

10 February 2022

Ben-Gurion University press release on the DIP collaboration published

Ben-Gurion University press release on the DIP collaboration published on the website front page.

10 February 2022

DIP Collaboration on Holography and the Swampland kicks off!

The DIP collaboration on Holography and the Swampland has began its funding period. The DFG (German Research Foundation) begins the 5-year €1.65 Million funding, which will cover researcher hiring as well as collaborative visits and workshops.

01 January 2022