Pr Gary Gibbons

United Kingdom
Smart Loire Valley Programme*
March, 2014 to May, 2017

Host laboratory

CNRS/University François-Rabelais of Tours
Laboratory of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (LMPT)


University of Cambridge


March – May 2014
March – May 2015
Incoming in 2016 for another 3 months
Incoming in 2017 for another 3 months

Host scientist:

Professor Sergey Solodukhin
Tel: + 33 (0)2 47 36 69 33

Summary of the project

There is accumulating evidence that in the next decades gravitational physics shall play an important and dominating role in expanding, both theoretically and experimentally, the existing horizons of our knowledge of fundamental laws of Nature. In this project it is proposed to study theoretically both the classical and quantum properties of space-time and its symmetries, focusing efforts in this extremely promising direction of contemporary research.

The project is based on the strong scientific ties and on-going collaboration between members of LMPT. The main objective is to use the proposed program of collaboration as a centre of crystallization for otherwise diverse scientific interests of different members of the laboratory in general, and of the theoretical Gravity and Field Groups in particular.

Events organised by this fellow

Au-delà d’Einstein: trous noirs et ondes gravitationnelles
GARYFEST: Gravitation, Solitons and Symmetries
Classical and quantum black holes
Si Einstein m’était conté : regards sur la relativité et le temps
Black Holes and the puzzles they give rise to
Quantum Gravity, the Big Bang and the Origin of Time: Theory and Observations