The School

Bard College is delighted to host a summer school on quantum gravity from June 9th to June 16th, 2019. The school will feature canonical and covariant approaches to quantum gravity and quantum cosmology. A unique feature of this school will be an afternoon computing lab where students will learn a computional technique in cosmology or one in quantum gravity from scratch.

The Bard Summer School on Quantum Gravity received generous support from the Center for Gravitation and the Cosmos at Pennsylvania State University, the division of Science, Mathematics and Computing at Bard College, the Dean of the College, the Bard Physics Program, the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and the University of Waterloo.


There is no fee associated with the school. We will also be providing you with housing free of charge. However, we are not able to cover any of your food or travel expenses. For more details on these expenses see the Travel and Housing & Food tabs above.

All applications for the school are due by 5pm EST, March 29th, 2019, but we welcome early applications. Applications should be sent by email to Hal Haggard ("Last name" Your application should include:

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