First Hermann Minkowski Meeting on the Foundations of Spacetime Physics


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Welcome to Hotel Laguna Garden in the famous resort Albena - a paradise on the Black Sea coast

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The Hermann Minkowski Meetings on the Foundations of Spacetime Physics bring together experts on spacetime physics and its foundations. The Scientific Organizing Committee hopes that these meetings will become one of the preferred biennial forums for reporting research results and having fruitful discussions with colleagues.

One of the reasons for holding the Minkowski meetings on the Black Sea coast is to combine a research meeting and a vacation (the resort Albena is a true paradise) - there are special two-hour afternoon breaks for free discussions on the beach or around the swimming pool (see Program).

The First Hermann Minkowski Meeting on the Foundations of Spacetime Physics will commemorate the 110th anniversary of Minkowski's two lectures in 1907, which presented the novel ideas and the mathematical formalism of the four-dimensional physics of spacetime (summarized in Minkowski's famous lecture Space and Time a year later). In addition to technical papers on areas related to Minkowski's contributions to the foundations of spacetime physics and on modern ramifications of his ideas, contributions on closely related topics will be also welcome - for example, on the history behind the discovery of the spacetime structure of the world and on conceptual issues.

15-18 May 2017

Hotel "Laguna Garden" (****)
(near) Varna, Bulgaria

Organized by the Minkowski Institute (Montreal)

Welcome to Bulgaria (founded in 681):
The magic of Bulgarian nature in 3 minutes!

There are two, among the many, must-see ancient archeological sites near Albena (part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage) - the National Archaeological Reserves Kaliakra and Yailata.