Aug 19 – 23, 2024
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Europe/Berlin timezone

The kick-off meeting for the ERC Synergy Grant UNIVERSE+ is a crucial opportunity to set the groundwork for the collaborative efforts. Join the event for an engaging and productive week as the team comes together to align its goals, share insights, and plan the common path forward.

Please note that this event is for UNIVERSE+ team members only.


The kick-off meeting will be held at the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany. This is accessible by train from both Frankfurt (FRA) and Cologne (CGN) airports. 

Program schedule

The meeting will take place from Monday evening, August 19, to Friday early afternoon, August 23, 2024. Please consider this information for your travel arrangements.
A detailed program schedule will be shared soon, outlining the sessions and activities planned for the week. Stay tuned for more information!


Accommodation will be provided for all team members from August 19-23, 2024.

Deadline for registration

Please ensure you complete your registration by July 15, 2024. For travel arrangements, please contact your institute of reference directly and share your potential travel dates to help us with the necessary arrangements.


  • Nima Arkani-Hamed, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
  • Daniel Baumann, University of Amsterdam
  • Johannes Henn, Max Planck Institute for Physics, Garching
  • Bernd Sturmfels, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig


Organizing committee

  • Johannes Henn, Max Planck Institute for Physics, Garching
  • Diana López-Falcón, Max Planck Institute for Physics, Garching
  • Sorana Scholtes, Max Planck Institute for Physics, Garching


The workshop is part of the ERC Synergy Grant UNIVERSE+, funded by the European Union (ERC, UNIVERSE PLUS, 101118787). Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Council Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.


Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef
Application for this event is currently open.