To promote the study of Quantum Gravity in all its aspects (mathematical, physical and conceptual), to nurture diverse research directions and to exchange information in the interest of its members and the profession.
The society has been set up with a founding committee* representing the diverse approaches to quantum gravity.
* The intention is to eventually replace this with a formal committee governed by by-laws (which are currently being formulated).
Founding Committee members:
- Jan de Boer
- Bianca Dittrich (co Chair)
- Antonio Duarte Pereira (Website)
- Astrid Eichhorn
- Steve Giddings
- Steffen Gielen
- Stefano Liberati
- Etera Livine
- Dieter Lüst
- Daniele Oriti (Chair)
- Kyriakos Papadodimas
- Mairi Sakellariadou
- Sumati Surya (Website)
- Herman Verlinde
Virtual Town Hall Meeting
As a follow-up to Quantum Gravity 2020, we plan to have a conference “Quantum Gravity 2023”. More information will follow soon.
First ISQG Meeting
Code of Conduct
The purpose of our society is to create and maintain an environment that encourages free discussion and exchange of ideas. In its direct interaction with its members as well as interactions between members through various forums for discussion and participation, the society will adhere to the following code of conduct. Membership will be contingent on this.
While we recognise the importance of criticism in scientific discourse, this should be voiced in a civil (professional and respectful) manner and the language used cannot be abusive or derogatory. Harassment or online bullying will not be tolerated. Harassment includes verbal or physical abuse, offensive comments, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, sexual attention or innuendo, deliberate intimidation and stalking.
The Society does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, religion or lack thereof, political opinion or any other professionally irrelevant attributes.
Attribution: The collage on the main page uses images in the public domain as well as contributions from Astrid Eichhorn, David Rideout, Timothy Budd, Konstantinos Anagnostοpoulos, Thomas Thiemann, Albert Einstein Institute and Milde Marketing Wissenschaftskommunikation
ISQG statement on the aggression against Ukraine
As ISQG, we express our deep concern, sadness and condemnation for the ongoing invasion of Ukraine decided by the Russian government, constituting a blatant breaking of international law, and for the terrible suffering of Ukrainian people. We are also concerned about the persecution of Russian citizens who voice their opposition to the invasion and those who also suffer from this decision.
Several of us, and of our members, are actively seeking, each in their own independent way, to help to the best of their possibilities.
As ISQG, we would like to point to funding opportunities that might be useful for Ukrainian (and Russian) researchers who are refugees from the war, from senior levels to students, and that are sometimes accompanied by additional support for their families. We will maintain below a list of such opportunities and we encourage all of you to spread such information as much as possible. The list can be found at this link: click here.
At ISQG we are strongly opposed to war and violence for the resolution of conflicts. We hold strongly that science is based on, and is about, open dialogue and cooperation, building bridges and trust, toward mutual understanding. We therefore extend our support more generally to scientists and scholars in conflict zones around the globe. The list of these more broadly applicable opportunities can be found here.
A warm welcome to the new members of ISQG!