1st i-School and Conference on Metric-Affine Gravity

Direct links to the lectures: 



We are pleased to announce that on May 4-7, 2021 we will host the 1st i-School and Conference on Metric-Affine Gravity, where the “i” stands for  “introductory,  informal, international“ and many other i-things the reader is i-nvited to i-nvent as an exercise.

Thanks to the support of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and its internationalisation programme i-COOP, in the year 2020 our UV-QG group started a collaboration with members of the Cosmology & Gravity group of the University of Cape Town (UCT) at South Africa. The difficulties imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to reshape the scientific plan and activities, which must be implemented in an online manner. Nothing new, as you all know. 

This online school has the following list of topics and lecturers: 

  • Flavio Bombacigno: The role of the Immirzi field in non-Riemannian spacetimes (3h).
  • Andreu Maso: Introduction to Python and numerical relativity (3h).
  • David Benisty:  Introduction to data analysis in cosmology with examples (in Python) (2h). 
  • Silvia Pla: Introduction to quantum particle creation in gravitational and electric backgrounds (3h).
  • Albert Petrov: Symmetry breaking in metric-affine gravity (3h).
  • Adrià Delhom: Introduction to unstable degrees of freedom and their implications in gravity (3h).

And additional talks will be given, among others, by: 

The lectures and talks of this event will be broadcasted live via  our YouTube channel. The corresponding link will be posted soon.

The meeting schedule appears next:


If you are a speaker or simply want to participate in the discussions, please join us via BigBlueButton (no need to install anything, just click).


  • Flavio Bombacigno.
  • Andreu Masó.
  • Gonzalo J. Olmo.
  • Silvia Pla García. 

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