Scientific Programs

A Nordita scientific program is an extended workshop where a limited number of scientists work together on specific topics for a period of up to 4 weeks.

How many and what composition?

Up to 25 external participants can be hosted at any given time. This typically includes a core of 8-12 internationally recognized leaders in the subject area of the program, 5-8 invited Nordic scientists, and a limited number of other applicants including accompanying postdoctoral fellows and PhD students.

What about range of topics?

Program topics can range beyond the traditional borders of theoretical physics and scientists in related areas of the natural sciences are encouraged to submit proposals.

...and, focus events?

They can also include focus events (conferences, workshops or schools) with a higher number of participants for shorter periods.

Who decides?

The Nordita Board decides which scientific programs will be run in a given period following a review of all program proposals by an external expert committee.

Invitation to Propose a Program

Scientific Programs are an integral part of research at Nordita. Members of the international scientific community are invited to propose future programs with an annual deadline in December for submitting proposals.

Proposals for scientific programs must be submitted as PDF files with a subject line "Program proposal" in the e-mail to us.

Program Committee Members

It is the task of the Nordita programs committee to make an independent review and ranking of the submitted program proposals. Based on the report and recommendations of the committee, the Nordita board decides which programs will be funded.

Ulf Gran

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
(High-Energy Physics, chair)
Appointed 2022

Ruth Gregory

Head of Department of Physics King's College London, UK
(Gravity and Cosmology)
Appointed 2022

Joachim Krug

University of Cologne, Germany
(Statistical Physics)
Appointed 2022

Steve Simon

Oxford University, UK
(Condensed Matter Physics)
Appointed 2022