Petnica Summer Institute

Summer School on General Relativity
1 August - 10 August, 2022

In 2022 we continue pursuing the idea of intensive summer programme for the undergraduate and early graduate students, where advanced lectures are given by experts in the fields. This year we are happy to present Summer School on General Relativity. Following recent detection of gravitational waves by LIGO, this is a perfect time to learn about GR and discuss recent progress and future developments of the theory and experiments.

The aim: The school aims to provide intensive and thorough course on General Relativity and applications. The school is not limited to lectures, but will also include daily discussion sessions, problem solving and independent work.

For whom: The school is intended for senior undergraduate and early graduate students mainly from Balkans region. All lectures will be given in English, so we also welcome students from anywhere abroad. Exceptional younger students and interested graduate students will also be considered.

By whom: Lectures will be given by senior PhD students, postdocs, but also by some senior researchers. Lecturers come from various European and US institutions.


  • Special Theory of Relativity
  • General Theory of Relativity
  • Gravitational Waves
  • Black Holes
  • Cosmology
  • BH Thermodynamics and Quantum Gravity
  • BH Perturbation Theory
  • Gravitational Wave Astronomy
  • List of Lecturers

  • Mateja Bošković (SISSA, Trieste)
  • Giovanni Cabass (IAS, Princeton)
  • Deborah Ferguson (University of Texas at Austin) [ONLINE]
  • Nicola Franchini (SISSA, Trieste)
  • Jacopo Mazza (SISSA, Trieste)
  • Mehrdad Mirbabayi (ICTP, Trieste)
  • Riccardo Penco (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Luca Santoni (ICTP, Trieste)
  • Marko Simonović (CERN, Geneva)
  • Marija Tomašević (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris)