July 21, 2025 to August 2, 2025
Institut d'Etudes Scientifiques de Cargese
Europe/Paris timezone

 ** Cargese 2025 International Summer School **

Among the major scientific breakthroughs of recent years, the discovery of the Higgs boson and the detection of gravitational waves are spectacular successes crowning decades of effort by a large community. These discoveries reinforce two fundamental concepts in physics: the generation of the mass of elementary particles and the dynamics of space-time. At the same time, they open up new fields of exploration for understanding these concepts at the quantum level. Moreover, the cosmological observations show that the current description of the matter and its interactions is incomplete. Among the open questions are: the nature of dark matter which constitutes most of the matter of the universe today; the absence of antimatter in the cosmos; the origin of the acceleration of the expansion of the universe today and in the first moments just after the Big Bang. All these questions are related to particle physics in the primordial universe and require a coherent quantum theory treatment including gravity effects. All these topics will be covered during the next Cargese summer school, targeted particularly at advanced graduate students and young postdocs, with a strong interest in particle theory, cosmology or astroparticles. The school will share the same spirit as the 2010, 20122014, 2018 and 2022 schools. There will be three 1.5 h lectures per day given by leaders in the field and followed by discussion sessions in the afternoon. Students will also have the opportunity to present their work in short talks if they wish.


The school will take place at the Institute for Scientific Studies in Cargese, Corsica.


  • Scattering Amplitudes: TBA
  • Advanced Topics in Cosmology: TBA
  • Effective field theory: TBA
  • New QFT directions, new symmetries: TBA
  • BSM phenomenology: TBA
  • Axion and axion-like particles: TBA
  • Quantum probe of new physics: TBA
  • Dark Matter beyond WIMP: TBA

Registration: The on-line registration will open on Nov. 1, 2024. The student selection has been announced on March 31, 2025

Advisory Committee: lecturers of the 2022 Cargese summer school: Jose-Juan Blanco-Pillado (U. Basque Country, Bilbao, ES), Michael Geller (Tel Aviv U, IL), Yonit Hochberg (Hebrew U, Jerusalem, IL), Anson Hook (U. of Maryland, USA), Alberto Nicolis (Columbia U., New-York, USA), Enrico Pajer (Cambridge U, UK), Jan Plefka (Humboldt U., Berlin, DE), Marco Serone (SISSA, Trieste, IT).

Organizers: Raffaele Tito D'Agnolo (IPhT, CEA-Saclay, FR), Christophe Grojean (DESY, Hamburg and Humboldt University, Berlin, DE), Jean Orloff (LPC/IN2P3 and UCA, Clermont-Ferrand, FR),  Géraldine Servant (DESY and Hamburg University, DE). In case of any question, contact us at this address.

Support: the school is partly supported by l'Université franco-allemande (Deutsch-Französischen Hochschule).

Institut d'Etudes Scientifiques de Cargese