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18-22 October 2021
Europe/Stockholm timezone


Uppsala University is organizing this year’s edition of the conference series "Elliptics", which is scheduled for October 18th to 22nd 2021 in Uppsala, in person.

The aim of the conference is to bring together particle physicists, string theorists and mathematicians working on functions involving elliptic curves, higher-genus surfaces and Calabi-Yau manifolds. We hope that the dialogue between these different viewpoints advances our understanding of the functions required to make precise predictions for future particle physics experiments and to control higher orders in string perturbation theory.

Latest travel regulations for entering Sweden:

As detailed on this website any citizen or resident of the European Economic Area (EEA) can freely enter Sweden (subject to the EU covid certificate, i.e. negative test or vaccination proof). Residents of Nordic Countries can enter without documentation.

For travellers from outside the EEA (including UK), however, we regret that an entry ban got into effect with several exemptions given on the website (see the header “Exemptions from the travel ban”).

We realize that we have many UK participants, and those with citizenship or residence permit in the EEA should have no problems entering Sweden. For participants from the UK with only a UK citizenship, it remains to check if you fall into one of the other exemptions. Please study the information on the website and let us know if you have any further question.

As of mid September 2021, our confidence for an in-person meeting is increasing, for instance since campus activities are back to normal, the Swedish vaccination rates are progressing well and various leftover restrictions are planned to be lifted on September 29th, see this link.

1.5 days of introductory school:

The first 1.5 days of the conference will have the character of a school with 3 lecture series of 150 minutes on particle physics, string theory and mathematical concepts. Even though the lectures will be primarily tailored to PhD students and early-stage postdocs, they may also be a rewarding opportunity for more senior participants to consolidate their background on some of the topics. There will also be a social event on Monday evening.

Confirmed school lecturers:

  • Erik Panzer (University of Oxford)
  • Lorenzo Tancredi (Technical University of Munich)
  • Piotr Tourkine (LAPTH Annecy)

Confirmed conference speakers:

  • Johannes Broedel (ETH Zurich)
  • Francis Brown (University of Oxford) (TBC)
  • Simon Caron-Huot (McGill University)
  • Miranda Cheng (University of Amsterdam)
  • Nikolaos Diamantis (University of Nottingham)
  • Daniele Dorigoni (Durham University)
  • Claude Duhr (University of Bonn)
  • Clément Dupont (University of Montpellier)
  • Benjamin Enriquez (University of Strasbourg)
  • Yvonne Geyer (Chulalongkorn University)
  • Michael Green (University of Cambridge)
  • Nikhil Kalyanapuram (Pennsylvania State University)
  • Deepak Kamlesh (University of Oxford)
  • Axel Kleinschmidt (AEI Potsdam)
  • Sebastian Mizera (IAS Princeton)
  • Martin Raum (Chalmers University)
  • Carlos Rodriguez (Uppsala University)
  • Stephan Stieberger (MPI Munich)
  • Moritz Walden (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)

(*) A minor subset of the talks may be delivered via zoom. We encourage everyone with the possibility to travel to attend in person.


The conference is hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University. The scientific program will take place in the Ångströmlaboratoriet located in walking distance from the city center.


  • European Research Council (ERC-STG-804286 UNISCAMP)



  • Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

Previous editions of the conference series

Links to workshops on similar topics

Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1, 751 20 Uppsala, Sweden
Registration for this event is currently open.