The conference will take place in the historic Lorentzzaal, named after the well-known physicist Hendrik Lorentz, who was awarded the 1902 Nobel prize in physics, and who made important contributions to the advance of the theory of General Relativity. This lecture room is located in the Kamerlingh Onnes Building, named after another famous Leiden physicist who was awarded the 1913 Nobel prize in physics for his pioneering research in low temperature physics. In fact it is in this very building that Heike Kamerlingh Onnes liquified helium for the first time in 1908 and discovered superconductivity in 1911. As this was the physics laboratory at the time, Einstein was a frequent visitor here during his stays in Leiden. The building is currently in use by the faculty of law.




The Lorentzzaal is a historic lecture hall, that can house 200 people in the Kamerlingh Onnes Building, which is located in the historic center of Leiden and is only a 15 minute walk away from Leiden Central station. The address is Steenschuur 25, 2312 ES Leiden.

An overview of nearby places for lunch can be found here.


The conference dinner will take place in Scheltema Leiden. The address is Marktsteeg 1, 2312 CS Leiden. It is also indicated on the map with venues.