Amplitudes 2017

10.07.2017 to 14.07.2017
Simon Badger, Einan Gardi, Donal O’Connell (Edinburgh), Claude Duhr (CERN), Nigel Glover (Durham)

LT1, Appleton Tower, 11 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9LE


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During the last few years the analytic study of scattering amplitudes has flourished due to a vivid interaction between high-energy physics and mathematics. The purpose of the workshop is to bring together leading experts working on novel methods for scattering amplitudes in perturbative gauge theory, gravity theories and string theory, reaching from formal developments to phenomenological applications. The meeting will combine several review presentations with shorter talks to discuss promising developments in this quickly evolving field. We hope that this will help forging new ideas and further boost the field.


The topics include:

Mathematical structure of scattering amplitudes

Integrals and integrands of perturbative quantum field theories

Scattering amplitudes in (super)gravity and their ultraviolet behaviour

Gauge/gravity dualities, AdS/CFT integrability, Wilson loops and strong-coupling results

The long-distance singularity structure of gauge-theory amplitudes

String amplitudes and their implications for field theory

Developments related to the analytic S-matrix approach



This event is the continuation of a sequence of conferences started in 2009:


2009: IPPP Durham

2010: Queen Mary College, London

2011: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

2012: DESY Hamburg

2013: Schloss Ringberg

2014: IPhT Saclay

2015: Zürich

2016: Nordita, Stockholm


The next conference in this series, following the one in Edinburgh, is:


2018: SLAC, Stanford, California



Dates: 10-14 July 2017

Venue: Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, Edinburgh


Talk Schedule can be found here.


Conference DInner: The conference dinner will be held at the Playfair Library Hall on the evening of Thursday 13th July. Please indicate your attendance on the registration form.


The Amplitudes meeting will be preceded by a summer school on scattering amplitudes aimed primarily at PhD students working in the area. The School will take place between 3-8 July 2017 at the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics.




Simon Badger (Durham) 

Claude Duhr (CERN / Université Catholique de Louvain)

Einan Gardi (Edinburgh)

Nigel Glover (Durham)

Donal O’Connell (Edinburgh) 



Advisory Committee


Lance Dixon (SLAC)

Lorenzo Magnea (Torino)

Stefan Weinzierl (Mainz)

Ruth Britto (Dublin / Saclay)

Gregory Korchemsky (Saclay)


Funding is provided by: 


The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics (University of Edinburgh) 




The Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology (Durham University)