The study of scattering amplitudes has developped substantially over the past few years, with applications ranging from precision calculations for the LHC through new approaches to gauge theories and gravity and ending with pure mathematics. The annual meeting Amplitudes 2017 workshop will be hosted by the Higgs Centre between 10-14 July. This present summer school is held in the week preceding the workshop, and it offers an introduction to some of the central topics to be discussed at the workshop. Six lecturers will deliver sets of lectures and tutorials over the full 5 days of 3-7 July.
Stefan Weinzierl (Mainz) - '1001 tales of gluons’
Johannes Henn (Mainz) - Feynman Integrals
Marcus Spradlin (Brown) - Multiloop Scattering Amplitudes and Cluster Algebras
Jaroslav Trnka (Davis) - Grassmannian Geometry of Scattering Amplitudes
John Joseph Carrasco (CEA, Saclay) - Graphical Methods for Sharp Prediction: from theories entirely formal to the utterly effective.
A detailed programme will soon be available.
The main target audience is PhD students and early-career postdocs who are already working in the field, and are intersted to extend their perspective. Registration is free of charge, but the number of places is restricted. Please register using the registration button below.
In addition to the lectures, we plan to schedule 10 talks by PhD students during the school week. PhD students inetersted to give such presentations are encouraged to submit an abstract (as part of the registration form). Those selected will be entitled to get their accommodation provided by the Higgs Centre. Successful applicants will be contacted by email.
Funding is provided by:
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics (University of Edinburgh)
The Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology (Durham University)
Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA)