Higgs Centre Past Workshops

30.09.2013 to 04.10.2013
Organisers:
R Zwicky, L Del Debbio
Venue:

Higgs Centre JCMB/Kings Buildings (level 4 - new HC-room)

Key Speakers:
Paul Hoyer, Dario Francia, Graham Shore

The program consists of three advanced courses (taught on black-boards) on theoretical
methods in quantum field theory intended for MSc, PhD students, and postdocs:

* The c/a theorem and QFT in curved spacetime   (Graham Shore,  Swansea University)
* Bound states in gauge theory   (Paul Hoyer, University of Helsinki)...

26.09.2013 to 27.09.2013
Organisers:
Wahid Bhimji (Edinburgh), Konstantinos Nikolopoulos (Birmingham), Victoria Martin (Edinburgh)
Venue:

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics

Key Speakers:
John Ellis

ATLAS have now released preliminary results for most major Higgs decay channels using the full current dataset. So now is the perfect time to take stock of the implications of the results so far, and to evaluate the prospects for the future LHC run.

This event will bring together the ATLAS community involved in Higgs analyses in the UK together with leading theorists, to both shape...

02.09.2013 to 03.09.2013
Organisers:
Andrew Huxley (Edinburgh), Andy Mackenzie (St Andrews) and Steve Simon (Oxford)
Venue:

Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Key Speakers:
Steve Barnett, Piers Coleman, Steve Girvin, David Goldhaber-Gordon, Duncan Haldane, Aharon Kapitulnik, Stefan Kuhr, Charlie Marcus, Joel Moore, Xiao-Gang Wen

The role of topology in condensed matter physics was first recognised several decades ago in the context of the Integer Quantum Hall Effect and in aspects of superfluid helium research, but recent work on topological insulators has given the field a huge boost. As is appropriate for a Higgs Centre meeting, there are overlaps with concepts from particle physics. Additionally there is a dynamic...

24.06.2013 to 28.06.2013
Organisers:
Avery Meiksin (Edinburgh), Sadegh Khochfar (Edinburgh), Martin White (Berkeley), James Bolton (Nottingham), Joseph Hennawi (MPIA), Joop Schaye (Leiden)
Venue:

Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

Key Speakers:
G.Becker, N. Busca, S. Cantalupo, H.-W. Chen, C. Dalla Vecchia, A. Font-Ribera, M. Fumagalli, M. McQuinn, J. Miralda-Escude, J. O'Meara, B. Oppenheimer, P. Richter, S. Shen, D. Syphers, T. Theuns, T. Tripp, M. Viel and G. Worseck

The Cold Dark Matter (CDM) theory of cosmological structure formation has been a spectacular success. Its predictions for large-scale fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) have matched satellite measurements (most recently WMAP) to exquisite precision for a flat Universe. It has provided a broadly accurate description of the formation of structures from the largest scales to...

03.06.2013 to 05.06.2013
Organisers:
Graeme Ackland and Derek Hepburn
Venue:

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics

Key Speakers:
Lorenzo Malerba (SCK.CEN), Janne Wallenius (KTH), Sergei Dudarev (CCFE) and Tilmann Hickel (MPIE)

Density functional theory is by far the most broad-reaching technique in quantum mechanics, the paper detailing its proof now having over 20,000 citations. DFT explains a lot of experimental data with only a few assumptions and no tunable parameters, but the computation required to solve this for even the tiniest fragment of matter is immense - more than half of HECToR time has been devoted to...

24.04.2013 to 26.04.2013
Organisers:
Luigi Del Debbio (Edinburgh), Biagio Lucini (Swansea) and Maurizio Piai (Swansea)
Venue:

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics

Key Speakers:
L Anguelova (Perimeter), S De Curtis (INFN Florence), J Kuti (San Diego), D Mateos (Barcelona), E Pallante (Groningen), A Pomarol (Barcelona), K Rummukainen (Helsinki), F Sannino (CP3-Origins), K Yamawaki (Nagoya)

 

Synopsis

This meeting aims at bringing together experts from three different areas of Particle Physics with a common interest in strongly interacting dynamics beyond the standard model as a mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking. Traditionally, there is little cross-talk among those sectors: phenomenologists focus on experimental data and their implications...

09.01.2013 to 11.01.2013
Organisers:
Richard Ball, Luigi Del Debbio, Einan Gardi, Richard Kenway, Christos Leonidopoulos.
Venue:

The University of Edinburgh, Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Key Speakers:
John Ellis, Mikhail Shaposhnikov, Nima Arkani-Hamed, Michael Atiyah, Subir Sachdev, Peter Higgs, Chris Llewellyn Smith, Howie Haber, Joe Incandela, Eilam Gross, Riccardo Rattazzi, David Kosower, Matt Strassler

 

The Higgs Symposium, organized by the Higgs Centre, and co-sponsored by the IPPP, will take place at the University of Edinburgh, 9-11 January 2013. The Symposium will consist of 12 plenary lectures, focused on the...