Higgs Centre Past Workshops

12.12.2014
Organisers:
Tom Underwood and Victor Hernandez-Urbina
Venue:

Informatics Forum

Key Speakers:
Vincenzo Nicosia, Desmond Higham, Martin Evans, Richard Blythe, Bartlomiej Waclaw, Rik Sarkar, Matthias Hennig, Michael Herrmann, Vincent Danos

Complex networks are ubiquitous. For example, the Internet, the brain, social networks, and the pathways of chemical interactions within living cells can all be described as complex networks. Hence research into complex networks is important and far-reaching. Such research is being conducted in both the School of Informatics and the School of Physics and Astronomy. However, the research...

05.12.2014
Organisers:
Ignazio Maria Viola, Arjun Berera, Alexander Morozov
Venue:

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics

Key Speakers:
TBA

Fluid dynamics is relevant to a wide variety of fields including acoustics, bio-medicine, aerodynamics, turbomachinery, engines, air/sea/land vehicles, renewable energy, weather systems, floods, fires, cosmology, and astrophysics.

At the University of Edinburgh there are more than 50 academics and estimated more than 200 postgraduate researchers across the Colleges of Science and...

22.09.2014 to 24.09.2014
Organisers:
Einan Gardi
Venue:

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, JCMB, Edinburgh

Key Speakers:
Samuel Abreu, Eric Laenen, Kasper Larsen, Robbert Rietkerk, Andries Waelkens, Chris White

Unitarity-based methods have been highly successful in recent years, leading to efficient reconstruction methods of gauge-theory amplitudes from their generalised cuts. A so-far less-developed application of cut techniques is the computation of individual Feynman integrals from the corresponding (generalised) cuts....

14.07.2014 to 18.07.2014
Organisers:
Franz Muheim (chair)
Venue:

Playfair Library, University of Edinburgh

Key Speakers:
TBA

The 15th International Conference on B-Physics at Hadron Machines will take place between 14th‑18th July 2014 in Edinburgh, UK.

The purpose of the Beauty 2014 conference is to review results in the field of B-physics and CP-violation, as well as to explore the physics potential of existing and upcoming B-physics experiments at frontier machines.

30.06.2014 to 02.07.2014
Organisers:
Andy Taylor (Chair), Arjun Berera, Sadegh Khochfar, Andrew Liddle, Avery Meiksin, Alex Murphy, John Peacock, Jorge Penarrubia
Venue:

The Royal Observatory Edinburgh

Key Speakers:
Oliver Buchmueller (Imperial), Marco Cirelli (Saclay), Catherine Heymans (Edinburgh), Bhuvnesh Jain (U.Penn), Rocky Kolb (Chicago), Hiranya Peiris (UCL)

The second Higgs Symposium on Theoretical Physics wil take place in Edinburgh from Monday 30th June to Wednesday 2nd July 2014, and will focus on particle cosmology.

The Standard Model of Cosmology is now on a solid observational foundation. But the empirical success of the model forces us to consider its outstanding fundamental problems: What drives the current expansion of the...

23.06.2014 to 24.06.2014
Organisers:
Richard Blythe (Edinburgh), Tobias Galla (Manchester)
Venue:

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, JCMB, Edinburgh

Key Speakers:
Jean-Philippe Bouchaud (Capital Fund Management); Mark Buchanan; Jean-Sebastien Caux (Amsterdam); Gavin Crooks (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory); Jorge Kurchan (ENS); Satya Majumdar (Orsay); Sidney Nagel (Chicago); and Christian Pfleiderer (TUM).

Until recently, establishing the fundamental physical principles of systems that are far from equilibrium – e.g., because they are driven by their environment, are slowly relaxing to an equilibrium state, or are excited by non-thermal fluctuations – has been a largely theoretical enterprise. Advances in experimental techniques (e.g., on small quantum-mechanical or biological systems subject to...

16.06.2014 to 20.06.2014
Organisers:
Arjun Berera (Edinburgh) and Joao Rosa (Aveiro)
Venue:

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, JCMB, Edinburgh

Key Speakers:
Joao Rosa, Mar Bastero-Gil, Rudnei Ramos and Ian Moss

This workshop will examine the application of dissipation and fluctuation dynamics in the early Universe. It will include applications in warm inflation, cosmic phase transitions and in the radiation dominated era. The workshop will allow completion of nongaussian signatures from warm inflation. This subject was extensively discussed in the first Planck data release and their is interest from...

10.06.2014 to 12.06.2014
Organisers:
Sadegh Khochfar (Edinburgh), Jim Dunlop (Edinburgh), Volker Bromm (Texas), Anna Frebel (MIT), Ralf Klessen (Heidelberg), Priya Natarajan (Yale), Raffaella Schneider (INAF/Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma), Naoki Yoshida (Tokyo)
Venue:

St Trinnean's Room at St Leonard's Hall

Key Speakers:
Paul Clark, Richard Ellis, Andrea Ferrara, Steve Finkelstein, Takashi Hosokawa, Heather Jacobson, John Norris, Dominik Riechers, Joe Silk, John Wise

The formation of the first stars, black holes and galaxies is at the frontier of modern astrophysical research. Precision cosmology has revealed that we live in a flat Universe dominated by Dark Energy and Cold Dark Matter. Within this standard paradigm, structure formation proceeds hierarchically forming low mass objects first and subsequently building up larger galaxies all the way up to...

14.05.2014 to 15.05.2014
Organisers:
Graeme Ackland, Miguel Martinez-Canales, Andreas Hermann and John Loveday
Venue:

CSEC (Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions)

Key Speakers:
TBA

We plan to bring together the two main research centres in the UK working on condensed matter under extreme conditions (of pressure and/or temperature), based at UCL and at Edinburgh’s own CSEC. With the leading minds of both groups we plan to discuss the current state of first-principles description of matter under extreme conditions, to identify the most challenging and pressing challenges...

15.04.2014
Organisers:
Richard Kenway (Edinburgh)
Venue:

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, JCMB, Edinburgh

The purpose of this workshop is to bring researchers from across Europe together to discuss a proposal to Horizon2020 for a Centre of Excellence for Computing Applications.

The workshop has been initiated by the lattice field theory community and is intended to facilitate partnership with users in other application areas that are extreme in terms of their physics and computational...

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