Higgs Centre Past Workshops

28.11.2015 to 29.11.2015
Organisers:
Victoria Martin and Luigi Del Debbio
Venue:

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics

Key Speakers:
TBC

A two-day meeting with secondary school teachers to discuss the recent introduction of particle physics in the new curriculum for Excellence. This meeting, funded by the University of Edinburgh, will provide a forum where teachers and practitioners in particle physics can exchange ideas on the subject.
 

11.11.2015 to 12.11.2015
Organisers:
Andrew Liddle, Marina Cortês, and Tony Padilla
Venue:

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics and Royal Observatory Edinburgh

Key Speakers:
All talks are contributed; there are no invited speakers.

UKCosmo is a series of meetings which have been taking place roughly quarterly for 25 years now, creating a forum for exchange of ideas in particle cosmology and related areas. The goal is to provide an informal setting and for many PhD students this series is their first opportunity to give a talk outside their own university.

The meeting will begin in the afternoon of Wednesday 11th...

10.09.2015 to 11.09.2015
Organisers:
J. Keeling (St Andrews), M. R. Evans (Edinburgh), S. Simon (Oxford)
Venue:

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Edinburgh, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Peter Guthrie Tait Road, Edinburgh EH9 3FD

Key Speakers:
M. Banuls (MPQ, Garching), X. Chen (Caltech), B. Derrida (College de France, Paris), K. Mallick (Saclay), J. Moore (UC Berkeley), T. Prosen (Ljubljana), E. Ragoucy (Annecy), G. Schutz (Julich), F. Verstraete (Vienna), S. White (UC Irvine).

A quiet revolution has occurred in the last decade in the understanding of low-dimensional correlated quantum systems. The use of theories based on matrix product states has provided a reliable, controlled approximation scheme that can accurately describe the low energy states, as well as the dynamics of many models. The approach is based on representing the state by a product of matrices,...

25.05.2015 to 30.05.2015
Organisers:
Luigi Del Debbio (Edinburgh), Einan Gardi (Edinburgh), John March-Russell (Oxford), Silvia Pascoli (IPPP, Durham), Roman Zwicky (Edinburgh)
Venue:

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, JCMB, Edinburgh

Key Speakers:
Claude Duhr (CERN), Maurizio Piai (Swansea)

The first edition of the Higgs Centre School of Theoretical Physics will take place in May 25-30 at the Higgs Centre, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Edinburgh. The scientific programme starts at 14:00 on Monday, May 25th, and ends at 13:00 on Saturday, May 30th. The School comprises two in-depth lecture series, each involving five 2-hours lectures delivered on the blackboard, and a similar...

11.05.2015 to 13.05.2015
Organisers:
Roman Zwicky, Kostas Petridis, Greig Cowan, Matt Needham
Venue:

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics

Key Speakers:
Blake (LHCb), Patel (LHCb), Bevan (Atlas), Ishikawa (Belle) & theorists

This workshop aims to bring  together the people who are active in rare B decays from the theoretical as well as experimental side. Particular focus is given on the exclusive decays B->K(*)ll and Bs->phi ll, Bs->phi gamma. It is the goal to discuss the new 3fb^-1 data from LHCb (as well as Atlas and CMS). Members of the Belle collaboraton will also be present.

Workshop...

30.04.2015 to 08.05.2015
Organisers:
Arjun Berera and Joao Rosa
Venue:

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics

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

We will examine the application of dissipation and fluctuation dynamics in the early Universe. This will include its applications in warm inflation, cosmic phase transitions and in the radiation dominated era. Recent developments from CMB analysis from Planck and BICEP2 are at the moment showing a unclear picture, and then next year will be important in developing a clear interpretation of the...

09.04.2015 to 10.04.2015
Organisers:
Cecilia Clementi (Rice), Gianpaolo Gobbo (Mathematics), Ben Leimkuhler (Mathematics), Julien Michel (Chemistry), Frank Noe (Berlin)
Venue:

Two venues: Maxwell Foundation, India Street (April 9th); Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, James Clerk Maxwell Building (April 10th)

Key Speakers:
Peter Bolhuis (Amsterdam), Carlo Camilloni (Cambridge), Cecilia Clementi (Rice), Gianni de Fabritiis (Barcelona), Richard Henchman (Manchester), David Huggins (Cambridge), Alessandro Laio (SISSA), Julien Michel (UoE), Frank Noe (Berlin)

Molecular dynamics and related simulation methods have proven to be effective tools to investigate the behaviour of complex systems in chemistry, biology and physics.  MD is nowadays an important aid in refining experimental models, for predicting the behavior of novel materials, and for probing systematically how molecules fold...

08.01.2015 to 09.01.2015
Organisers:
V. Bruce (IfA), F. Buitrago (IfA), C. Heymans (IfA), S. Khochfar (IfA), P. Norberg (Durham), A. Thomson (Durham)
Venue:

Institute for Astronomy, Royal Observatory of Edinburgh, Blackford Hill

Key Speakers:
TBA

New generations of observational surveys will generate large amounts of data that will open up new directions in astrophysical research. To interpret these observation next generation simulations are needed that span large dynamic ranges in mass and density. This workshop intends to bring together observers and theorists to discuss the future modelling needs and requirements towards...

07.01.2015 to 08.01.2015
Organisers:
Peter Boyle, Sadegh Khochfar, Oliver Witzel, Andreas Hermann
Venue:

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

Key Speakers:
Katrin Heitmann [Argonne], Mauro Morendin [INFN], Martin Luscher [CERN], Norman Christ [Columbia University], Shoji Hashimoto [KEK], Richard Brower [Boston University], Spencer Sherwin [Imperial College London], Paul Shellard [Cambridge University]

 

Scientific Challenges and Big Computing

Many Grand Challenge problems in theoretical and experimental particle physics, theoretical astrophysics, and condensed matter physics may be addressed by computer simulation. This is a third scientific method lying between traditional theoretical tools and experiment. Grand Challenge problems are also distinguished by...