Higgs Centre Past Workshops

19.10.2016
Organisers:
Luigi Del Debbio
Venue:

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh

Key Speakers:
Prof. Frank Close

In the first of a series of events in collaboration with the National Museum of Scotland, we are delighted to host Prof. Frank Close as he describes his fascinating new biography of Bruno Maximovich Pontecorvo. When Bruno Pontecorvo fled to the USSR at the height of the Cold War in 1950, half way through his life, the British Government, MI5 and FBI tried to portray him as scientifically...

10.10.2016 to 12.10.2016
Organisers:
Michael Kraemer, Tilman Plehn, Herbi Dreiner, Joachim Kopp, Jamie Tattersall and Jenni Smillie
Venue:

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics

A main objective of the LHC is the search for and the possible discovery of new physics beyond the Standard Model. An essential aspect is the quantitative interpretation, i.e. fits, of the data in terms of existing, well-motivated new physics models. These can be complete models, such as the constrained minimal supersymmetric model, effective TeV-scale models like the general MSSM, or...

26.09.2016 to 27.09.2016
Organisers:
Greig Cowan, Matthew Needham, Daniel Watts, Mikhail Bashkanov
Venue:

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics

Key Speakers:
Pappagallo, Bashkanov, Poluektov, Ireland, Burns, Glazier, Gandini, Pennington, Karliner, Wang

The aim of the workshop is to bring together the nuclear and particle physics communities to discuss experimental searches for exotic hadronic resonances (tetra, penta, hexaquarks etc); the latest data analysis methods used; the theoretical interpretation of these states and the potential for future searches at current experimental facilities (CERN, JLab, Mainz). It is hoped that this workshop...

08.09.2016
Organisers:
Peter Boyle, Luigi Del Debbio, Antonin Portelli
Venue:

Lecture Theatre A, James Clerk Maxwell Building, The King's Building

DiRAC is the integrated supercomputing facility for theoretical modelling and HPC-based research in particle physics, nuclear physics, astronomy and cosmology.

This September, The University of Edinburgh is hosting the sixth Annual DiRAC Science Day. Researchers will present scientific results achieved with this facility, and technical support teams will meet with industrial leaders...

01.08.2016 to 03.08.2016
Organisers:
Peter A. Boyle, Richard C. Brower, Anthony D. Kennedy, Oliver Witzel
Venue:

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics

Numerical simulations of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) are well established and a state-of-the-art method to obtain nonperturbative predictions from the Standard Model (SM) of elementary particle physics. These predictions are crucial to complement the experimental research program at the LHC or at the future Belle II experiment. In order to fully leverage the experimental results,...

27.06.2016 to 30.06.2016
Organisers:
Adi Armoni, Luigi Del Debbio, Nick Evans, Biagio Lucini, Oliver Witzel
Venue:

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics

Key Speakers:
T.Appelquist, G.Bali, R.Brower, C.Englert, G.Ferretti, M.Garcia, T.Gonzalez-Arroyo, U.Gürsoy, A.Hasenfratz, M.Järvinen, E.Kiritsis, J.Kuti, D.Marzocca, J.Nishimura, M.Panero, M.Piai, C.Pica, A.Ramos, K.Rummukainen, F.Sannino, L.Vecchi, R.Zwicky

Following the discovery of the Higgs boson in July 2012 at CERN, the most urgent questions in theoretical particle physics concern the nature of the Higgs particle and physics beyond the standard model related to the Higgs mechanism. Experimental results for the Run 2 of the LHC will challenge our understanding of physics at the TeV scale. 

There are numerous proposals for new physics...

23.05.2016 to 27.05.2016
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:
Thomas Becher (Bern), David Cerdeno (Durham)

The second edition of the Higgs Centre School of Theoretical Physics will take place in May 23-27, 2016 at the Higgs Centre, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Edinburgh. The scientific programme starts at 9:00 on Monday, May 23th, and ends at 18:00 on Friday, May 27th. The School comprises two in-depth lecture series, each involving five 2-hours lectures delivered on the blackboard, and a similar...

04.04.2016 to 08.04.2016
Organisers:
Donal O'Connell and Chris White
Venue:

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics

Key Speakers:
Zvi Bern, John Joseph Carrasco, Henrik Johansson, Ricardo Monteiro

Recently, new correspondences have been discovered between Yang-Mills theory and gravity. An exciting example is the BCJ double copy, which has led to intense global research activity. This meeting will bring together experts in both QCD and gravity (including supersymmetric extensions), and focus on the development of common methodologies for handling both theories.

The workshop venue...

25.01.2016 to 28.01.2016
Organisers:
Eric Laenen, Lorenzo Magnea, Leonardo Vernazza and Chris White
Venue:

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics

Key Speakers:
TBC

The quest for new physics requires predicting scattering processes at the Large Hadron Collider with the highest achievable precision. This in turn means describing ubiquitous QCD radiation. Scattering cross sections are calculated as an expansion in the strong coupling constant. In the limit in which the energy of the QCD radiation becomes small compared to the centre of mass energy of the...

06.01.2016 to 07.01.2016
Organisers:
Graeme Ackland, Rosalind Allen, Richard Blythe (chair), Martin Evans, Cait MacPhee, Davide Marenduzzo, Bartek Waclaw
Venue:

John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh

Key Speakers:
R Austin (Princeton), T Bollenbach (IST Austria), R Goldstein (Cambridge), R Hawkins (Sheffield), J-F Joanny (Institut Curie), C Marchetti (Syracuse), B Simons (Cambridge) and J Stavans (Weizmann)

Two major themes currently lie at the frontier of research in condensed matter theory. One is the idea articulated by Nobel Laureate Phillip Anderson that “More is Different”, in other words, that the consequence of interactions at one scale leads to emergent principles that apply to matter at a larger scale. The second relates to the effect of nonequilibrium fluctuations, which remains poorly...