QCD meets gravity

04.04.2016 to 08.04.2016
Donal O'Connell and Chris White

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 is at the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, located in the James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) within the Kings Buildings Campus. Here is some general information about how to get to the JCMB:

There will be posted arrows in the JCMB building to help participants navigate the building (which is a bit of a maze.) So please aim for the main entrance of the JCMB. Notice that on-campus signs may not refer to the Higgs Centre, so instead follow signs for the School of Physics and Astronomy. 

Many participants are staying at one of the Mayfield Lodge, Glendale House or Motel One. To get to the JCMB from the Mayfield Lodge or Glendale House, we suggest walking; the most straightforward (though not the shortest) route is:

The Motel One is in the centre of Edinburgh on Princes Street. It's a rather long walk to the JCMB from the city centre, so instead a simpler method is to catch a bus. Notice that bus fare in Edinburgh is £1.50 which unfortunately must be paid in exact change. (Ask the bus driver for a "single" and put your £1.50 in the slot.) Many bus routes are possibilities, but the simplest is to catch the Lothian Bus route 41 from the Mound to the end of the route on the King's Buildings campus, near the JCMB. This is available roughly every 15 minutes during peak times. Here is a map:

Note that Lothian bus times on Google Maps are approximate only. Real time bus departures are available from the Edinburgh BusTracker service:

The timetable of talks is now available.

We are looking forward to welcome you in Edinburgh. Should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.



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