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The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics was established by the University of Edinburgh to seek answers to fundamental questions about the universe. We do this by creating opportunities for researchers and students from around the world to come together to formulate new theoretical concepts, taking us beyond the limitations of current paradigms.


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Higgs-Maxwell Workshop 2024

Higgs-Maxwell workshops are a series of annual one-day meetings to discuss the current topics in theoretical and experimental particle physics and the prospects for future discoveries. The meeting is organised by the Universities of Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Lancaster, and is held at the Royal Society of Edinburgh in Edinburgh ...
  • Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ

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Black Hole InteriorsStefan HOLLANDS

The interiors of Kerr or Reissner-Nordström black holes have "inner" horizons which enclose their singularity and delineate the domain of predictability of all equations of wave equation type -- including the Einstein equations themselves. However, these inner horizons are often classically dynamically unstable and get turned into some sort of singularity ...
Higgs Centre Seminar Room, JCMB

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Gravitational Self-Force and Scattering Amplitudes Workshop

Recent developments in scattering amplitudes have given new insights into the classical two-body dynamics in the post-Minkowskian expansion (i.e., expansion in Newton's constant), leveraging extremely efficient computational techniques traditionally used for collider physics. At the same time, the gravitational self-force expansion has allowed the gravitational-wave community to develop ...
  • Higgs Centre Seminar Room, JCMB

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Probing subatomic physics with gravitational waves from neutron star binary inspiralsTanja HINDERER

The gravitational-wave signals from merging binary systems carry unique information about the internal structure of compact objects. This is of key interest for neutron stars, whose material is compressed by strong gravity to supra-nuclear densities where novel phases of matter emerge. I will discuss examples of recent progress in the ...
Higgs Centre Seminar Room, JCMB

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