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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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An Introduction to QCD Sum Rules—Matthew ROWE
QCD sum rules provide an elegant way of accessing non perturbative physics using the tools of perturbation theory. In this talk I will attempt a relatively selfcontained introduction to QCD sum rules using the classic example of pseudoscalar correlators to calculate meson decay constants. I will then discuss some practical ...
Bayes Centre 5.45
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Compositeness and QFT  or are chairs made of atoms?—Toby PETERKEN
In this talk, I explore the concept of compositeness in relation to QFT and argue that there is no satisfactory, exact definition of compositeness. Therefore, we are forced to conclude that all bound states, from pions to people, have the same fundamentality and that the sentence "chairs are made of ...
Higgs Centre Seminar Room, JCMB
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Nonperturbative Amplituhedron Geometry—Jaroslav TRNKA
I will review recent progress on the connections between scattering amplitudes in quantum field theory and the geometry of Amplituhedron, a recently discovered mathematical object which captures particle dynamics of strong interactions. In this picture, the physics problem of predicting the outcomes of particle scattering is reformulated as the mathematical ...
Higgs Centre Seminar Room, JCMB
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Secular evolution of selfgravitating systems
Selfgravitating systems  such as star clusters, stellar discs, and dark matter halos  are rich with dynamical phenomena. They exhibit both resonant (longrange) and nonresonant (shortrange) dynamics, with unclear transition regimes. The coupling of linear response theory, kinetic theory, quasilinear theory, and Nbody approaches for studying selfgravitating systems is now within ...
 Higgs Centre Seminar Room, JCMB
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Dynamics of Dark Matter—Martin WEINBERG
'Dark matter' (DM) is a dynamical hypothesis born from our inability
to comprehend kinematic observations at the galaxy scale and larger
using baryonic matter only. Astronomers have struggled with the
implications of DM for galaxy formation and evolution for decades.
Conversely, we've exploited observations and cosmological simulations
to constrain ...
Higgs Centre Seminar Room, JCMB
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Algorithms23
Lattice Field Theories are a mature tool that yields robust predictions for precision tests of the Standard Model and potential BSM candidates.
Larger volumes, finer lattice spacings and decorrelated configurations are some of the requirements to tame the systematic errors still affecting the current simulations. Improved algorithms, and strong mathematical ...
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