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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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Physics by the Lake 2022

Physics by the Lake is the UK national summer school on theoretical condensed matter physics, aimed at PhD students towards the end of their first year. While geared towards UK students, we welcome participants worldwide. It is organised by the Institute of Physics (IOP) Theory of Condensed Matter group. It ...
  • University of Stirling

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Fifth Plenary Workshop of the Muon g-2 Theory Initiative

The Fifth Plenary Workshop of the Muon g-2 Theory Initiative will be held at the University of Edinburgh from 5th to 9th of September 2022. We currently plan to hold the workshop as a full in-person meeting, and we will continue to monitor the situation of the global pandemic in ...
  • James Clerk Maxwell Building

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Infinite algebra extensions of space-time symmetry algebrasJoaquim GOMIS

We introduce the concept of kinematical algebras and their associated homogeneous spaces where our physical theories live. Some of these algebras are related via Lie algebra contraction. We develop a framework that captures systematically the corrections to the contraction procedure, for example the non-relativistic corrections of order v/c, by ...

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The Ecosystem of Massive Halos Across Cosmic Time

Massive halos present unique opportunities to study the interplay between galaxies, black holes, and the circum-galactic medium via numerous multi-wavelength tracers. This small workshop (limited to 30 participants) will bring together observers and modellers working towards understanding the ecosystems of massive halos, towards answering some of the most fundamental questions ...
  • Higgs Centre Seminar Room, JCMB

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Primordial Black Holes as a dark matter candidateAnne GREEN

Diverse astrophysical and cosmological observations indicate that most of the matter in the Universe is cold, dark and non-baryonic. Traditionally the most popular dark matter candidates have been new elementary particles, such as WIMPs and axions. However Primordial Black Holes (PBHs), black holes formed from over densities in the early ...