Higgs Centre Workshops & Events

11.01.2018 to 12.01.2018
Organisers:
Prof Rob Poole and Alexander Morozov
Venue:

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics

In 2016, EPSRC set up The UK Fluids Network -- a cross-institutional collaboration of researchers from various disciplines working on various aspect of physics of fluids. The Networks stems from the realisation that while a lot of cutting-edge fluid-dynamics-related research being performed in the UK, it is usually embedded in various unrelated disciplines, hindering academic and industrial...

24.01.2018 to 25.01.2018
Organisers:
Matteo Cataneo, Catherine Heymans, Lucas Lombriser, Baojiu Li, Vasiliy Demchenko, Ben Giblin
Venue:

The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics

 

This workshop is limited to 50 participants so please register as soon as you know you can attend.

 

The first simultaneous detection of gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation from two merging neutron stars (GW170817 and GRB 170817A) poses new challenges to theories of gravity specifically designed to explain the late time accelerated expansion of the...

21.02.2018 to 23.02.2018
Organisers:
Peter Boyle, Luigi Del Debbio, Tadeusz Janowski, Cristina Lazzeroni and Antonin Portelli
Venue:

Higgs Centre seminar room

Flavour Changing Neutral Current (FCNC) decays are extremely rare processes in particle physics which are forbidden at the classical level in the Standard Model. Therefore, they constitute attractive channels to try to observe new physics beyond the Standard Model. A particular family of such decays are the kaon decays where the final state is composed by a pion plus a lepton or neutrino pair...

10.04.2018 to 13.04.2018
Organisers:
Vittorio del Duca (ETH Zurich and INFN), Lorenzo Magnea (Turin U. and INFN), Einan Gardi (Edinburgh)
Venue:

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, JCMB, Edinburgh

Key Speakers:
George Sterman, Alexander Huss, Bernhard Mistlberger, Fabio Maltoni, Massimiliano Grazzini, German Rodrigo, Gabor Somogyi, Frank Petriello, Sandro Uccirati, David Kosower, ​Michal Czakon, Raoul Roentsch

Precise theoretical predictions for LHC observables are a crucial pre-requisite for the discovery of new physics. Such predictions require high-order perturbative calculations in the Standard Model, most notably in QCD. A key step in these calculations is the cancellation of infrared divergences, which arise from exchanges of virtual partons and from the integration over undetected real...

16.04.2018 to 17.04.2018
Organisers:
Davide Michieletto, Chris Brackley, Davide Marenduzzo
Venue:

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics

Virtually all cells in our body have the same DNA (hence genetic information), yet a skin, liver and a brain cell all express a very different set of genes. Additionally, when a differentiated cell divides, the daughter has the same set of genes on: a skin cell gives rise to another skin cells, etc. Understanding how cells can establish, maintain and transmit their identity to daughter cells...

21.05.2018 to 24.05.2018
Organisers:
Luigi Del Debbio (Edinburgh), David Schaich (U. Bern), David Berenstein (UCSB), Simon Catterall (Syracuse U.), Masanori Hanada (Kyoto U.), Jun Nishimura (KEK), Toby Wiseman (Imperial College)
Venue:

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, JCMB, Edinburgh

Holographic AdS/CFT duality and lattice gauge theory are leading non-perturbative approaches to investigate quantum gravity and strongly coupled quantum field theories (QFTs). Extensive work is ongoing to apply both techniques to broader classes of systems, leading to a growing number of connections between them. Numerical analyses in particular are becoming increasingly important as...

28.05.2018 to 01.06.2018
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:
Alex Pomarol (Barcelona), Rafael Porto (São Paulo, Brazil)

The 4th edition of the Higgs Centre School of Theoretical Physics will take place in May 28- June 1, 2018 at the Higgs Centre, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Edinburgh. The scientific programme starts at 9:00 on Monday, May 28th, and ends at 16:00 on Friday, June 1st. The School comprises two in-depth lecture series, each involving five 2-hours lectures delivered on the blackboard, and a...

29.07.2018 to 09.08.2018
Organisers:
Graeme Ackland
Venue:

Cumberland Lodge, Windsor

What is it?

Physics by the Lake is a national summer school on theoretical condensed matter physics supported by the Institute of Physics (IOP) Theory of Condensed Matter group and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). It consists of two weeks of high-quality lecture courses by experts in the field, as well as tutorials to give thorough...