Higgs Centre Workshops & Events

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...

16.07.2018 to 18.07.2018
Organisers:
Dhritiman Nandan, Donal O'Connell
Venue:

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics

Key Speakers:
Cesar Gomez, Lionel Mason, Tristan McLoughlin, Paolo Di Vecchia, Anastasia Volovich, Congkao Wen, Chris White

Recently, a new understanding has appeared of how certain spacetime symmetries are encoded in specific properties -- known as soft properties -- of the quantum mechanical scattering matrix. This connection holds both with and without gravity. Intense activity in this area has resulted in the discovery of new effects in the soft regime beyond the leading order in gauge and gravitational...

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...