Workshops Archive 2014

Edinburgh University Workshop on Complex Networks

Complex networks are ubiquitous. For example, the Internet, the brain, social networks, and the pathways of chemical interactions within living cells can all be described as complex networks. Hence research into complex networks is important and far-reaching. Such research is being conducted in both the School of Informatics and the ...
Informatics Forum

Edinburgh Fluid Dynamics Group Launch Meeting

Fluid dynamics is relevant to a wide variety of fields including acoustics, bio-medicine, aerodynamics, turbomachinery, engines, air/sea/land vehicles, renewable energy, weather systems, floods, fires, cosmology, and astrophysics. At the University of Edinburgh there are more than 50 academics and estimated more than 200 postgraduate researchers across the Colleges ...
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics
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Webs and Unitarity

Unitarity-based methods have been highly successful in recent years, leading to efficient reconstruction methods of gauge-theory amplitudes from their generalised cuts. A so-far less-developed application of cut techniques is the computation of individual Feynman integrals from the corresponding (generalised) cuts. Progress in this direction was recently made in 1401.3546 ...
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics
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Beauty 2014

The 15th International Conference on B-Physics at Hadron Machines will take place between 14th‑18th July 2014 in Edinburgh, UK. The purpose of the Beauty 2014 conference is to review results in the field of B-physics and CP-violation, as well as to explore the physics potential of existing and upcoming ...
Playfair Library, University of Edinburgh
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2014 Higgs Symposium - New Horizons in Particle Cosmology

The second Higgs Symposium on Theoretical Physics wil take place in Edinburgh from Monday 30th June to Wednesday 2nd July 2014, and will focus on particle cosmology. The Standard Model of Cosmology is now on a solid observational foundation. But the empirical success of the model forces us to consider ...
Royal Observatory, Edinburgh
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Viewpoints on Emergent Phenomena in Non-equilibrium Systems

Until recently, establishing the fundamental physical principles of systems that are far from equilibrium – e.g., because they are driven by their environment, are slowly relaxing to an equilibrium state, or are excited by non-thermal fluctuations – has been a largely theoretical enterprise. Advances in experimental techniques (e.g., on small ...
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics
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Fluctuation-dissipation dynamics in the early universe

This workshop will examine the application of dissipation and fluctuation dynamics in the early Universe. It will include applications in warm inflation, cosmic phase transitions and in the radiation dominated era. The workshop will allow completion of nongaussian signatures from warm inflation. This subject was extensively discussed in the first ...
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics
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The physics of first star and galaxy formation

The formation of the first stars, black holes and galaxies is at the frontier of modern astrophysical research. Precision cosmology has revealed that we live in a flat Universe dominated by Dark Energy and Cold Dark Matter. Within this standard paradigm, structure formation proceeds hierarchically forming low mass objects first ...
St Trinnean's Room at St Leonard's Hall
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The quantum nature of matter at extreme conditions: The next challenges

We plan to bring together the two main research centres in the UK working on condensed matter under extreme conditions (of pressure and/or temperature), based at UCL and at Edinburgh’s own CSEC. With the leading minds of both groups we plan to discuss the current state of first-principles ...
CSEC (Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions)

European Centre of Excellence in Physics at Extreme Scales

The purpose of this workshop is to bring researchers from across Europe together to discuss a proposal to Horizon2020 for a Centre of Excellence for Computing Applications. The workshop has been initiated by the lattice field theory community and is intended to facilitate partnership with users in other application areas ...
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics

Mathematics of big data

This informal workshop will review some of the research interests in the Schools of Informatics and Mathematics related to Data Science, or "Big Data", and seek to build connections between them in the context of the new University-wide initiative "Edinburgh Data Science". The meeting is open to everyone interested in ...
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics
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Parton Distribution Functions

Parton distributions are a key ingredient of LHC data analysis. This two day workshop will deal with the latest developments in the determination of PDFs using neural networks and the latest data from LHC.
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics
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New Directions in Theoretical Physics

The Higgs Centre is organising a two-and-a-half day meeting on new directions in theoretical physics in early January, 2014. The aim is to explore and discuss new directions at the frontiers of theoretical physics in a broad range of topics, including astrophysics, cosmology, condensed matter, complex sytems and particle physics ...
Appleton Tower