Workshops Archive 2016

Prof Frank Close at the National Museum

In the first of a series of events in collaboration with the National Museum of Scotland, we are delighted to host Prof. Frank Close as he describes his fascinating new biography of Bruno Maximovich Pontecorvo. When Bruno Pontecorvo fled to the USSR at the height of the Cold War in ...
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh
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Fit(s) for LHC run-2

A main objective of the LHC is the search for and the possible discovery of new physics beyond the Standard Model. An essential aspect is the quantitative interpretation, i.e. fits, of the data in terms of existing, well-motivated new physics models. These can be complete models, such as the ...
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics

Sixth Annual DiRAC Science Day

DiRAC is the integrated supercomputing facility for theoretical modelling and HPC-based research in particle physics, nuclear physics, astronomy and cosmology. This September, The University of Edinburgh is hosting the sixth Annual DiRAC Science Day. Researchers will present scientific results achieved with this facility, and technical support teams will meet with ...
Lecture Theatre A, James Clerk Maxwell Building
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The Ninth International Workshop on Numerical Analysis and Lattice QFT (QCDNA)

Numerical simulations of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) are well established and a state-of-the-art method to obtain nonperturbative predictions from the Standard Model (SM) of elementary particle physics. These predictions are crucial to complement the experimental research program at the LHC or at the future Belle II experiment. In order to fully ...
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics
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Holography, conformal field theories, and lattice

Following the discovery of the Higgs boson in July 2012 at CERN, the most urgent questions in theoretical particle physics concern the nature of the Higgs particle and physics beyond the standard model related to the Higgs mechanism. Experimental results for the Run 2 of the LHC will challenge our ...
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics
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Higgs Centre School of Theoretical Physics 2016

The second edition of the Higgs Centre School of Theoretical Physics will take place in May 23-27, 2016 at the Higgs Centre, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Edinburgh. The scientific programme starts at 9:00 on Monday, May 23th, and ends at 18:00 on Friday, May 27th. The School comprises ...
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics
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QCD meets gravity

Recently, new correspondences have been discovered between Yang-Mills theory and gravity. An exciting example is the BCJ double copy, which has led to intense global research activity. This meeting will bring together experts in both QCD and gravity (including supersymmetric extensions), and focus on the development of common methodologies for ...
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics
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Threshold Logarithms Beyond Leading Power

The quest for new physics requires predicting scattering processes at the Large Hadron Collider with the highest achievable precision. This in turn means describing ubiquitous QCD radiation. Scattering cross sections are calculated as an expansion in the strong coupling constant. In the limit in which the energy of the QCD ...
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics
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Physical Principles of Biological and Active Systems - IOP Topical Meeting

Two major themes currently lie at the frontier of research in condensed matter theory. One is the idea articulated by Nobel Laureate Phillip Anderson that “More is Different”, in other words, that the consequence of interactions at one scale leads to emergent principles that apply to matter at a larger ...
John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh