Higgs Centre Past Workshops

Organisers:
Davide Michieletto, Chris Brackley, Davide Marenduzzo
Venue:

James Clerk Maxwell Building, Lecture Theatre A

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...

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, Franz Herzog, 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...

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...

Organisers:
Keith Ellis (IPPP), Einan Gardi (Edinburgh), Tony Doyle (Glasgow)
Venue:

Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ

Key Speakers:
Fabrizio Caola (IPPP, Durham), Marialuisa Aliotta (Edinburgh), Martin Hendry (Glasgow), Christophe Grojean (DESY), Kyle Cranmer (NYU)

Higgs-Maxwell workshops are a series of annual one-day meetings to discuss the current topics in theoretical and experimental particle physics and the prospects for future discoveries. The meeting is organised by the Universities of Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Lancaster. This year's meeting, taking place on February 14th at...

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

The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics

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 universe. Nevertheless, tensions in the data and the so far unsolved cosmological constant problem make infrared modifications to...

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...