Higgs Centre Past Workshops

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...

Organisers:
Dhritiman Nandan, Donal O'Connell
Venue:

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics

Key Speakers:
Cesar Gomez, Florian Loebbert, Lionel Mason, Tristan McLoughlin, Malcolm Perry, Cedric Troessaert, 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...

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...

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. 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 computational...

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...