Higgs Centre School of Theoretical Physics 2017
Event description
The third edition of the Higgs Centre School of Theoretical Physics will take place in May 29 June 2, 2017 at the Higgs Centre, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Edinburgh. The scientific programme starts at 9:00 on Monday, May 29th, and ends at 16:00 on Friday, June 2nd. The School comprises two indepth lecture series, each involving five 2hours lectures delivered on the blackboard, and a similar number of tutorials. For this year's School we are delighted to have:
Gavin Salam (CERN): _ "Jet physics at the LHC”_
Lectures: Monday through Friday, 9:0011:00, Lecture Theatre A.
Tutorials: Monday through Friday, 11:3013:00 in JCMB 3217 Teaching Studio.
Physics uses of jets
QCD splitting and infrared and collinear safety
Modern jet algorithms as projections
Experimental considerations (noise, pileup removal)
Jet finding and computational geometry
Principles behind optimisation of jet finding for measurements and searches
Jet substructure: boosted object identification at the energy frontier
Jet substructure: QCDderived understanding
Practical jet finding: FastJet
Related material can be foundhere.
Video recordings:lecture 1, lecture 2, lecture 3, lecture 4, lecture 5, lecture 6, lecture 7, lecture 8, lecture 9, lecture 10
Zohar Komargodski**(Weizmann):"Aspects of Renormalization Group Flows"
Lectures: Monday through Friday 14:0016:00 in Lecture Theatre A.
Tutorials: Monday through Thursday, 16:3018:00 in JCMB 3217 Teaching Studio.
Conformal Field Theories and Conformal Perturbation Theory
Trace Anomalies, ’t Hooft Anomalies, Gravitational Anomalies in 1+1 Dimensions
Monotonicity Theorems from Old and New Points of View
2+1 Dimensional Theories beyond LandauGinzburg Theory
Discrete Anomalies in Various Dimensions
Related material can be foundhere.
Video recordings ofZohar Komargodski:lecture 1, lecture 2, lecture 3, lecture 4,lecture 5, lecture 6, lecture 7, lecture 8
Final lectures given by Vladimir Prochazka:lecture 9, lecture 10
The School's main target audience is PhD students working in Theoretical Particle Physics, in their second year on. Postdoctoral researches are also encouraged to participate. The School is free of charge for all participants and is funded by the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics (Edinburgh) and the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology (Durham). We are providing dinner for all participants on the evening of Thursday June 1st. The free student accommodation places are now full and so accommodation should be arranged independently, a few options are available here. All partcipants are expected to make their own travel arrangements.
There is a conference dinner on the evening of Thursday 1st June, 8pm at the Amber Restaurant, 354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE
Edinburgh is well served by trains and planes. Details on getting from the City Centre to JCMB here. A map of the Kings Buildings campus here.
For any question concerning the School please contact the Higgs Centre secretary Lyndsey Ballantyne at l.ballantyne [at] ed.ac.uk
Funding is provided by:
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics (University of Edinburgh)
The Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology (Durham University)
Higgs Centre School of Theoretical Physics 2017
Venues
James Clerk Maxwell Building
Peter Guthrie Tait Road
Edinburgh
EH9 3FD
UK
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Organisers
 David Berenstein(
 University of California Santa Barbara
 Luigi Del Debbio(
 University of Edinburgh
 John MarchRussell(
 University of Oxford

Silvia Pascoli
(
 IPPP, University of Durham
 Roman Zwicky(
 University of Edinburgh
Key speakers
 Zohar KOMARGODSKI (WIS)
 Gavin SALAM (Oxford)
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