Higgs Centre School of Theoretical Physics 2019

Abstract

The 5th edition of the Higgs Centre School of Theoretical Physics will take place in May 27- May 31 2019 at the Higgs Centre, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Edinburgh. The scientific programme starts at 9:00 on Monday, May 27th, and ends at 16:00 on Friday, May 31st. The School comprises two in-depth lecture series, each involving five 2-hours lectures delivered on the blackboard, and a similar number of tutorials. For this year's School we are delighted to have:

Maurizio Pierini (CERN, Geneva): 'Deep Learning for particle physics';

Lectures: Monday through Friday, 9:00-11:00, Lecture Theatre B.
Tutorials: Monday through Friday, 11:30-13:00 in JCMB 3217 Teaching Studio.

Abstract: Deep learning revolutionised machine learning in the last few years, boosting progresses in many technological applications related to artificial intelligence. With a new generation of particle-physics experiments under planning and new challenges ahead, deep learning offers the possibility of preserving and extending physics reach while keeping computing requirements under control. In these lectures, we will review applications of deep learning applications to LHC-related problems, covering many architectures such as convolutional layers, recurrent units, graph networks. ________________________________________

Andreas Ringwald (DESY, Hamburg): 'Axions';

Lectures:Monday through Friday, 14:00-16:00, Lecture Theatre B.
Tutorials: Monday through Friday, 16:30-18:00 in JCMB 3217 Teaching Studio.

Abstract: We will give a comprehensive review of the physics case for the axion. Topics we will cover include: topological gluon fluctuations and the theta vacuum in non-Abelian gauge theories, the axial anomaly and chiral Ward identities in QCD, the strong CP problem, and its axionic solution. We will present ultraviolet completions of the Standard Model yielding the axion and derive their predictions for the axion couplings to the known Standard Model particles. We derive phenomenological and astrophysical constraints on these couplings. We show that, in the remaining parameter space, the axion is an inevitable candidate for cold dark matter. We demonstrate that the PQ field can even be a candidate for the inflaton. We end with an overview of the experimental and observational activities to hunt for the axion.

Related material:

'Axions and Other Similar Particles';, Andreas Ringwald, Leslie Rosenberg and Gray Rybka, in 'Review of Particle Physics';, Phys. Rev. D 98 (2018) 030001 [http://pdg.lbl.gov/2018/reviews/rpp2018-rev-axions.pdf]

Timetable

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Sessions

27 May 2019 09:00
Deep Learning for particle physics: Maurizio Pierini - Lecture 1

27 May 2019 11:00
Break

27 May 2019 11:30
Deep Learning for particle physics: Maurizio Pierini - Tutorial 1

27 May 2019 13:00
Lunch Break

27 May 2019 14:00
Axions: Andreas Ringwald - Lecture 1

27 May 2019 16:00
Break: Break

27 May 2019 16:30
Axions: Andreas Ringwald - Tutorial 1

28 May 2019 09:00
Deep Learning for particle physics: Maurizio Pierini - Lecture 2

28 May 2019 11:00
Break: Break

28 May 2019 11:30
Deep Learning for particle physics: Maurizio Pierini - Tutorial 2

28 May 2019 13:00
Lunch Break: Lunch Break

28 May 2019 14:00
Axions: Andreas Ringwald - Lecture 2

28 May 2019 16:00
Break: Break

28 May 2019 16:30
Axions: Andreas Ringwald - Tutorial 2

29 May 2019 09:00
Deep Learning for particle physics: Maurizio Pierini - Lecture 3

29 May 2019 11:00
Break: Break

29 May 2019 11:30
Deep Learning for particle physics: Maurizio Pierini - Tutorial 3

29 May 2019 13:00
Lunch Break: Lunch Break

29 May 2019 14:00
Axions: Andreas Ringwald - Lecture 3

29 May 2019 16:00
Break: Break

29 May 2019 16:30
Axions: Andreas Ringwald - Tutorial 3

30 May 2019 09:00
Deep Learning for particle physics: Maurizio Pierini - Lecture 4

30 May 2019 11:00
Break: Break

30 May 2019 11:30
Deep Learning for particle physics: Maurizio Pierini - Tutorial 4

30 May 2019 13:00
Lunch Break: Lunch Break

30 May 2019 14:00
Axions: Andreas Ringwald - Lecture 4

30 May 2019 16:00
Break: Break

30 May 2019 16:30
Axions: Andreas Ringwald - Tutorial 4

31 May 2019 09:00
Deep Learning for particle physics: Maurizio Pierini - Lecture 5

31 May 2019 11:00
Break: Break

31 May 2019 11:30
Deep Learning for particle physics: Maurizio Pierini - Tutorial 5

31 May 2019 13:00
Lunch Break: Lunch Break

31 May 2019 14:00
Axions: Andreas Ringwald - Lecture 5

31 May 2019 16:00
Break: Break

31 May 2019 16:30
Axions: Andreas Ringwald - Tutorial 5

Other contributions

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Break (0h30′)

Attendees

The following have registered to attend this workshop:

First NameLast NameAffiliation
Adam Lantos University of Edinburgh
Akanksha Ahuja EPFL Extension School
Andrei Popescu University of Cambridge
Andrey Grabovsky Novosibirsk State University & Budker Institute
Aonghus Hunter-McCabe Maynooth University
Ashraf Tawfik Mansoura University
Athina Papachristodoulou University of Edinburgh
Ben Geytenbeek University of Cambridge
Ben Maybee University of Edinburgh
Ben Pullin University of Edinburgh
Benjamin Percival University of Liverpool
Benoit Assi DESY Hamburg
BENZAHIA Souhib University of Yahia Fares Medea
boubacar sow university cheikh anta diop
Calum Milloy University of Edinburgh
Daniel Locke University of Southampton
Dario Kermanschah ETH Zurich
Devarshee Sandilya University of Edinburgh
Dries Seynaeve King's College London
Giulio Falcioni University of Edinburgh
Giulio Salvatori Università degli Studi di Milano
Gustavo Medina Vazquez University of Sussex
Herschel Chawdhry University of Cambridge
Hesham El Faham Université catholique de Louvain
Idrissa Deme Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ)
Jaime Calderón Figueroa The University of Edinburgh
James Alvey Kings College, London
Jinjie Dong University of Edinburgh
Joseph Carmignani Lancaster University
Joseph Lee University of Edinburgh
Joseph Smith University of Cambridge
Justus Tobias Tsang The University of Edinburgh
Khawla Jaffel Uclouvain
Luca Mantani Université Catholique de Louvain - CP3
Marco Rocco University of Milano-Bicocca
Marios Kalomenopoulos University of Edinburgh, ROE
Matteo Capozi Max Planck Institute for Physics
Michael Marshall University of Edinburgh
Michael Wilson The University of Edinburgh
Michal Pazderka Masaryk University
Miha Zgubic University of Oxford
Neofytos Themistokleous University of Edinburgh
Niamh Maher University of Edinburgh
Parbati Sahoo Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
Philipp Rueter Heriot-Watt University
Philipp Windischhofer University of Oxford
Piotr Bargiela University of Edinburgh
Pradyumn Sahoo Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
Rajesh Kumar Dubey Lovely Professional University
Rayan Haindl ETH Zurich
Robin Croft DAMTP (Cambridge)
Roman Zwicky Edinburgh University
Rosalyn Pearson Edinburgh University
Saad Nabeebaccus University of Edinburgh
Sam Van Thurenhout University of Hamburg
Sanjay Mandal Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
Shayan Iranipour DAMTP, University of Cambridge
Sreedevi Narayana Varma King's College London
Thomas Carter Uni of Edinburgh
Tom Steudtner University of Sussex
Ulserik Moldanazarova Liverpool university
yizhuo gao university of liverpool
ZOALNOON AHMED KING KHALID UNIVERSITY
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Higgs Centre School of Theoretical Physics 2019

Higgs Centre Workshop
Higgs Centre Seminar Room, JCMB
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics
School of Physics and Astronomy
James Clerk Maxwell Building
Peter Guthrie Tait Road
Edinburgh
EH9 3FD
UK
Room 3217, James Clerk Maxwell Building
Peter Guthrie Tait Road
Edinburgh
EH9 3FD
UK
JCMB Lecture Theatre B
Organisers