New Directions in Theoretical Physics 3

Abstract

New Directions in Theoretical Physics is a series of prestigious interdisciplinary conferences organised by the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics , aiming to generate an exchange of ideas and highlight new approaches to challenges in all areas of theoretical physics. All talks in this meeting are plenary review talks and are intended to reach out to the entire community of theoretical physicists, inspire researchers and generate a valuable discussion across disciplines.

The January 2019 meeting is the third meeting in this series, following highly successful meetings in 2017 and 2014 . It will cover a broad range of topics including particle physics, quantum field theory, cosmology and dark matter, general relativity and gravitational waves, stochastic thermodynamics, entanglement, disorder, complexity and chaos in quantum systems, principles of machine learning and physics of living systems.

The conference venue is 50 George Square in the city centre campus of the University of Edinburgh. This time the conference extends over three full days, Wednesday 9th - Friday 11th January , consisting of review talks (all talks are 45 minutes) and discussion sessions. The list of speakers is below. In the evening of the first day (Wednesday, 9 Jan) there will be a drinks reception (6:30pm) followed by a public talk -- Higgs Public Lecture -- by Nima Arkani-Hamed (starting at 7:30pm). On the Thursday (10 Jan) all participants will be hosted for a conference dinner.

Speakers

  • Ana Achúcarro  (Leiden Univ. / Univ. of the Basque Country UPV-EHU)
    'A new twist on multifield inflation'

  • Ehud Altman (Berkeley)

  • Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS, Princeton)

  • Michael Atiyah (University of Edinburgh)
    'The Fine Structure Constant'

  • Vijay Balasubramanian (University of Pennsylvania)
    'The Power of Random: Information and Emergence From Black Holes to the Brain'

  • Mark Bowick (KITP, Santa Barbara)
    'Statistical Mechanics of 2D Metamaterials'

  • Claudia de Rham (Imperial College London)
    'Physics under the Gravitational Rainbow'

  • Claude Duhr (CERN and UC Louvain)
    'Modern approaches to precision computations in the LHC era'

  • John Ellis (CERN and Kings College London)
    'Prospects for physics at future colliders'

  • Éanna Flannagan (Cornell University)
    'Asymptotic symmetries and charges in general relativity'

  • Gregory Gabadadze (NYU)
    'Beyond Einstein Gravity and Cosmology'

  • Chris Jarzynski (University of Maryland)
    'Scaling down the laws of thermodynamics'

  • Jean-Francois Joanny ( Collège de France and ESPCI ParisTech)
    'Physics of Biological Tissues'

  • Gregory Korchemsky (CEA, Saclay)

  • Satya Majumdar (Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay)
    'Tracy-Widom distribution and third order phase transition (tbc)'

  • Matthew Mccullough (CERN and Cambridge)
    'The hierarchy problem: Exotic signatures from exotic solutions'

  • Priyamvada Natarajan (Yale University)
    'The hunt for the first black holes'

  • Ira Rothstein (Carnegie Mellon University)
    ' Utilizing Non-Linearly Realized Space-Time Symmetries in Condensed Matter Systems '

  • Subir Sachdev (Harvard University)
    'Strange metals and black holes'

  • Udo Seifert (Stuttgart University)
    'From stochastic thermodynamics to thermodynamic inference'

  • George Sterman (YITP, Stony Brook)
    'Making a place for perturbation theory in the non-perturbative strong interactions'

  • Naftaly Tishby (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
    'Information theory and statistical physics of Deep Learning'

  • Frank Verstraete (Ghent University)

  • Neal Weiner (New York University)
    'Halometry from Astrometry'

The Higgs Public Lecture

On the evening of Wednesday the 9th January you are invited to participate in The Higgs Public Lecture, entitled "The End of Spacetime," by Nima Arkani-Hamed. The lecture will be held at the Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre, 32 George Square, and is free of charge but requires early registration (which is separate to the conference registraion).

Prior to the lecture we invite you to a drinks reception.

Conference Dinner

On the evening of Thursday 10th January you are invited to Surgeons Hall for a delicious three-course meal. Please advise your attendance at the dinner by checking the correct box on the registration form, there is no extra cost to attend.

Delegate Discounts

You will be provided with an Edinburgh Rewards Passport at the registration desk, this gives access to over 100 discounts and exclusive offers at a selection of the city's restaurants, bars, tourist attractions and pre booked taxis. Details of the discounts are at www.edinburghrewards.com as well as the printed passport.

Contact

For any practical question regarding the confrence, please contact the Higgs Centre secretary Ines Foidl <ines.foidl@ed.ac.uk>

We expect all delegates to adhere to the Dignity and Respect Policy of the University of Edinburgh while on University premises.

Timetable

See the full timetable on Indico

Sessions

9 Jan 2019 09:00
Session 1: Claude Duhr (CERN and UC Louvain): 'Modern approaches to precision computations in the LHC era'

9 Jan 2019 09:45
Session 1: Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS, Princeton)

9 Jan 2019 11:00
Session 1: Ana Achúcarro (Leiden Univ. / Univ. of the Basque Country UPV-EHU): 'A new twist on multifield inflation'

9 Jan 2019 11:45
Session 1: Claudia de Rham (Imperial College London): 'Physics under the Gravitational Rainbow'

9 Jan 2019 12:30
Session 1: Discussion

9 Jan 2019 14:00
Session 2: John Ellis (CERN and Kings College London): 'Prospects for physics at future colliders'

9 Jan 2019 14:45
Session 2: Mark Bowick (KITP, Santa Barbara): 'Statistical Mechanics of 2D Metamaterials'

9 Jan 2019 16:00
Session 2: Ehud Altman (Berkeley)

9 Jan 2019 16:45
Session 2: Matthew Mccullough (CERN and Cambridge): 'The hierarchy problem: Exotic signatures from exotic solutions'

9 Jan 2019 17:30
Session 2: Discussion

10 Jan 2019 09:00
Session 3: Jean-Francois Joanny (Collège de France and ESPCI ParisTech): 'Physics of Biological Tissues'

10 Jan 2019 09:45
Session 3: Satya Majumdar (Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay): 'Tracy-Widom distribution and third order phase transition (tbc)'

10 Jan 2019 11:00
Session 3: Neal Weiner (New York University): 'Halometry from Astrometry'

10 Jan 2019 11:45
Session 3: Priyamvada Natarajan (Yale University): 'The hunt for the first black holes'

10 Jan 2019 12:30
Session 3: Discussion

10 Jan 2019 14:00
Session 4: Éanna Flannagan (Cornell University) 'Asymptotic symmetries and charges in general relativity'

10 Jan 2019 14:45
Session 4: Gregory Gabadadze (NYU): 'Beyond Einstein Gravity and Cosmology'

10 Jan 2019 16:00
Session 4: Vijay Balasubramanian (University of Pennsylvania) 'The Power of Random: Information and Emergence From Black Holes to the Brain'

10 Jan 2019 16:45
Session 4: Michael Atiyah (University of Edinburgh): 'The Fine Structure Constant'

10 Jan 2019 17:30
Session 4: Discussion

11 Jan 2019 09:00
Session 5: Ira Rothstein (Carnegie Mellon University): 'Utilizing Non-Linearly Realized Space-Time Symmetries in Condensed Matter Systems'

11 Jan 2019 09:45
Session 5: Subir Sachdev (Harvard University): 'Strange metals and black holes'

11 Jan 2019 11:00
Session 5: Gregory Korchemsky (CEA, Saclay)

11 Jan 2019 11:45
Session 5: George Sterman (YITP, Stony Brook): 'Making a place for perturbation theory in the non-perturbative strong interactions'

11 Jan 2019 12:30
Session 5: Discussion

11 Jan 2019 14:00
Session 6: Naftaly Tishby (Hebrew University, Jerusalem): 'Information theory and statistical physics of Deep Learning'

11 Jan 2019 14:45
Session 6: Frank Verstraete (Ghent University)

11 Jan 2019 16:00
Session 6: Chris Jarzynski (University of Maryland): 'Scaling down the laws of thermodynamics'

11 Jan 2019 16:45
Session 6: Udo Seifert (Stuttgart University) 'From stochastic thermodynamics to thermodynamic inference'

11 Jan 2019 17:30
Session 6: Discussion

Other contributions

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A new twist on multifield inflation (0h45′)
9 Jan / 19:30—20:30
The End of Spacetime (1h00′)

Attendees

The following have registered to attend this workshop:

First NameLast NameAffiliation
Adam Lantos University of Edinburgh
Adam Nahum Oxford University
Akash Vijay University of Edinburgh
Alejandro Cros Edinburgh University
Alejandro Jenkins Universidad de Costa Rica
Aleksandra Ziolkowska University of Oxford
Alessandro Bentivoglio The University of Edinburgh
Alex Prygarin Ariel University
Alexander Cooper Heriot-Watt University
Alexander Lenz IPPP Durham
AMARTYA SENGUPTA UNIVERSITY OF HEIDELBERG,GERMANY
Amirhossein Sadeghi University of Vienna
Amy Lloyd-Stubbs Lancaster University
Andrea Incatasciato Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh
Andrew Yong University of Edinburgh
Anthony Kennedy University of Edinburgh
Antonin Portelli The University of Edinburgh
Aravinthen Rajkumar University of Edinburgh
Aris Ioannou The University of Edinburgh
Athoy Nilima University of Edinburgh
Atsuhisa Ota DAMTP, University of Cambridge
Avery Meiksin Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh
Basil Ibrahim University of Edinbrugh
Ben Maybee University of Edinburgh
Ben Pullin University of Edinburgh
Benjamin Giblin University of Edinburgh
Brian Pendleton The University of Edinburgh
Calum Milloy University of Edinburgh
Chris Bouchard University of Glasgow
Chun Fei Leung University of Edinburgh
Claude Duhr CERN
Dan Luo The University of Edinburgh
Daniel Jenkins Univeristy of Edinburgh
David McComb University of Edinburgh
Des Johnston Heriot-Watt University
Devarshee Sandilya University of Edinburgh
Dom Corbett University of Edinburgh
Dominic Gribben University of St Andrews
Dominic Rouse University of St. Andrews
Donal O'Connell Edinburgh
Eanna Flanagan Cornell University
Einan Gardi The University of Edinburgh
Elena Villhauer University of Edinburgh
Elizabeth Dobson University of Edinburgh
Elizabeth Leason University of Edinburgh
Emmet Byrne University of Edinburgh
Eric Laenen Nikhef/University of Amsterdam
Eric Tittley University of Edinburgh
Fabian Essler University Of Oxford
Florian Götz University of Edinburgh
Francesca Lane Institute for Astronomy, Edinburgh
Francesco Cagnetta School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh
Francesco Pace JBCA, University of Manchester
Fred Tomlinson University of Edinburgh
Frederika Phipps ROE
Gary Robertson University of Edinburgh
George Sterman Stony Brook University
Gerald Fux University of St Andrews
Giulio Falcioni University of Edinburgh
Graham Shore Swansea University
Hang Yu University of Edinburgh
Harald Fox Lancaster University
Isobel Nicholson University of Edinburgh
J Tobias Tsang University of Edinburgh
James Matthew University of Edinburgh
Jelle Hartong University of Edinburgh
Jennifer Smillie Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics
Jinjie Dong University of Edinburgh
Joan Simon University of Edinburgh
Joscha Reichel University of Edinburgh
Jose Onorbe Royal Observatory of Edinburgh
Joseph Lee University of Edinburgh
Julia Kettle University of Edinburgh
Keith Horne SUPA St Andrews
Leonardo de la Cruz Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics
Leonardo Vernazza University of Amsterdam
Liam Ruske The University of Edinburgh
Lorenzo Magnea University of Torino
Lucile Cangemi University of Edinburgh
Luigi Del Debbio The University of Edinburgh
Lukas Müller Mr
Lukas Tarra The University of Edinburgh
Luke Butcher University of Edinburgh
Maria Derda University of Edinburgh
Marios Kalomenopoulos University of Edinburgh
Martin Hendry University of Glasgow
Matthew Trott University of St Andrews
Michael Marshall University of Edinburgh
Michael Wilson The University of Edinburgh
Niamh Maher University of Edinburgh
Nicholas Ross University of Edinburgh
Niclas Westerberg Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences, Heriot-Watt University
Oskar Leimkuhler University of St Andrews
Patrick Pietzonka Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
Peter Mottishaw School of Physics and Astronomy, Edinburgh University
Philipp Rueter Heriot Watt University
Piotr Bargiela Theoretical Physics MSc student at the University of Edinburgh
Pradyumn Sahoo Birla Institute of Technology &amp; Science-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
Rajesh Singh University of Cambridge
Riccardo Gonzo Hamilton Institute, Trinity College Dublin
Richard Ball UoE
Richard Szabo Heriot-Watt University
Richard van Dongen University of Edinburgh
Robert Chapman University of Hertfordshire
Roger Horsley University of Edinburgh
Roman Zwicky Edinburgh University
Rosalyn Pearson University of Edinburgh
Sadegh Khochfar University of Edinburgh
Sadra Jazayeri DAMTP, Cambridge
satya majumdar CNRS, Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
Scott Melville University of Cambridge
Sebastian Jaskiewicz Technische Universität München
Susan Hezlet None
Tanguy Grall University of Cambridge - DAMTP
Thabit Barakat King Saud University
Theo Steele DAMTP, Cambridge University
Theodora Varelidi Strati University of Edinburgh
Timothy Ekeh University of Cambridge
Tomasz Andrzejewski The University of Edinburgh
Tommaso Giani University of Edinburgh
Vasiliy Demchenko University of Edinburgh
Veronika Breunhoelder University of Edinburgh
Victoria Martin School of Physics, University of Edinburgh
Wendy Gray IPPP Durham University
Xinhao Yu MSc theoretical physics student,UoE,
Yaseen Asad University of Edinburgh
Yongjoo Baek DAMTP, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge
Zhuochao Li University of Edinburgh
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New Directions in Theoretical Physics 3

Higgs Centre Workshop
50 George Square, Edinburgh
EH8 9LH
UK