New Directions in Theoretical Physics 3

09.01.2019 to 11.01.2019
Martin Evans, Einan Gardi, Joan Simon

50 George Square, Edinburgh

Key Speakers:

New Directions in Theoretical Physics is a series of prestigious interdisciplinary confrences organised by the Higgs Centre, 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.


  • Claude Duhr (CERN and UC Louvain)
  • Matthew Mccullough (CERN and Cambridge)
  • Rachel Bean (Cornell)
  • Ira Rothstein (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Udo Seifert  (Stuttgart University)
  • Chris Jarzynski (University of Maryland)
  • Satya Majumdar (Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay)
  • Ehud Altman (Berkeley)
  • Frank Verstraete (Ghent University)
  • Naftaly Tishby (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
  • Vijay Balasubramanian (University of Pennsylvania) - tbc
  • Jean-Francois Joanny (Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie and ESPCI ParisTech)
  • Sriram Ramaswamy (TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad)
  • Gregory Gabadadze (NYU)
  • Claudia de Rham (Imperial College London)
  • Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS, Princeton)
  • George Sterman (YITP, Stony Brook)
  • Mark Bowick (KITP, Santa Barbara)
  • Neal Weiner (New York University)
  • Gregory Korchemsky (CEA, Saclay) - tbc
  • Alessandra Buonanno (MPI, Potsdam) - tbc


Venue/Travel: The symposium venue is at 50 George Square of our Central Area Campus. Please see direction information below:

click here for for directions to Central Area by various modes of transport.

click here for a map pin to the entrance of 50 George Square, the room will be sign posted from here.

Accommodation: We have held a number of rooms at 3 hotels in Edinburgh which can be booked on the following link, through Convention Edinburgh, any questions regarding accommodation should be directed to them using the contact details on the webpage - Accommodation booking link

Conference dinner: On the evening of Thursday 10th January you will be treated to a professional themed whisky tasting before being invited to be seated in the grand Playfair Library Hall for a delicious 3 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 on the webpage as well as the printed passport.





New Directions in Theoretical Physics 3

Conference Participants are paid for by the Higgs Centre.

Registration Fee


The Registration Fee for PhD students is £50, we may be able to waive the fee for some students, please see box below if you'd like to apply for this.

The Registration Fee for other participants is £75 per participant. 


Please make payment on the following link before submitting this Registration Form but make sure to return to complete it,

If you experience any problems please contact the Higgs Symposium Secretary, Lyndsey Ballantyne (l.ballantyne [at]


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