New Directions in Theoretical Physics is a series of international conferences organised by the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, aiming to highlight new opportunities and stimulate an exchange of ideas across all areas of contemporary theoretical physics. All talks are plenary reviews aimed at a broad audience of theoretical physicists, intended to inspire and to promote valuable cross-disciplinary interactions.
The January 2023 meeting, New Directions in Theoretical Physics 4, is the fourth meeting in the series, following highly successful meetings in 2019, 2017 and 2014. This meeting will celebrate 10 years since the discovery of the Higgs Boson, and is part of the decennial celebrations of the Higgs Centre.
Registration deadline for in-person attendance: 21 December
Registration deadline for on-line attendance: 9 January
Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS, Princeton) Elementary particles
Ryan Babbush (Google) Quantum algorithms
Celine Boehm (Edinburgh and Sydney) Dark matter
Latham Boyle (Perimeter Institute) Dark energy
Michael Cates (Cambridge) Soft condensed matter
Laura Cadonati (Georgia Tech) Gravitational waves
Cynthia Chiang (McGill, UKZN) Cosmic dawn
Tamara Davis (Queensland) Dark Energy
John Ellis (CERN and Kings College) Particle Physics
Michael Figurnov (DeepMind) Protein folding
Vera Guelpers (Higgs Centre, Edinburgh) Lattice QCD
Nigel Goldenfeld (UC San Diego) Turbulence
Ava Khamseh (University of Edinburgh)
Nana Ama Browne Klutse (Legon, Ghana) Climate Science
Priya Natarajan (Yale) Galaxy formation
Wilfrid Ndifon (AIMS, Rwanda) Mathematical Epidemiology
Prosper Ngabonziza (Louisiana State University) African Light Source
Prince Osei (AIMS, Ghana) Building STEM in Africa
James Peebles (Princeton) Cosmology
Roger Penrose (Oxford) Mathematical Physics
David Romps (Berkeley) Climate Physics
Gavin Salam (Oxford, CERN) Collider Physics
Mouhamadou Bamba Sylla (AIMS, Senegal) Climate Science
Kendrick Smith (Perimeter Institute) Real time radio astronomy
A Higgs public lecture titled: "Two ways to learn about the universe," will be delivered jointly by recent Nobel prize winners, James Peebles (Princeton) and Roger Penrose (Oxford), followed by a discussion chaired by Michela Massimi (Edinburgh). and will be held in the evening of Tuesday, 10th January at 50 George Square (same venue as conference).
Prior to the lecture we invite you to a drinks reception.
Zoom: https://ed-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/85968789457 *Passcode: Physics23
We expect all delegates to adhere to the Dignity and Respect Policy of the University of Edinburgh while on University premises.