During the last few years the analytic study of scattering amplitudes has flourished due to a vivid interaction between high-energy physics and mathematics. The purpose of the workshop is to bring together leading experts working on novel methods for scattering amplitudes in perturbative gauge theory, gravity theories and string theory, reaching from formal developments to phenomenological applications. The meeting will combine several review presentations with shorter talks to discuss promising developments in this quickly evolving field. We hope that this will help forging new ideas and further boost the field. The topics include:
- Mathematical structure of scattering amplitudes
- Integrals and integrands of perturbative quantum field theories
- Scattering amplitudes in (super)gravity and their ultraviolet behaviour
- Gauge/gravity dualities, AdS/CFT integrability, Wilson loops and strong-coupling results
- The long-distance singularity structure of gauge-theory amplitudes
- String amplitudes and their implications for field theory
- Developments related to the analytic S-matrix approach
The schedule can be found here.
The conference will be proceeded by a Summer School on advanced topics in scattering amplitudes, aimed primarily at PhD students working in the field. More senior participants are welcome to register as well!
Amplitudes Conference Series
This event is the continuation of a sequence of conferences started in 2009.
- 2009: IPPP, Durham
- 2010: Queen Mary University of London
- 2011: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- 2012: DESY, Hamburg
- 2013: Max-Planck-Institut für Physik
- 2014: IPhT Saclay
- 2015: Zürich
- 2016: Nordita, Stockholm
The next conference in this series, after Edinburgh, will be:
- 2018: SLAC/Stanford
International Advisory Committee