10-14 July 2017
Higgs Centre, The University of Edinburgh
Europe/London timezone


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


Invited speakers

  • Anastasia Volovich
  • Andreas Brandhuber
  • Andreas Von Manteuffel
  • Andrew Strominger
  • Arthur Lipstein
  • Ben Page
  • Bernhard Mistlberger
  • Burkhard Eden
  • David Broadhurst
  • Dmitry Chicherin
  • Emil Bjerrum-Bohr
  • Enrico Herrmann
  • Francis Brown
  • Gang Yang
  • Georgios Papathanasiou
  • Henrik Johansson
  • Humberto Gomez
  • Johannes Henn
  • Leonardo Vernazza
  • Livia Ferro
  • Lorenzo Tancredi
  • Luise Adams
  • Miguel Paulos
  • Nima Arkani-Hamed
  • Oliver Schlotterer
  • Pierre Vanhove
  • Piotr Tourkine
  • Radu Roiban
  • Roman Lee
  • Rutger Boels
  • Samuel Abreu
  • Song He
  • Stephen Naculich
  • Tiziano Peraro
  • Walter Goldberger
  • Yuntao Bai

The schedule can be found here.

Directions to Appleton Tower can be found here and the building on the campus map is 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.

The next conference in this series, after Edinburgh, will be:

International Advisory Committee

  • Ruth Britto (Dublin)
  • Lance Dixon (SLAC)
  • Gregory Korchemsky (Saclay)
  • Lorenzo Magnea (Torino)
  • Stefan Weinzierl (Mainz)

Local Organisers

  • Simon Badger (IPPP, Durham)
  • Claude Duhr (CERN)
  • Einan Gardi (Edinburgh)
  • Nigel Glover (IPPP, Durham)
  • Donal O'Connell (Edinburgh)




Starts 10 Jul 2017 08:00
Ends 14 Jul 2017 18:00
Higgs Centre, The University of Edinburgh
Lecture Theatre 1, Appleton Tower, 11 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9LE