Amplitudes

chaired by Simon Badger (The University of Edinburgh), Einan Gardi (The University of Edinburgh), Donal O'Connell (University of Edinburgh), Lyndsey Ballantyne (University of Edinburgh), Lance Dixon (SLAC, Stanford University), Lorenzo Magnea (Turin University), Gregory Korchemsky (CEA, Saclay), Stefan Weinzierl (Mainz University), Ruth Britto (Trinity College Dublin and CEA, Saclay), Nigel Glover, Claude Duhr (CERN and Université catholique de Louvain), Anastasia Volovich (Brown University), Chris White (Queen Mary University of London)
from to (Europe/London)
at Higgs Centre, The University of Edinburgh
Lecture Theatre 1, Appleton Tower, 11 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9LE
Description

 

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 and other relevant locations can be found here and the building on the campus map is here

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 www.edinburghrewards.com as well as the printed passport.

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)

Poster

Sponsors

                              

Material:
Go to day
  • Monday, 10 July 2017
    • 09:30 - 09:40 Welcome 10' ( )
      Material: Video link
    • 09:45 - 10:30 Spacetime, Quantum Mechanics and Positive Geometry: From Scattering Amplitudes to the Wavefunction of the Universe 45' ( )
      Speaker: Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS,Princeton, NJ)
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 10:35 - 11:05 Positive Geometries and Canonical Forms: Scattering Amplitudes and the Associahedron 30' ( )
      Speaker: Yuntao Bai (Princeton, NJ)
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 11:10 - 12:00 Coffee Break ( Appelton Tower )
    • 12:00 - 12:30 The connected prescription for form factors in twistor space 30' ( )
      Speaker: Andreas Brandhuber
      Material: Slides unknown type file Video link
    • 12:35 - 13:05 Landau Singularities from the Amplituhedron 30' ( )
      Speaker: Anastasia Volovich
      Material: Slides powerpoint file Video link
    • 13:10 - 14:40 Lunch Break ( Appelton Tower )
    • 14:40 - 15:10 Symmetries of the Amplituhedron 30' ( )
      Speaker: Livia Ferro
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 15:15 - 15:45 The duality of Wilson loop form factors 30' ( )
      Speaker: Dmitry Chicherin
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 15:50 - 16:40 Coffee Break ( Appelton Tower )
    • 16:40 - 17:10 The Steinmann Cluster Bootstrap for N=4 SYM Amplitudes 30' ( )
      Speaker: Georgios Papathanasiou
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 17:15 - 17:45 Soft Theorems 30' ( )
      Speaker: Andrew Strominger
      Material: Slides powerpoint file pdf file Video link
    • 17:45 - 19:25 Reception and Poster Session 1h40' ( Appleton Tower )
  • Tuesday, 11 July 2017
    • 09:45 - 10:30 Massive scattering amplitudes in N=4 super Yang-Mills 45' ( )
      Speaker: Johannes Henn (Mainz)
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 10:35 - 11:05 Finite fields and multivariate reconstruction techniques for scattering amplitudes 30' ( )
      Speaker: Tiziano Peraro (University of Edinburgh)
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 11:10 - 12:00 Coffee Break ( Appelton tower )
    • 12:00 - 12:30 Reducing differential systems for multiloop integrals 30' ( )
      Speaker: Roman Lee (Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics)
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 12:35 - 13:05 Feynman integrals in QCD 30' ( )
      Speaker: Andreas Von Manteuffel (Michigan State University)
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 13:10 - 14:40 Lunch break ( Appelton Tower )
    • 14:40 - 15:10 Two-parton scattering in the high-energy limit 30' ( )
      Speaker: Leonardo Vernazza (University of Edinburgh)
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 15:15 - 15:45 Advancements and challenges in multiloop scattering amplitudes for the LHC 30' ( )
      Speaker: Lorenzo Tancredi (Karlsruhe University)
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 15:50 - 16:40 Coffee Break ( Appelton Tower )
    • 16:40 - 17:10 First Two-Loop Amplitudes with the Numerical Unitarity Method 30' ( )
      Speaker: Ben Page (Freiburg University)
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 17:15 - 17:45 QCD at high orders for precision phenomenology at the LHC 30' ( )
      Speaker: Bernhard Mistlberger (CERN)
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 17:50 - 18:20 Bootstrapping the S-matrix 30' ( )
      Speaker: Miguel Paulos (CERN)
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
  • Wednesday, 12 July 2017
    • 09:45 - 10:30 Introduction to motivic amplitudes and cosmic Galois group 45' ( )
      Speaker: Francis Brown (Oxford University)
      Material: Video link
    • 10:35 - 11:05 Geometry and Hopf algebra of one-loop integrals and their cuts 30' ( )
      Speaker: Samuel Abreu (Freiburg University)
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 11:10 - 12:00 Coffee Break ( Appelton Tower )
    • 12:00 - 12:30 Feynman Integrals as Periods 30'
      Speaker: Pierre Vanhove
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 12:35 - 13:05 An elliptic generalisation of polylogarithms for the sunrise and kite integrals 30' ( )
      Speaker: Luise Adams (Mainz University)
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 13:10 - 14:40 Lunch Break ( Appelton Tower )
    • 14:40 - 15:10 Feynman integrals, beyond polylogs, up to 20 loops 30' ( )
      Speaker: David Broadhurst (Open University, UK)
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 15:15 - 19:15 Arthur's Seat Hike + BBQ ( )
  • Thursday, 13 July 2017
    • 09:45 - 10:30 Gravity and supergravity perturbation theory: a bird's eye view 45' ( )
      Speaker: Radu Roiban (Pennstate University)
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 10:35 - 11:05 Sudakov form factor and colour-kinematics duality at five loops 30' ( )
      Speaker: Gang Yang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing)
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 11:10 - 12:00 Coffee Break ( Appelton Tower )
    • 12:00 - 12:30 Loop-level BCJ and KLT relations 30' ( )
      Speaker: Oliver Schlotterer (The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), Potsdam)
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 12:35 - 13:05 Radiation and the classical double copy for color charges 30' ( )
      Speaker: Walter Goldberger (Yale University)
      Material: Slides unknown type file pdf file Video link
    • 13:10 - 14:40 Lunch Break ( Appelton Tower )
    • 14:40 - 15:10 Soft Photon and Graviton Theorems in Effective Field Theory 30' ( )
      Speaker: Stephen Naculich (Bowdoin college)
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 15:15 - 15:45 From gravity on-shell diagrams to properties of scattering amplitudes 30' ( )
      Speaker: Enrico Herrmann (Caltech)
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 15:50 - 16:40 Coffee Break ( Appleton Tower )
    • 16:40 - 17:10 Scattering in Conformal Gravity 30' ( )
      Speaker: Henrik Johansson (University of Uppsala)
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 17:15 - 17:45 From 4d Ambitwistor Strings to On Shell Diagrams and Back 30' ( )
      Speaker: Arthur Lipstein (Durham University)
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 17:50 - 18:40 Poster Session 50' ( Informatics Forum )
    • 19:00 - 21:00 Dinner ( Playfair Library )
  • Friday, 14 July 2017
    • 09:45 - 10:30 The scattering equations and ambitwistor strings 45' ( )
      Speaker: Lionel Mason (Oxford University)
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 10:35 - 11:05 Higher-loop amplitude monodromy relations in string and gauge theory 30' ( )
      Speaker: Piotr Tourkine (Cambridge University)
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 11:10 - 12:00 Coffee Break ( Appelton Tower )
    • 12:00 - 12:30 The Correlahedron 30' ( )
      Speaker: Burkhard Eden (Humboldt University, Berlin)
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 12:35 - 13:05 The four-loop form factor in N = 4 super Yang-Mills theory 30' ( )
      Speaker: Rutger Boels (Desy, Hamburg)
      Material: Slides unknown type file Video link
    • 13:10 - 14:40 Lunch Break ( Appelton Tower )
    • 14:40 - 15:10 Scattering Equations and Feynman Loop Integrands 30' ( )
      Speaker: Humberto Gomez (Universidad Santiago de Cali, Colombia)
      Material: Slides pdf file Video link
    • 15:15 - 15:45 Amplitudes from scattering equations at tree and loop order 30' ( )
      Speaker: Emil Bjerrum-Bohr (Neils Bohr Institute, Copenhagen)
      Material: Slides powerpoint file Video link