24-26 April 2024
Higgs Centre Seminar Room
Europe/London timezone

The last few years have seen a renewed interest in the analytic structure of scattering amplitudes. One of the consequences has been a revival of old methods from the S-matrix program of the sixties, which can now be coupled with our deeper understanding of the types of functions that appear in scattering amplitudes as well as powerful numerical methods to constrain the space of allowed S-matrices. This workshop aims to bring together researchers working at the intersection of these topics, and in particular on understanding the analytic structure of scattering amplitudes from first principles through Landau analysis—namely, through the study of where amplitudes become singular, and how they behave near these singularities. Topics to be covered include:

  • algorithms for solving the Landau equations, and understanding the behavior of scattering amplitudes near these solutions
  • strategies for deriving new constraints on the discontinuity structure of amplitudes
  • strategies for using the analytic structure to constrain scattering amplitudes non-perturbatively
  • connections between Landau analysis and positive geometries
  • the use of Landau analysis to study the classes of special functions that appear in Feynman integrals
  • Landau analysis for AdS correlators and the wave function of the universe

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Ruth Britto
  • Lucía Córdova
  • James Drummond
  • Stephen Jones
  • Shota Komatsu
  • Enrico Pajer
  • Erik Panzer
  • Simon Telen
  • Cristian Vergu

Information about B&Bs and guesthouses close to the Kings Building Campus and the James Clerk Maxwell Building can be found here. Please inquire about academic rates. Further information on the venue can be found here.

There will be a £75 workshop fee to cover lunch, coffee, a reception on Wednesday evening, and the workshop dinner on Thursday evening. To register, click through to the registration tab on the left.

Organizers: Andrew McLeod, Einan Gardi, Luke Lippstreu, Hofie Hannesdottir


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Higgs Centre Seminar Room
Room 4305
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics School of Physics and Astronomy James Clerk Maxwell Building, 4305 Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD UK
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