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
Please be aware of this Travel Scam!
If you received emails from travellerpoint(dot)org (or another travel company), please be careful. The email asks about arrival and departure dates to Edinburgh and offers a hotel booking form where they ask for credit card details.
Please, ignore the emails and do not reply nor click on any link given by them. You can also block the domain on your email client.
Our official emails are all from this website’s domain “@ed.ac.uk” (usually, email@example.com). Please avoid giving private information to external sources. The only official way to register for our workshops and events are advertised via this website (or indico) and we will get in touch directly if we book accommodation for you.