New Directions in Theoretical Physics
from
Wednesday, 8 January 2014 (11:00)
to
Friday, 10 January 2014 (14:00)
Monday, 6 January 2014
Tuesday, 7 January 2014
Wednesday, 8 January 2014
12:30
Lunch
Lunch
12:30  13:30
14:00
Welcome and introduction

Richard Ball
(
Director of the Higgs Centre
)
Welcome and introduction
Richard Ball
(
Director of the Higgs Centre
)
14:00  14:10
14:10
The Higgs and the excessive success of the Standard Model

Guido Altarelli
(
Rome
)
The Higgs and the excessive success of the Standard Model
Guido Altarelli
(
Rome
)
14:10  15:00
15:00
Symmetry breaking and electroweak unification  an Imperial College perspective

Tom Kibble
(
Imperial
)
Symmetry breaking and electroweak unification  an Imperial College perspective
Tom Kibble
(
Imperial
)
15:00  16:00
16:00
Tea
Tea
16:00  16:30
16:30
Higgs interferometry

Lance Dixon
(
Stanford
)
Higgs interferometry
Lance Dixon
(
Stanford
)
16:30  17:10
17:10
The ubiquitous top quark

Eric Laenen
(
Nikhef
)
The ubiquitous top quark
Eric Laenen
(
Nikhef
)
17:10  17:40
Thursday, 9 January 2014
09:30
Transition to turbulence in pipe flow: a dynamical systems perspective

Bruno Eckhardt
(
Marburg
)
Transition to turbulence in pipe flow: a dynamical systems perspective
Bruno Eckhardt
(
Marburg
)
09:30  10:20
10:20
Modeling of tunable reconfiguration of Janus colloidal particles

Ronald Larson
(
Michigan
)
Modeling of tunable reconfiguration of Janus colloidal particles
Ronald Larson
(
Michigan
)
10:20  10:50
10:50
Coffee
Coffee
10:50  11:10
11:10
Probing fundamental physics with cosmological observations

Robert Brandenberger
(
McGill
)
Probing fundamental physics with cosmological observations
Robert Brandenberger
(
McGill
)
11:10  12:00
12:00
Planck Confronts the Standard Model(s)

Andrew Jaffe
(
Imperial
)
Planck Confronts the Standard Model(s)
Andrew Jaffe
(
Imperial
)
12:00  12:30
12:30
Ghost free & singularity free theory of gravity

Anupam Mazumdar
(
Lancaster
)
Ghost free & singularity free theory of gravity
Anupam Mazumdar
(
Lancaster
)
12:30  13:00
13:00
Lunch and Higgs Centre IAC meeting
Lunch and Higgs Centre IAC meeting
13:00  14:00
14:00
Quantum physics without quasiparticles

Subir Sachdev
(
Harvard
)
Quantum physics without quasiparticles
Subir Sachdev
(
Harvard
)
14:00  14:40
14:40
Condensed matter: plenty of places to go but which direction to get there?

Andy Schofield
(
Birmingham
)
Condensed matter: plenty of places to go but which direction to get there?
Andy Schofield
(
Birmingham
)
14:40  15:10
15:10
Phase reconstruction near the highsymmetry point of the O(2)xO(2) nonlinear sigma model

Chris Hooley
(
St Andrews
)
Phase reconstruction near the highsymmetry point of the O(2)xO(2) nonlinear sigma model
Chris Hooley
(
St Andrews
)
15:10  15:40
15:40
Tea
Tea
15:40  16:10
16:10
On quantum tunnelling

Neil Turok
(
Perimeter
)
On quantum tunnelling
Neil Turok
(
Perimeter
)
16:10  16:50
16:50
Exploring TeV scale physics in decays of [ultra]cold neutrons and from nEDM

Rajan Gupta
(
Los Alamos
)
Exploring TeV scale physics in decays of [ultra]cold neutrons and from nEDM
Rajan Gupta
(
Los Alamos
)
16:50  17:20
17:20
Allorder perturbative results for gauge field theories

Lorenzo Magnea
(
Torino
)
Allorder perturbative results for gauge field theories
Lorenzo Magnea
(
Torino
)
17:20  17:50
19:30
Conference Dinner
Conference Dinner
19:30  21:30
Friday, 10 January 2014
10:00
Gravity from squaring YangMills

Michael Duff
(
Imperial
)
Gravity from squaring YangMills
Michael Duff
(
Imperial
)
10:00  10:50
10:50
Vacuum decay and the end of the Universe

Ian Moss
(
Newcastle
)
Vacuum decay and the end of the Universe
Ian Moss
(
Newcastle
)
10:50  11:20
11:20
Coffee
Coffee
11:20  11:40
11:40
Symmetries and broken symmetries in non equilibrium systems

Bernard Derrida
(
Paris 6
)
Symmetries and broken symmetries in non equilibrium systems
Bernard Derrida
(
Paris 6
)
11:40  12:10
12:10
PTsymmetry and the doublescaling (correlated) limit in quantum field theory

Carl Bender
(
St Louis
)
PTsymmetry and the doublescaling (correlated) limit in quantum field theory
Carl Bender
(
St Louis
)
12:10  12:40
12:40
How to make an invisibility cloak

Chris White
(
Glasgow
)
How to make an invisibility cloak
Chris White
(
Glasgow
)
12:40  13:10
13:10
Concluding remarks
Concluding remarks
13:10  13:20