Higgs Centre School of Theoretical Physics 2021

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics School of Physics and Astronomy James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD

The 6th edition of the Higgs Centre School of Theoretical Physics will take place on-line via Zoom from 31 May-4 June 2021. The scientific programme starts at 9:00 on Monday 31st, and ends at 17:30 on Friday 4th.

The School comprises two in-depth lecture series, each involving five 2-hours lectures delivered on the blackboard, and a similar number of tutorials.

For this year's School we are delighted to have:

Stefan Weinzierl (Mainz)- Modern Methods for Feynman Integrals

For precision calculations in high energy particle physics there is no way around Feynman integrals. This course will start from the basics and bring the students to the current edge of the state-of-the-art. The course will also introduce the underyling mathematical concepts.

Topics included in this course are:
- various representations of Feynman integrals (loop momentum representation, Feynman parameter representation, Mellin-Barnes representation, Baikov representation, ...)
- properties of Feynman graphs
- relations among Feynman integrals (integration-by-parts, intersection theory, ...)
- integral represetations (method of differential equations, transforming a differential equation, iterated integrals, ...)
- sum representations (Gel'fand-Kapranov-Zelevinsky systems, ...)
- functions associated to Feynman integrals (multiple polylogarithms, "elliptic" generalisations, ...)


Matthew McCullough (CERN and Cambridge)- Examining the Higgs

Abstract: The Higgs boson has been a central feature in both theoretical and experimental investigation of fundamental physics for decades. In these lectures I will examine the Higgs from a theoretical perspective. First I will detail, from this theoretical perspective, the experimental status of our knowledge of the Higgs’ properties, answering questions such as “How does it move?” and “How does the energy of the vacuum depend on the Higgs field?". I will then move on to discuss the long-studied hierarchy problem, which pertains to the unknown fundamental origins of the Higgs boson, and will explore a number of different avenues for addressing this problem, along with an up-to-date summary of their experimental status. I will finish with a look to the far future of Higgs physics and what we can hope to learn.

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