Amplitudes 2018 Summer School

Photo Gallery from the Summer School

Scattering amplitudes are the arena where quantum field theory directly confronts experiment, and the precise predictions are crucial for the beyond Standard Model searches at particle colliders such as LHC. At the same time, scattering amplitudes have revealed beautiful and intriguing mathematical structures and patterns which suggest that our fundamental understanding of quantum field theory is far from complete. The study of scattering amplitudes has been a very active area of research over the past few years, with applications ranging from precision calculations for the LHC through new approaches to gauge theories and gravity and ending with exciting connections to pure mathematics.

The annual conference Amplitudes 2018 will be hosted by SLAC on June 18-22, 2018 and will bring together experts in this area discussing recent discoveries. The conference will be preceded by this present summer school, and it will offer a set of introductory lectures to some of the key topics to be discussed at the conference. The school will be held at the Center for Quantum Mathematics and Physics (QMAP) at the University of California, Davis on June 11-15, 2018.

Speakers: Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS), Zvi Bern (UCLA), Jacob Bourjaily (NBI), Claude Duhr (Leuven/CERN), Eric D'Hoker (UCLA), Song He (ITP CAS), Yutin Huang (NTU), Alexander Postnikov (MIT).

SpeakerTopicMaterialsVideos
Nima Arkani-HamedGeometry of scattering amplitudesLecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 Lecture 4
Lecture 5 Lecture 6 Lecture 7 Lecture 8
Lecture 9 Lecture 10 Lecture 11
All-day-marathon
Colloquium on Future of Particle Physics
Zvi BernColor-kinematics duality
Lecture notesLecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3
Jacob BourjailyVernacular of the S-Matrix
Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 MathematicaLecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 Tutorial
Eric d'HokerString amplitudesLecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3
Claude DuhrIntegrals and symbolsLecture notesLecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3
Song HeScattering equationsLecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 Lecture 4
Yutin HuangIntroduction to scattering amplitudesBook on scattering amplitudesLecture 2 Lecture 3 Lecture 4
Alexander PostnikovPositive GrassmannianLecture materialLecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3

Venue: June 11-15, 2018, Mathematical Science Building, room 1147. Here is the map of the campus with marked conference room.

Registration: will be on Monday, June 11, 8:30-9:30am in front of the Mathematical Sciences Building on UC Davis campus.

Schedule: Schedule here and also shown below. Note that the Friday after-dinner lecture has an open end.

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Special lecture: On Friday, June 15, 1:30-3:30pm, Nima will give a special lecture on "Future of particle physics" in Roessler 66, see map.

Tutorial: On Wednesday, June 13, 5-6pm there will be a tutorial on Mathematica implementation of recursion relations by Jacob Bourjaily. Bring your laptop. Lecture notes are attached here. The Mathematica file from the lecture is here.

Meals: Coffee breaks and lunches will take place in front of the Mathematical Science Building (just outside the conference venue). Dinners will be also provided on Tuesday and Friday. There will be vegetarian and vegan options.

Organizers: Lance Dixon (SLAC), Enrico Herrmann (SLAC), Jaroslav Trnka (chair, QMAP), Andrew Waldron (QMAP).

Local information: see the QMAP Visitors page. There is no on-campus housing available so participants are advised to arrange the housing (hotel or airbnb) in Davis, Woodland or Sacramento (which are easily accessible by bus).

Last school: The Higgs Centre (Edinburgh), July 3-7, 2017.

Registration deadline: April 1st, 2018. Registration is closed now.

Poster: can be downloaded here.

Questions: email Jaroslav Trnka at trnka@ucdavis.edu.

Gong show: We will have a gong show on Tuesday afternoon and evening. It consists of short 4 min (+1 min for questions) talks given by the participants. The schedule is here and also shown below:

NameTitle

Cameron Langer

All-loop cut from Amplituhedron

Matteo Parisi

Amplituhedron meets Jeffrey-Kirwan Residue

Ryota Kojima

Triangulation of 2-loop MHV amplituhedron from sign flips

Stefan Stanojevic

All-loop singularities of scattering amplitudes in massless planar theories

Gongwang Yan

Scattering Forms, Worldsheet Forms and Amplitudes from Subspaces

Hadleigh Frost

Biadjoint Scalar Amplitudes and Associahedra

Giulio Salvatori

Hyperbolic Geometry and Scattering Amplitudes

Nicholas Early

Higher permutohedra at one loop

Akshay Yelleshpur Srikant

Explorations in Feynman parameter space

Julio Parra-Martinez

"dlog" forms and differential equations

Ekta Ekta

Differential equations for Feynman integrals beyond multiple polylogarithms

Simone Zoia

Conformal Symmetry and Feynman Integrals

Alex Edison

UV Properites of N=8 SUGRA at Five Loops and Beyond

Gregor Kälin

Color-Kinematics Duality for Fundamental Matter at Two-Loops

Michael Enciso

Dual Conformal Structure Beyond The Planar Limit

Isobel Nicholson

Spinor-helicity and exact solutions of the Einstein equations

Mariana Carrillo Gonzalez

The classical double copy in maximally symmetric spacetimes

Sebastian Mizera

Unifying Tree Super-Amplitudes in 6D: Branes, SYM, and SUGRA

Matthew Heydeman

Unifying Tree Super-Amplitudes in 6D: Branes, SYM, and SUGRA

Alfredo Guevara

Unifying Tree Super-Amplitudes in 6D: Branes, SYM, and SUGRA

Stefan Nekovar

Scattering on plane waves

Callum Jones

Subtracted On-shell Recursion and Partially Broken Supersymmetry

Zhewei Yin

The Infrared Structure of Nambu-Goldstone Bosons

Shruti Paranjape

On the Supersymmetrization of Galileons

James Bonifacio

Constraints on spin-2 interactions

Marios Hadjiantonis

Recursion relations for effective field theories of Goldstone modes

Christian Broennum-Hansen

Five-point gluon scattering at two loops

Herschel A. Chawdhry

Computing IBP reductions for 2-loop amplitudes

Taushif Ahmed

Four Gluon Scattering Amplitude at Three Loops in QCD

Vasily Sotnikov

Benchmarking planar five-parton two-loop QCD amplitudes with numerical unitarity

Joe Farrow

treeamps4dJAF: A Mathematica package for solving the scattering equations

Nat Levine

Massless scattering amplitudes in 2d field theory

Pranjal Nayak

Amplitudes and hidden symmetries in N=2 Chern-Simons Matter theory

Sangmin Choi

BMS Supertranslation Symmetry Implies Faddeev-Kulish Amplitude

Michal Pazderka

6D dual superconformal algebra

Vsevolod Chestnov

Hexagon OPE in the double scaling limit

Sourav Raha

SU(N) characters and interactions of a string bit model

Haoyu Sun

Topological Entanglement Entropy in Euclidean AdS3

Ana Lucia Retore

Quantum symmetry group and spin chains

List of registrants

(Final list, 100 participants)

Last name

First name

Affiliation

Ahmed

Taushif

Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz

Albert

Schwarz

QMAP, UC Davis

Arkani-Hamed

Nima

IAS

Ballin

Andrew

UC Davis

Bern

Zvi

UCLA

Bonifacio

James

Case Western

Bourjaily

Jacob

Niels Bohr Institute

Brønnum-Hansen

Christian

University of Edinburgh

Carrillo Gonzalez

Mariana

University of Pennsylvania

Chawdhry

Herschel

University of Cambridge

Chen

Junmou

Korean Institute for Advanced Study

Chestnov

Vsevolod

DESY

Choi

Sangmin

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Claypoole

Jared

UCLA

D’Hoker

Eric

UCLA

Dixon

Lance

SLAC

Dokmetzoglou

Nikos

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Duhr

Claude

Leuven/CERN

Early

Nicholas

University of Minnesota

Edison

Alex

UCLA

Ekta

Ekta

Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz

Enciso

Michael

UCLA

Farrow

Joe

Durham

Frost

Hadleigh

Oxford

Geracie

Michael

QMAP, UC Davis

Gonzo

Riccardo

Trinity College Dublin

Guevara

Alfredo

Perimeter Institute

Hadjiantonis

Marios

University of Michigan

Hasan

Syed Mehedi

University at Buffalo

He

Song

ITP, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Helset

Andreas

Niels Bohr Institute

Herderschee

Aidan

UC Santa Barbara

Herrmann

Enrico

SLAC

Heydeman

Matthew

Caltech

Hu

Weixuan

UC Davis

Huang

Yutin

National Taiwan University

Jiacheng

Xu

UC Davis

Jones

Callum

University of Michigan

Kakkar

Ashish

University Of Kentucky

Kälin

Gregor

Uppsala University

Keerthi Vasan

G C

UC Davis

Kim

Jung-Wook

Seoul National University

Kojima

Ryota

KEK

Kosmopoulos

Dimitrios

UCLA

Labelle

Patrick

Bishop's University

Langer

Cameron

UC Davis

Larios

Bryan

Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla

Law

Yuk Ting Albert

Columbia University

Leedom

Jacob

UC Berkeley

Levine

Nat

Imperial College London

Li

Yuqi

C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics

Macauda

Steven

UC Davis

Maybee

Ben

University of Edinburgh

Meiers

Michael

UC Davis

Menon

Anirudha

UC Davis

Milloy

Calum

University of Edinburgh

Mirza Amraji

Moein

King’s College London

Mizera

Sebastian

Perimeter Institute

Moon

Alvin

UC Davis

Muralidharan

Sushruth

University at Buffalo

Murray

John

UC Davis

Nayak

Pranjal

University of Kentucky

Nekovar

Stefan

Oxford University

Nicholson

Isobel

University of Edinburgh

Pan

Zhen

UC Davis

Paranjape

Shruti

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Parisi

Matteo

Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford

Parra-Martinez

Julio

UCLA

Patel

Hiren

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Pazderka

Michal

Masaryk University

Penante

Brenda

CERN

Postnikov

Alexander

MIT

Raha

Sourav

University of Florida

Rao

Junjie

Albert Einstein Institute

Retore

Ana Lucia

University of Miami

Rubin

Shanon

UC Davis

Salvatori

Giulio

Università degli Studi di Milano

Sheaffer

Tal

McGill University

Simić

Slobodan

San Jose State University

Sotnikov

Vasily

Freiburg University

Spiering

Anne

Trinity College Dublin

Stanojevic

Stefan

Brown University

Stewart

Alastair

Durham University

Sun

Haoyu

University of California, Berkeley

Tam

Patrick

Tang

Yifan

Ithaca College

Teng

Fei

Uppsala University

Trnka

Jaroslav

QMAP, UC Davis

Trott

Timothy

UC Santa Barbara

Volk

Matthias

Niels Bohr Institute

Waldron

Andrew

QMAP, UC Davis

Xu

Hao-Lan

State University of New York, Stony Brook

Yan

Gongwang

IASTU, Tsinghua University

Yelleshpur Srikant

Akshay

Princeton University

Yin

Zhewei

Northwestern University

Zhang

Chi

ITP, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Zhang

Yong

ITP, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Zheng

Minshan

UC Davis

Zoia

Simone

Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz