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 1822, 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 1115, 2018.
Sponsors: Supported by QMAP, contributors to our UCD Give Day Challenge and the Swig Foundation, the National Science Foundation and the funds of the University of California.
Speakers: Nima ArkaniHamed (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).
Speaker  Topic  Materials  Videos 
Nima ArkaniHamed  Geometry of scattering amplitudes  Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 Lecture 4 Lecture 5 Lecture 6 Lecture 7 Lecture 8 Lecture 9 Lecture 10 Lecture 11 Alldaymarathon Colloquium on Future of Particle Physics 

Zvi Bern  Colorkinematics duality  Lecture notes  Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 
Jacob Bourjaily  Vernacular of the SMatrix  Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 Mathematica  Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 Tutorial 
Eric d'Hoker  String amplitudes  Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3  Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 
Claude Duhr  Integrals and symbols  Lecture notes  Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 
Song He  Scattering equations  Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 Lecture 4  
Yutin Huang  Introduction to scattering amplitudes  Book on scattering amplitudes  Lecture 2 Lecture 3 Lecture 4 
Alexander Postnikov  Positive Grassmannian  Lecture material  Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 
Venue: June 1115, 2018, Mathematical Science Building, room 1147. Here is the map of the campus with marked conference room.
Registration: will be on Monday, June 11, 8:309:30am in front of the Mathematical Sciences Building on UC Davis campus.
Schedule: Schedule here and also shown below. Note that the Friday afterdinner lecture has an open end.
Special lecture: On Friday, June 15, 1:303:30pm, Nima will give a special lecture on "Future of particle physics" in Roessler 66, see map.
Tutorial: On Wednesday, June 13, 56pm 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 oncampus 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 37, 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:
Name  Title 
Cameron Langer 

Matteo Parisi 

Ryota Kojima 

Stefan Stanojevic 
Allloop 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 

Nicholas Early 

Akshay Yelleshpur Srikant 

Julio ParraMartinez 

Ekta Ekta 
Differential equations for Feynman integrals beyond multiple polylogarithms 
Simone Zoia 

Alex Edison 

Gregor Kälin 
ColorKinematics Duality for Fundamental Matter at TwoLoops 
Michael Enciso 

Isobel Nicholson 
Spinorhelicity and exact solutions of the Einstein equations 
Mariana Carrillo Gonzalez 

Sebastian Mizera 
Unifying Tree SuperAmplitudes in 6D: Branes, SYM, and SUGRA 
Matthew Heydeman 
Unifying Tree SuperAmplitudes in 6D: Branes, SYM, and SUGRA 
Alfredo Guevara 
Unifying Tree SuperAmplitudes in 6D: Branes, SYM, and SUGRA 
Stefan Nekovar 

Callum Jones 
Subtracted Onshell Recursion and Partially Broken Supersymmetry 
Zhewei Yin 

Shruti Paranjape 

James Bonifacio 

Marios Hadjiantonis 
Recursion relations for effective field theories of Goldstone modes 
Christian BroennumHansen 

Herschel A. Chawdhry 

Taushif Ahmed 

Vasily Sotnikov 
Benchmarking planar fiveparton twoloop QCD amplitudes with numerical unitarity 
Joe Farrow 
treeamps4dJAF: A Mathematica package for solving the scattering equations 
Nat Levine 

Pranjal Nayak 
Amplitudes and hidden symmetries in N=2 ChernSimons Matter theory 
Sangmin Choi 
BMS Supertranslation Symmetry Implies FaddeevKulish Amplitude 
Michal Pazderka 

Vsevolod Chestnov 

Sourav Raha 

Haoyu Sun 

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 
ArkaniHamed 
Nima 
IAS 
Ballin 
Andrew 
UC Davis 
Bern 
Zvi 
UCLA 
Bonifacio 
James 
Case Western 
Bourjaily 
Jacob 
Niels Bohr Institute 
BrønnumHansen 
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 
JungWook 
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 
ParraMartinez 
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 
HaoLan 
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 