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.
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 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).
Speaker | Topic | Materials | Videos |
Nima Arkani-Hamed | 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 All-day-marathon Colloquium on Future of Particle Physics | |
Zvi Bern | Color-kinematics duality | Lecture notes | Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 |
Jacob Bourjaily | Vernacular of the S-Matrix | 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 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.
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:
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 |