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Amplitudes Summer School

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Speaker: Nima Arkani-Hamed, Zvi Bern,Jacob Bourjaily, Claude Duhr, Song He, Eric D'Hoker, Yutin Huang, Various
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Location: 1147 MSB
Start time: Mon, Jun 11 2018, 9:00AM

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.

Registration deadline: April 1st, 2018. Limited to 60 participants. Student talks: Around 8 student participants will be selected to give a talk. They will be notified after the deadline, and they will also get a housing support. Questions: Email Jaroslav Trnka at