Breakthroughs in Quantum Field Theory and Gravity: an Afternoon with Bern, Dixon and Kosower

Date: November 7, 2019

Time: 14.00 - 17.45

Location: Room PP1, People's Palace, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

Over the years, Zvi Bern (UCLA), Lance Dixon (SLAC) and David Kosower (CEA-Saclay) have made seminal contributions to the calculation of scattering amplitudes in Quantum Chromodynamics (the theory of strong interactions) and gravity. Their work has led to both a deeper understanding of Quantum Field Theory and powerful new tools for computing processes relevant for particle physics experiments, such as the Large Hadron Collider,  as well as for gravitational wave experiments such as LIGO.

Programme

14.00: Introduction (Professor Yang Hao, Dean for Research, Science and Engineering, QMUL)

14.05: Gravity as a double copy of gauge theory and its applications, Zvi Bern (UCLA) Download the slides

15.05: The road from 2 to 7 loop amplitudes in planar N=4 super-Yang-Mills theory, Lance Dixon (SLAC) Download the slides

16.05: Coffee break

16.45: Amplitudes in search of gravitational waves, David Kosower (CEA-Saclay) Download the slides

17.45: Close of event

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