Amplitudes 2012  · 

Amplitudes 2012

During the last few years the analytic study of scattering amplitudes has flourished due to a vivid interaction between high energy physics, mathematics and string theory. The purpose of the workshop was to bring together leading experts working on novel methods for scattering amplitudes in perturbative gauge and gravity theories, reaching from formal developments to phenomenological applications. Progress was reviewed and promising developments were discussed in this highly energetic field. Hopefully, further development was inspired. The topics discussed included, but were not limited to:

* Integrals and integrands of perturbative quantum field theories at high loop orders
* Strong coupling analysis using gauge/gravity dualities
* Scattering amplitudes in (super)gravity and their ultra-violet behaviour
* Further analytic S-matrix inspired developments

Where possible, the talks of the speakers have been placed online.

Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS Princeton), Niklas Beisert (ETH Zürich), Zvi Bern(UCLA),
Johannes Broedel (Stanford), Francis Brown(CNRS-IMJ Paris), Freddy Cachazo(Perimeter Inst.),
Lance Dixon (SLAC), James Drummond (LAPTH Annecy), Claude Duhr (ETH Zürich),
Song He (AEI Potsdam), Tobias Huber (Siegen), Henrik Johansson (Saclay),
Gregory Korchemsky (CEA Saclay), David Kosower (IPhT Saclay), Lev Lipatov (St. Petersburg),
Donal O'Connell (Niels Bohr Institute), Giovanni Ossola (NYC Coll. Tech.), Suvrat Raju (HRI Allahabad),
David Skinner (Perimeter Inst.), Vladimir A. Smirnov (SINP Moscow), Marc Spradlin (Brown Univ.),
Stephan Stieberger (LMU Munich), Gabriele Travaglini (Queen Mary), Jaroslav Trnka (IAS),
Pedro Vieira (Perimeter Inst.)

Organizing Committee:
Rutger H. Boels (chair, Hamburg), Gudrun Heinrich (MPI Munich), Johannes Henn (IAS Princeton), Pierpaolo Mastrolia (MPI Munich), Jan Plefka (HU Berlin), Volker Schomerus (DESY)

The picture of the basket tree by Axel Erlandson in the logo appears courtesy of Richard Reames, see

This workshop is made possible by the support of the following:

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation >>> Max-Planck-Gesellschaft >>> DESY >>> PIER >>> Uni Hamburg >>>