Daniel Litim

Chair, NExT@SEPnet

Department of Physics and Astronomy

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9QH, UK

+44 1273 877 455 (phone)

+44 1273 873 124 (fax)

+44 1273 678 557 (secretary)

d.litim"at"sussex.ac.uk (e-mail)

d.f.litim (skype)

Generalities

The 2016 edition of the Schladming
Winter School in Theoretical Physics will
be on new trends and open challenges in the understanding of the microcosm. With the discovery of a Standard Model-like scalar boson at the LHC and no further clear-cut observation of new phenomena at the electroweak scale the quest for a natural description of the microcosm has become even more pressing. Evaluating new theoretical frameworks which UV-complete the Standard Model or benchmark models beyond the SM, fascinates physicists across the various communities including those working on model building, particle phenomenology, quantum gravity, cosmology and formal theory. Key speakers will deliver a series of lectures (typically 2-4 hours each). Additional seminars related to the topics of the School by selected participants and a poster session add to the vibrancy of the event. |
Lectures (Imperial College) Astrid Eichhorn Asymptotic SafetyPetr Horava (UC Berkeley) Gravity
and the QuantumHugh Osborn (U Cambridge) Advances
in Quantum Field TheoryTilman Plehn (U Heidelberg) Collider
Physics: Modern Tools and TechniquesVeronica Sanz (U Sussex) Models
for the LHC and BeyondMartin Schmaltz (Boston U) Fundamental
Theory Beyond the Standard ModelMikhail Shaposhnikov (EPF Lausanne) Particle Physics and Cosmology
Please access http://physik.uni-graz.at/schladming2016/
if you wish to participate, |

workshop

With
the discovery of a SM-like scalar boson at the LHC and no further
clear-cut observation of new phenomena at the electroweak scale
the quest for a natural description of the microcosm becomes even
more pressing. Shaping new theoretical frameworks which
UV-complete the SM or benchmark BSM models fascinates physicists
across the various communities including those of model building,
particle phenomenology, quantum gravity, cosmology and formal
theory.

Recent advances have taken place in several directions, for example in the area of scale invariance including models of interacting UV fixed points with or without quantized gravity, models with other modifications of the short-distance behaviour, portals and simplified models providing frameworks for phenomenological tests connecting field-theoretical ideas with particle physics experiment, and so forth. This informal 3-day workshop aims to bring together practitioners/thinkers actively working in these areas to pool and exchange ideas concerning UV physics, and to explore future avenues and experimental opportunities.

Recent advances have taken place in several directions, for example in the area of scale invariance including models of interacting UV fixed points with or without quantized gravity, models with other modifications of the short-distance behaviour, portals and simplified models providing frameworks for phenomenological tests connecting field-theoretical ideas with particle physics experiment, and so forth. This informal 3-day workshop aims to bring together practitioners/thinkers actively working in these areas to pool and exchange ideas concerning UV physics, and to explore future avenues and experimental opportunities.

ASmeetsPP 2015

Asymptotic
safety meets particle physics

Sussex, 16-18 Jun 2015

Sussex, 16-18 Jun 2015

UK-QFT 2015

Non-perturbative
quantum field theory and quantum gravity

Imperial College, 30 March 2015

The workshop brings together early career researchers and senior

scientists to discuss results, perspectives, and novel trends in

quantum field theory and quantum gravity.

Imperial College, 30 March 2015

The workshop brings together early career researchers and senior

scientists to discuss results, perspectives, and novel trends in

quantum field theory and quantum gravity.

NExT Meeting at Sussex 2014

The NExT Institute is a joint initiative of Queen Mary and Westfield University London, Royal Holloway University London, Rutherford Lab Oxford, U Southampton and U Sussex to promote the phenomenology of particle physics at the interface between theory and experiment.

ASmeetsPP 2014

UK-QFT 2013

Asymptotic Safety 2013

NExT Meeting at Sussex 2012

The NExT Institute is a joint initiative of Queen Mary and Westfield University London, Royal Holloway University London, Rutherford Lab Oxford, U Southampton and U Sussex to promote the phenomenology of particle physics at the interface between theory and experiment.

Graduate Lectures 2011

Graduate Lectures 2011

Renormalisation group and gravitation

presented at the

49. Internationale Universitätswochen für Theoretische Physik:

Physics at all scales: the renormalisation group

Schladming,
Feb 26 - Mar 5, 2011

iNExT Meeting at Sussex 2010

23-24,
September 2010, University of Sussex

The workshop will gather international research leaders
together with postgraduates and early career researchers from
the UK and beyond, to discuss recent advances and prospects
for fundamental particle physics, including electroweak
symmetry breaking, dark matter, flavour, neutrino and
astroparticle physics.

The NExT Institute is a joint initiative of Royal Holloway University London, Rutherford Lab Oxford, U Southampton and U Sussex to promote the phenomenology of particle physics at the interface between theory and experiment.

Graduate Lectures 2010

Graduate Lectures 2009

Non-perturbative gravity and the renormalisation group

presented at the

49th Cracow School of Theoretical Physics,

"Non-perturbative Gravity and Quantum Chromodynamics", Zakopane, Poland

Zakopane,
May 31 - Jun 10, 2009

First NExT Meeting at Sussex 2009

Towards the NExT Standard Model

Friday, April 3, 2009, University of Sussex

The NExT
Institute is a joint initiative of Royal
Holloway University London, Rutherford Lab
Oxford, U Southampton and U Sussex to promote
the phenomenology of particle physics at the
interface between theory and experiment.

Graduate Lectures 2009

News from Quantum Gravity

presented at the

XXII Heidelberg Graduate Days of Fundamental Physics, 2009

Mar 23 -
27, 2009

Workshop 2008

First
International Workshop on

Continuum and Lattice Approaches to Quantum Gravity

at the University of Sussex (17-19 Sep 2008)

Continuum and Lattice Approaches to Quantum Gravity

at the University of Sussex (17-19 Sep 2008)

The recent years have
seen substantial progress in the understanding of quantum
gravity as a local quantum theory of the metric field,
despite its perturbative non-renormalisability. Interesting
results have been achieved recently, based on
non-perturbative renormalisation group techniques in the
continuum, numerical simulations on the lattice, and new
ideas within perturbation theory. This workshop will gather
the leading scientists in these fields to share their
expertise, evaluate results and phenomenological
implications, and stimulate further studies relating these
approaches and neighbouring ones.

Graduate School 2008

School on Non-Perturbative Methods
in Quantum Field Theory:

From Quantum Chromodynamics to Quantum Gravitation

at the University of Sussex (15-16 Sep 2008)

From Quantum Chromodynamics to Quantum Gravitation

at the University of Sussex (15-16 Sep 2008)

Many of the
fascinating and challenging problems in high energy and
particle physics involve phenomena at strong coupling.
Understanding the underlying physics often requires
non-perturbative methods ranging from renormalisation group
approaches in the continuum to numerical simulations on the
lattice. Therefore, the University of Sussex invites
advanced PhD students and junior postdocs to attend a 2-day
school on non-perturbative methods in quantum field theory.
This will also enable the school participants to attend, and
maximally benefit from, the subsequent workshop on Continuum
and Lattice Approaches to Quantum Gravity (see above).

Positions

Lecture course 2008

Renormalisation Group and Quantum Field Theory

on Wednesdays 2pm during summer term 2008. For an outline, literature and venue information see here.

Media
coverage 2008

Headline news
report at Physicsworld.com
on

Sussex/Edinburgh publication ( PRL): Testing Quantum Gravity at the LHC

Sussex/Edinburgh publication ( PRL): Testing Quantum Gravity at the LHC

Winterschool 2008

Functional Renormalisation Group - Theory and Applications

presented at the

Postgraduate AIO/OIO School 2008 (Jan 28 - Feb 08, 2008)

on Theoretical High Energy Physics

Workshop 2007

Renormalisation Group and Effective Field Theories (EFT 07)

Sussex U and Durham IPPP Workshop (27 - 29 Sep 2007)

Organisers: P. Ball and D. Litim

The
last couple of years has seen numerous applications of
RG techniques and effective theories even across the
more standard boundaries of research areas. Topics
recently covered include the physics of strongly coupled
QCD and low energy models thereof, fermionic theories
and cold atoms, the physics of BEC, non-relativistic
systems, nuclear physics, gravity and even dynamical
phenomena. The workshop aims at bringing together
groups which actively work in these areas in order to
exchange ideas/techniques, evaluate common denominators,
generate interactions, and to identify interesting
future directions. The schedule will also allow for open
discussions amongst participants.

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