July 15, 2018 to August 3, 2018
Europe/Berlin timezone

The Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics will host a summer school for Ph.D. students in theoretical physics. Attendance will be limited to 50 students, who will be hosted at the Erbacher Hof in downtown Mainz. The theme for the third summer school is "Towards the Next Quantum Field Theory of Nature" which spans a broad scope of open questions in high energy physics and the theoretical tools needed for progress.  Lecture topics will range from supersymmetric field theories and the naturalness problem to effective field theories and precision QCD, and from gravitational waves and early universe phase transitions to the Standard Model and Higgs physics.

The lecture schedule will be complemented by discussion sessions, tutorials, and social activities to encourage networking and a vivid exchange of ideas. Applicants should be in the later stages of their Ph.D. career and are expected to commit to the full three week program.

Lecturers and lecture series titles:

Thomas Becher (Bern) - Effective Field Theories
Monika Blanke (Karlsruhe Institute for Technology) - Flavor Physics
Radja Boughezal (Argonne/Northwestern U.) - Precision QCD
Nathaniel Craig (UC Santa Barbara) - Naturalness and Top-Down BSM
Valerie Domcke (DESY) - Gravitational Waves
Gia Dvali (MPI Munich/LMU Munich/NYU) - New Developments in QFTs
Rouven Essig (Stony Brook U.) - Physics of Dark Sectors
Tao Han (Pittsburgh) - Collider Physics
Michael Peskin (SLAC) - The Standard Model and Higgs Physics
Yael Shadmi (Technion) - Supersymmetric Field Theories
and a special lecture by
Henrik Johansson (Uppsala) - Color-Kinematics Duality and the Double Copy


Organized by Matthias Neubert (JGU Mainz), Stefan Weinzierl (JGU Mainz) [Equal opportunities officer] and Felix Yu (JGU Mainz).

MITP supports equal opportunities in science.