MITP Summer School 2018: Towards the Next Quantum Field Theory of Nature

from to (Europe/Berlin)
at Mainz
Description

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

Material:
Go to day
  • Sunday, 15 July 2018
    • 17:00 - 19:00 Registration
    • 18:00 - 19:00 Reception
  • Monday, 16 July 2018
  • Tuesday, 17 July 2018
  • Wednesday, 18 July 2018
  • Thursday, 19 July 2018
  • Friday, 20 July 2018
    • 09:00 - 10:30 Standard Model, Michael Peskin: 4/4
      Material: Lecture 1 pdf file Lecture 2 pdf file Lecture 3 pdf file Lecture 4 pdf file
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee and tea
    • 11:00 - 12:30 Naturalness, Nathaniel Craig: 4/4
      Convener: Prof. Nathaniel Craig (UC Santa Barbara)
      Material: Lecture 1 pdf file Lecture 2 pdf file Lecture 3 pdf file Lecture 4 pdf file
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch, coffee and tea
    • 14:00 - 15:30 Student talks
      Conveners: Sebastian Jaskiewicz, Evgenij Pascual
      • 14:00 Dark glueballs and their ultralight axions 20'
        Speaker: Gustavo Salinas de Souza
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 14:20 Precision QCD calculations and geometry 20'
        Speaker: Evgenij Pascual
        Material: Notes pdf file
      • 14:40 General treatment of the monopole production cross sections by Drell-Yan and Photon Fusion for Three Spin Models 20'
        Speaker: Stephanie Baines
      • 15:00 An Introduction to Optical Doping and Improved Carrier Lifetime in Graphene 20'
        Speaker: Samuel Lane
        Material: Slides pdf file
  • Sunday, 22 July 2018
    • 09:45 - 15:45 Excursion: Climbing park Neroberg
      Depart from Erbacher Hof lobby at 9:45 am.
      Finish at Kletterwald Wiesbaden at around 2:30 pm.
  • Monday, 23 July 2018
  • Tuesday, 24 July 2018
  • Wednesday, 25 July 2018
    • 09:00 - 10:30 SUSY Field Theory, Yael Shadmi: 2/4
      Material: SUSY HW 1 pdf file SUSY HW 2 pdf file
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee and tea
    • 11:00 - 12:30 Flavor Physics, Monika Blanke: 3/4
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch, coffee and tea
    • 14:00 - 15:30 Student talks
      Conveners: Sebastian Jaskiewicz, Evgenij Pascual
      • 14:00 IR divergences in massless QED 20'
        Speaker: Hólmfríður Hannesdóttir
      • 14:20 Lattice QCD - A short introduction 20'
        Speaker: Nikolai Husung
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 14:40 Soft collinear effective theory at next-to-leading power 20'
        Speaker: Sebastian Jaskiewicz
      • 15:00 Black Hole Genesis of Dark Matter 20'
        Speaker: Hannah Tillim
    • 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee and tea
  • Thursday, 26 July 2018
  • Friday, 27 July 2018
    • 09:00 - 10:30 SUSY Field Theory, Yael Shadmi: 4/4
      Material: SUSY HW 1 pdf file SUSY HW 2 pdf file
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee and tea
    • 11:00 - 12:30 Flavor Physics, Monika Blanke: 4/4
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch, coffee and tea
    • 14:00 - 15:30 EFTs, Thomas Becher: 4/4
      Material: Lecture 1 pdf file Lecture 2 pdf file Lecture 2 Supplement pdf file Lecture 3 pdf file Lecture 4 pdf file Outline pdf file
    • 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee and tea
    • 16:00 - 17:30 Student talks
      Conveners: Sebastian Jaskiewicz, Evgenij Pascual
      • 16:00 SUSY Observables in an A(4) x SU(5) model 20'
        Speaker: Jordan Bernigaud
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 16:20 Leptophilic DM from Gauged Lepton Number: Phenomenology and GW Signatures 20'
        Speaker: Eric Madge
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 16:40 Charmonium Contribution to B to X_s l+ l- 20'
        Speaker: Jack Jenkins
        Material: Slides pdf file
  • Saturday, 28 July 2018
    • 10:00 - 15:00 Nierstein vineyard tour and wine tasting
      Meet at 10:40 am at Mainz Hbf (main train station).  Return at approximately 3:00 pm.
  • Sunday, 29 July 2018
    • 09:00 - 17:00 Rhein valley hiking
      Meet at 9:40 am at Mainz Hbf (main train station).  Return at about 5-6 pm.
  • Monday, 30 July 2018
    • 09:00 - 21:00 Campus visit
    • 09:30 - 10:30 Walking to JGU Mainz: Depart Erbacher Hof lobby at 9:30 am
    • 10:30 - 10:35 Welcome and Introduction to MITP: Matthias Neubert
    • 10:35 - 11:15 MAMI/MESA Physics: Florian Hug
    • 11:15 - 12:15 MAMI tour
    • 12:15 - 13:15 Lunch (on your own)
    • 13:15 - 14:00 Coffee and tea at MITP
    • 14:00 - 15:30 Precision QCD, Radja Boughezal: 1/4
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee and tea
    • 16:00 - 17:30 Double-Copy, Henrik Johansson
    • 18:00 - 21:00 BBQ dinner
  • Tuesday, 31 July 2018
    • 09:00 - 10:30 QFTs, Gia Dvali: 1/4
      Material: arXiv Reference link
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee and tea
    • 11:00 - 12:30 Precision QCD, Radja Boughezal: 2/4
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch, coffee and tea
    • 14:00 - 15:30 GWs, Valerie Domcke: 1/4
    • 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee and tea
    • 16:00 - 17:30 Precision QCD, Radja Boughezal: 3/4
      Material: Slides pdf file
  • Wednesday, 1 August 2018
    • 09:00 - 10:30 Precision QCD, Radja Boughezal: 4/4
      Material: Slides pdf file
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee and tea
    • 11:00 - 12:30 QFTs, Gia Dvali: 2/4
      Material: arXiv Reference link
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch, coffee and tea
    • 14:00 - 15:30 GWs, Valerie Domcke: 2/4
    • 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee and tea
    • 16:00 - 17:30 Student talks
      Conveners: Sebastian Jaskiewicz, Evgenij Pascual
      • 16:00 Non-global logarithms in jet and isolation cone cross sections 20'
        Speaker: Marcel Balsiger
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 16:20 Superfluid dark matter 20'
        Speaker: Anushrut Sharma
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 16:40 Analytical Rational Coefficients for One Loop Standard Model Scattering Amplitudes 20'
        Speaker: Giuseppe De Laurentis
        Material: Slides pdf file
  • Thursday, 2 August 2018
    • 09:00 - 10:30 GWs, Valerie Domcke: 3/4
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee and tea
    • 11:00 - 12:30 QFTs, Gia Dvali: 3/4
      Material: arXiv Reference link
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch, coffee and tea
    • 14:00 - 15:30 Discussion
    • 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee and tea
    • 16:00 - 17:30 Student talks
      Conveners: Sebastian Jaskiewicz, Evgenij Pascual
      • 16:00 SO(10) Non-SUSY Grand Unification 20'
        Speaker: Marcus Pernow
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 16:20 Diboson interference resurrection via subjets 20'
        Speaker: Rafael Aoude
        Material: Slides pdf file
  • Friday, 3 August 2018
    • 09:00 - 10:30 GWs, Valerie Domcke: 4/4
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee and tea
    • 11:00 - 12:30 QFTs, Gia Dvali: 4/4
      Material: arXiv Reference link
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch, coffee and tea