The Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics will host a 2020 summer school for Ph.D. students in theoretical physics, the fifth of an annual series. The main theme of the school is "Scattering Amplitudes", ranging from recent new formal developments to precision calculations. Topics include lectures on the geometry of scattering amplitudes, on mathematical functions associated to loop amplitudes, on phenomenological applications in jet physics and on applications in perturbative gravity. The aim of the school is thus to provide a concise overview of the most important theory tools to carry out innovative research in the field of scattering amplitudes.
The lecture schedule will be complemented by discussion sessions, tutorials, and social activities to encourage networking and a vivid exchange of ideas. Attendance is limited to 50 students, who will be staying at the Erbacher Hof in downtown Mainz. Applicants should be in the later stages of their Ph.D. career and are expected to commit to the full three week program.
Matthew Schwartz (Harvard) "Scattering Amplitudes from the Textbook"
Aude Gehrmann-de Ridder (ETH Zurich) "Jet Physics"
Ira Rothstein (Carnegie Mellon University) "Effective Field Theories"
Claude Duhr (CERN) "Polylogs, Elliptic Polylogs etc."
Jacob Bourjaily (Penn State University) "Geometry of Amplitudes"
Donal O’Connell (University of Edinburgh) "Double Copy"
Germano Nardini (University of Stavanger) "Gravitational Waves"
Erik Panzer (All Souls College Oxford) "Mathematical Concepts"
Ruth Britto (Trinity College Dublin) "The Coaction"
Lance Dixon (SLAC) "Bootstrap"
Yvonne Geyer (IAS Princeton) "Amplitudes from the Nodal Riemann Sphere"
Oliver Schlotterer (Uppsala University) "String Amplitudes"