Jul 12 – 30, 2021
Europe/Berlin timezone

The Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics will host a 2021 online 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 school is aimed at advanced graduate students in theoretical high energy physics around the world, who are in the research stages of their graduate careers.

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 60 students. Applicants should be in the later stages of their Ph.D. career and are expected to commit to the full three week program.


Henriette Elvang (University of Michigan) "Basics of Scattering Amplitudes"

Alexander Huss (CERN) "Jet Physics"

Ira Rothstein (Carnegie Mellon University) "Effective Field Theories"

Claude Duhr (University of Bonn) "Polylogs, Elliptic Polylogs etc."

Jacob Bourjaily (Penn State University) "Geometry of Amplitudes"

Donal O’Connell (University of Edinburgh) "Double Copy"

Erik Panzer (All Souls College Oxford) "Mathematical Concepts"

Ruth Britto (Trinity College Dublin) "The Coaction"

Lance Dixon (SLAC) "Bootstrap"

Yvonne Geyer (Chulalongkorn University Bangkok) "Amplitudes from the Nodal Riemann Sphere"

Oliver Schlotterer (Uppsala University) "String Amplitudes"


Organized by Christian Bogner (JGU Mainz), Camila S. Machado (DESY), Maximilian Stahlhofen (U Freiburg), Zoltán Szőr (JGU Mainz) and Stefan Weinzierl (JGU Mainz).

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