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.