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Recent Developments in Scattering Amplitudes

NOV 05, 2021 | 11:00 AM TO 3:00 PM



The Graduate Center
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November 05, 2021: 11:00 AM-3:00 PM




Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences


This event is online and aimed at the scientific community. Please register here to attend via Zoom.

Scattering amplitudes provide a time-honored probe of the mathematical and physical content of quantum field theory. Recent years have seen dramatic developments in this area. Fundamental principles of causality and unitarity lead to new consistency conditions, while novel considerations have enabled perturbative calculations to be carried out to loop orders that were previously intractable. Through this work new mathematical structures have begun to emerge, such as the central role played by positive geometry. This workshop will review these recent developments and point ways toward future advances.

10:00 - 11:30 AM
Jaroslav Trnka
University of California, Davis | speaker

12:00 - 1:30 PM
Lance Dixon
SLAC, Stanford University | speaker

2:00 - 3:30 PM
Nima Arkani-Hamed
Institute for Advanced Study | speaker

Daniel Kabat, Lehman College and The Graduate Center, CUNY
Sebastian Franco, City College and The Graduate Center, CUNY
Vladimir Rosenhaus, The Graduate Center, CUNY 

**This symposium is accompanied by a tutorial for students (in two parts) on Wed 3 Nov @ 1PM and Wed 10 Nov @ 2PM. Tutorials will be led by Georgios Goulas, a CUNY doctoral student in Physics with support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

For Zoom registration and more information about tutorials at ITS this semester, please visit the Fall 2021 Tutorials page.