All Upcoming Events

On Thursday, January 15, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
Simone Marzani (MIT)
Jet substructure: a QCD viewpoint
Further information: arXiv:1311.6514
On Thursday, January 22, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
James Edwards (CPT Durham)
Delta-function interactions for the bosonic & spinning strings: the generation of Abelian gauge theory
Further information: arXiv:1410.3288
On Friday, January 23, at 14:00 in Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Theoretical Physics Colloquia series:
Nils Andersson (Southampton)
Neutron stars as extreme physics laboratories
On Monday, January 26, at 14:15 in L5, a seminar in the Geometry and Analysis series:
Frederik Witt (Münster)
Ends of the moduli space of Higgs bundles
Further information: Hitchin's existence theorem asserts that a stable Higgs bundle of rank two carries a unitary connection satisfying Hitchin's self-duality equation. In this talk we discuss a new proof, via gluing methods, for elements in the ends of the Higgs bundle moduli space and identify a dense open subset of the boundary of the compactification of this moduli space.  
On Thursday, January 29, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
Sandeepan Gupta (Weizmann Institute)
Beyond the Standard Model: The complete set of predictions from the dim-6 BSM Lagrangian
Further information: arXiv:1405.0181
On Friday, January 30, at 16:15 in Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, a seminar in the Colloquia series:
Professor Chris Lintott (Department of Physics, University of Oxford)
Science with a Crowd: The Zooniverse from Galaxy Zoo to LSST
On Monday, February 2, at 14:15 in L5, a seminar in the Geometry and Analysis series:
Weiyi Zhang (Warwick)
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On Friday, February 6, at 14:00 in Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Theoretical Physics Colloquia series:
Michelangelo Mangano (CERN)
Challenges and future scenarios for High Energy Physics
On Friday, February 6, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
Volodya Braun (Universitaet Regensburg)
Uses of conformal symmetry in QCD
On Friday, February 6, at 16:15 in Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, a seminar in the Colloquia series:
Professor Immanuel Bloch (Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics)
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On Monday, February 9, at 14:15 in L5, a seminar in the Geometry and Analysis series:
David Baraglia (Adelaide)
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On Thursday, February 12, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
Cliff Burgess (PI Waterloo)
Open EFTs
Further information: arXiv:1408.5002
On Friday, February 13, at 16:15 in Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, a seminar in the Colloquia series:
Professor Daniela Bortoletto (Department of Physics, University of Oxford)
Re the LHC and Future Plans: exact title tbc
On Monday, February 16, at 14:15 in L5, a seminar in the Geometry and Analysis series:
Gil Cavalcanti (Utrecht)
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On Thursday, February 19, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
Jonas Lindert (University of Zurich)
Next-to-leading-order electroweak & QCD corrections with OpenLoop
On Friday, February 20, at 14:00 in Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Theoretical Physics Colloquia series:
Marc Barthelemy (CEA-IPhT)
Urban systems: a physicist's perspective
On Friday, February 20, at 16:15 in Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, a seminar in the Colloquia series:
Professor Jo Dunkley (Department of PHysics, University of Oxforh)
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On Monday, February 23, at 14:15 in L5, a seminar in the Geometry and Analysis series:
Nigel Hitchin (Oxford)
Folded hyperkähler manifolds
Further information: The lecture will introduce the notion of a folded 4-dimensional hyperkähler manifold, give examples and prove a local existence theorem from boundary data using twistor methods, following an idea of Biquard.  
On Thursday, February 26, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
Dominik Stoeckinger (TU Dresden)
g-2 of the muon
Further information: http://iktp.tu-dresden.de/index.php?id=mitarbeiter&tx_iktpmemberview_pi1[memId]=93
On Friday, February 27, at 16:15 in Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, a seminar in the Colloquia series:
Professor Bernhard Keimer (Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research)
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On Friday, February 27, at 16:30 in L1, a seminar in the Math Colloquium series:
Martin Hairer (University of Warwick)
Taming infinities
Further information: Some physical and mathematical theories have the unfortunate feature that if one takes them at face value, many quantities of interest appear to be infinite! Various techniques, usually going under the common name of “renormalisation” have been developed over the years to address this, allowing mathematicians and physicists to tame these infinities. We will tip our toes into some of the mathematical aspects of these techniques and we will see how they have recently been used to make precise analytical statements about the solutions of some equations whose meaning was not even clear until recently.
On Monday, March 2, at 12:00 in L3, a seminar in the Geometry and Analysis series:
James Sparks (Oxford)
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On Thursday, March 5, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
Valya Khoze (IPPP Durham)
Scale of new physics from multi-H,W
Further information: arXiv:1411.5633
On Friday, March 6, at 14:00 in Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Theoretical Physics Colloquia series:
Charles Marcus (Niels Bohr Inst)
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On Friday, March 6, at 16:15 in Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, a seminar in the Colloquia series:
Professor Robert Fosbury (European Southern Observatory)
Colours from Earth: preparing for exo-earth characterisation
On Friday, March 6, at 16:30 in L1, a seminar in the Math Colloquium series:
Prof. Yuri Manin (Max Planck Institute and Northwestern University)
Big Bang, Blow Up, and Modular Curves: Algebraic Geometry in Cosmology
Further information: Based upon our joint work with M. Marcolli, I will introduce some algebraic geometric models in cosmology related to the 'boundaries' of space-time: Big Bang, Mixmaster Universe, and Roger Penrose's crossovers between aeons. We suggest to model the kinematics of Big Bang using the algebraic geometric (or analytic) blow up of a point $x$. This creates a boundary  which consists of the projective space of tangent directions to $x$ and possibly of the light cone of $x$. We argue that time on the boundary undergoes the Wick rotation and becomes purely imaginary. The Mixmaster (Bianchi IX) model of the early history of the universe is neatly explained in this picture by postulating that the reverse Wick rotation follows a hyperbolic geodesic connecting imaginary time axis to the real one. Roger Penrose's idea to see the Big Bang as a sign of crossover from 'the end of the previous aeon' of the expanding and cooling Universe to the 'beginning of the next aeon' is interpreted as an identification of a natural boundary of Minkowski space at infinity with the Bing Bang boundary.
On Thursday, March 12, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
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On Friday, March 13, at 16:30 in L1, a seminar in the Math Colloquium series:
Professor Jorge Nocedal (Northwestern University)
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On Friday, May 15, at 14:00 in Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Theoretical Physics Colloquia series:
Pasquale Blasi (Acietri)
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On Friday, May 29, at 14:00 in Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Theoretical Physics Colloquia series:
Marc Mezard (ENS, Paris)
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