Scattering amplitudes have played a central role in quantum field theory since its inception. Recent years have seen a remarkable advance in our understanding and in our ability to compute scattering amplitudes, both for theoretical and phenomenological purposes. At the peak of the Nordic summer, Nordita and Stockholm will serve as hosts for the international conference Amplitudes 2016. The conference is devoted to exciting developments in the field of scattering amplitudes and related subjects. This includes, but is not limited to: amplitudes in gauge, gravity, and string theories, AdS/CFT and integrability, integrand structure of SYM and supergravity, IR and UV behavior, mathematics of polylogarithms and integrals, Grassmannians and twistor string approaches, symmetries and soft theorems, and connections to LHC phenomenology.
Videos from the talks (on Youtube).
Poster contributions (pdf files).
Scientific Advisory Committee
- Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS Princeton)
- Niklas Beisert (ETH Zürich)
- Zvi Bern (UCLA)
- Ruth Britto (Trinity College Dublin & IPhT/CEA Saclay)
- Henriette Elvang (University of Michigan)
- Gabriele Travaglini (Queen Mary U. of London)
The conference talks are located to the F2 lecture hall on the KTH campus, 15 min walk from Nordita, in the northern part of central Stockholm.
- Reception at Berns Salonger on Monday July 4, 7pm.
- Conference dinner at Fotografiska on Wednesday July 6, 7pm. [How to get to Fotografiska.]
- Suggestions for the free afternoon on Wednesday
Design: Josh Nohle and Hans Mühlen
The conference is supported through funding from Nordita, Uppsala University, Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and the Wenner-Gren Foundations.
Amplitudes 2016 at Nordita is part of a conference series that begun in 2009. Previous and upcoming conferences are:
- 2009: IPPP Durham
- 2010: Queen Mary University of London
- 2011: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- 2012: DESY Hamburg
- 2013: Ringberg Castle
- 2014: IPhT Saclay
- 2015: ETH Zürich
- 2017: University of Edinburgh
- 2018: SLAC/Stanford