Conferences and workshops

Advances in QCD and Applications to Hadron Colliders Workshop

November 8-10, 2017 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
UCLA Physics & Astronomy Department

There have been exciting recent progress in the field of QCD, including: new understanding of factorization, resummation and power corrections that give insight into effective field theories; a new ability to compute NNLO and beyond perturbative corrections that allow precision jet phenomenology at the LHC and other future colliders; better organizing principles for computing multi-loop corrections; the development of new parton showers with higher-order matching; and, many other new advances. This workshop will bring together a small group of experts to allow for targeted discussions that identify possible future advances that merge these new ideas. The topics we plan to discuss include but are not limited to:

• Factorization in effective field theory, including the impact of Glauber logs and power corrections;
• Resummation-based subtraction techniques and their latest precision phenomenology results;
• Recent advances in parton shower Monte Carlos;
• New PDFs and the impact of resumation on improving their uncertainty;
• Combining QCD and electroweak effects in precision observables;
• Developments in calculating two-loop virtual corrections and beyond.

This is the second year for this workshop following a very successful "Advances in QCD and Applications to Hadron Colliders 2016 Workshop" held at Argonne National Laboratory October 26 - 28, 2016. This year the workshop will be co-sponsored by Mani L. Bhaumik Institute for Theoretical Physics at UCLA and Argonne National Laboratory. The workshop will be held at UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Organizers: Radja Boughezal (ANL), Fernando Febres Cordero (Freiburg), Zhongbo Kang (UCLA), Mao Zeng (UCLA).

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QCD Meets Gravity Workshop 2017

December 11-15, 2017
UCLA Physics & Astronomy Department

This is the third in a series of meetings for researchers interested in the remarkable correspondence between Yang-Mills theory and gravity, known as the double-copy construction. An early manifestation of this is the KLT relations.

The BCJ double-copy construction has greatly simplified multiloop perturbative computations in gravity theories, leading to new insight into the ultraviolet properties of gravity theories. Currently there an intense global research activity to understand the origin of the relation as well as to apply it to more general classical solutions in General Relativity. This meeting will bring together experts in both QCD and gravity (including supersymmetric extensions), and focus on the development of common methodologies for handling both theories.

Organizers: Zvi Bern (UCLA), Clifford Chueng (Caltech), Donal O'Connell (Edinburgh), Radu Roiban (Penn State), Jaroslav Trnka (UC Davis), Henrik Johansson (Uppsala).

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Activities in the Los Angeles area

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Bhaumik Lectures

Seminars and colloquia

Bhaumik Luncheon Seminar

Details for the Fall 2017 Bhaumik Luncheon Seminar will be announced by early October.

Other seminars

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Theoretical Elementary Particle (TEP) Physics seminars

Theory of Elementary Particles, Astroparticle Physics, and Phenomenology (TEPAPP) seminars

Weekly Bhaumik Institute tea

The Bhaumik Institute hosts a weekly tea on the 4th floor bridge between PAB and Knudsen most Tuesdays from 3:30PM to 4:00PM. On some weeks a Bhaumik seminar or other Institute event will follow. Everyone in the Department is invited. Faculty, postdocs and graduate students in all areas of theoretical physics are especially encouraged to attend.