The LMS-EPSRC Durham Research Symposia began in 1974, and form an established series of international research meetings, with over 90 symposia to date. They provide an excellent opportunity to explore an area of research in depth, to learn of new developments, and to instigate links between different branches. The format is designed to allow substantial time for interaction and research. The meetings are held in July and August, usually lasting for 10 days, with up to 70 participants, roughly half of whom will come from the UK. Lectures and seminars take place in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Durham University.
Jacob Bourjaily: The On-Shell Analytic S-Matrix
Johannes Henn: Introductory lectures on amplitudes, Wilson loops and symmetries
Gregory Korchemsky: Correlators and integrability
Cristian Vergu: Multiple polylogarithms/symbols and physical applications
Jianqiang Zhao: Multiple Polylogarithms, Multiple Harmonic Sums and Multiple Zeta Values
Over the last decade, there have been numerous interactions between Number Theory and Particle Physics, often involving polylogarithms and associated structures. The first week of the symposium will consist of a four-day school covering the following topics: Introductory lectures on amplitudes, Wilson loops and symmetries; Symbols/mixed Hodge structures; multiple polylogarithms/symbols and physical applications; Grassmannian approach to amplitudes; correlators and integrability. In the second week there will be a workshop with leading researchers on both the Physics and Number Theory side. The scientific goals of the workshop include: to review recent progress, highlight the remarkable connections between Number Theory and Particle Physics, stimulate interaction and collaboration among participants, and inspire further outstanding developments in the field.
Accommodation for participants will be in a Durham College. Guest rooms offer en-suite and internet facilities. Attendance is by invitation only and fees for self-supporting participants are payable by cash, credit card, sterling cheques or sterling travellers cheques at registration.