Higgs Centre colloquia archive

Past Higgs Centre colloquia are listed below. Past events of other types can be found via our Events archive page.

The special  R   label denotes that additional resources (e.g. slides) are available for this event.

Date Title Speaker(s)
2020
07 Aug 2020 High-Energy Quantum Physics with Extremely Intense Laser Pulses R Additional Resources are available for this event
  • Christoph Keitel (Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics)
31 Jul 2020 The Anomalous Magnetic Moment of the Muon R Additional Resources are available for this event
  • Aida X. El-Khadra (University of Illinois)
10 Jul 2020 Deep learning and proteins R Additional Resources are available for this event
  • Lucy Colwell (University of Colwell)
03 Jul 2020 Geometric modelling of tangled structures R Additional Resources are available for this event
  • Myfanwy Evans (University of Potsdam)
26 Jun 2020 Bootstrapping Cosmological Correlations R Additional Resources are available for this event
  • Daniel Baumann (University of Amsterdam)
12 Jun 2020 From random walks to colonoscopies: modelling how memory of the past affects future behaviour R Additional Resources are available for this event
  • Rosemary Harris (Queen Mary University of London)
05 Jun 2020 The First Stars, Black Holes, and Galaxies in the Universe R Additional Resources are available for this event
  • John Wise (Georgia Tech)
13 Mar 2020 Correlation functions in fully developed turbulence
  • Leonie Canet (University Grenoble Alpes)
28 Feb 2020 Physics Beyond Colliders
  • Joerg Jaeckel (Heidelberg University)
2019
29 Nov 2019 Nonequilibrium dynamics of quantum systems
  • Leticia Cugliandolo (Sorbonne University)
15 Nov 2019 Protoplanetary Discs
  • Cathie Clarke (University of Cambridge)
01 Nov 2019 A Quantum Universe Before the Big Bang(s)?
  • Gabriele Veneziano (College de France)
22 Oct 2019 The first image of a black hole
  • Luciano Rezzolla (Goethe University Frankfurt)
20 Sep 2019 Collective behavior in animal groups: a statistical physics perspective
  • Irene Giardina (Sapienza University of Rome)
26 Jul 2019 Time-Energy Uncertainty Relations for Driven Dynamics and Adiabatic Quantum Computation
  • Tien Kieu (Swinburne University of Technology)
26 Jun 2019 Fun with Path Integrals
  • Neil Turok (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)
03 May 2019 Active Matter and Sustainability: from Plankton to Traffic Flow
  • Stephan Herminghaus
02 May 2019 Black Holes, Quantum Gravity and Holography: a perspective from (2+1)-dim gravity
  • Alejandra Castro (University of Amsterdam)
19 Apr 2019 Clustering and Correlations in Fluctuating Environments
  • Mustansir Barma
29 Mar 2019 Variational Quantum Algorithms
  • Jose-Ignacio Latorre (Barcelona)
22 Mar 2019 The Limits of Cosmology
  • Joseph Silk (Oxford Physics)
15 Mar 2019 Testing General Relativity with Cosmological observations
  • Ruth Durrer
01 Mar 2019 Alternatives to GR
  • Claudia de Rham (Imperial College London)
15 Feb 2019 Tensor Network and Quantum Information Theory: Applications in Condensed Matter and High Energy Physics
  • Ignacio Cirac (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics)
08 Feb 2019 Causal Sets, Discrete Gravity
  • Fay Dowker (Imperial College London)
2018
23 Nov 2018 Modeling and observing cosmic reionization
  • Benedetta Ciardi (Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics)
09 Nov 2018 Particle Dark Matter: a Status
  • Julien Lavalle (Lab. Univers et Particules de Montpellier)
12 Oct 2018 From the origins of mass to the stability of ordinary matter: Higgs, Maxwell and quantum chromodynamics
  • Laurent Lellouch (CNRS and Aix-Marseille University)
05 Oct 2018 Singular elastic interfaces
  • Jacco Snoeijer (University of Twente)
28 Sep 2018 Alternatives to GR
  • Claudia de Rham (Imperial College London)
21 Sep 2018 The Amplitudes Frontier
  • David Kosower (CEA Saclay)
22 Jun 2018 The Cosmic Microwave Background
  • Martin White (Berkeley National Laboratory)
04 May 2018 Bacterial suspensions as model active matter systems
  • Hugues Chate (CEA-Saclay, Paris)
17 Apr 2018 Mechanisms of long-range gene control — hints of a role for phase transition
  • Wendy Bickmore (University of Edinburgh)
13 Apr 2018 Imaging fundamental processes. The story and stories of jets at accelerators.
  • George Sterman (Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics)
06 Apr 2018 Statistical Physics of Collective Motion
  • Hugues Chate (CEA-Saclay, Paris)
23 Mar 2018 The growth of black holes in galaxies
  • Marta Volonteri (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris)
16 Mar 2018 Causal Sets, Discrete Gravity
  • Fay Dowker (Imperial College London)
23 Feb 2018 Searching for New Physics with Kaons
  • Chris Sachrajda (University of Southampton)
09 Feb 2018 Dense active matter: topology in biology
  • Julia Yeomans (University of Edinburgh)
02 Feb 2018 Beyond the Standard Model Phenomenology
  • Matthew McCullough (CERN)
19 Jan 2018 Probing fundamental physics with the evolved Universe
  • Adi Nusser (Technion)
2017
08 Dec 2017 Theoretical and Phenomenological Aspects of Top Quark Physics
  • Michael Czakon (RWTH Aachen)
01 Dec 2017 Viral electrostatics
  • Rudolf Podgornik (Jožef Stefan Institute)
17 Nov 2017 Probing fundamental physics with the evolved Universe
  • Adi Nusser (Technion)
10 Nov 2017 The Universe as a hologram
  • Dario Martelli (King's College London)
27 Oct 2017 News of the Standard Model Effective Field Theory: theory, tools and LHC strategy
  • Michael Trott (NBI, Copenhagen)
13 Oct 2017 Is the Universe lop-sided?
  • Douglas Scott (University of British Columbia)
06 Oct 2017 Does Quantum Gravity constrain Large-Field Inflation?
  • Arthur Hebecker (University of Heidelberg)
22 Sep 2017 Studying galaxy formation with dynamical modelling
  • Michele Cappellari (University of Oxford)
04 Aug 2017 Designing Rapid Phase Transitions and Shape-Shifting Materials Using Patterned Colloids
  • Ron Larson (University of Michigan)
16 Jun 2017 Flavour Expedition to the Zeptouniverse
  • Andrzej Buras (TU Munich)
09 Jun 2017 The Origin of Matter in the Universe
  • Tsutomu Yanagida (Kavli IPMU)
14 Apr 2017 Scattering amplitudes: a bridge between modern mathematics and precision physics
  • Claude Duhr (CP3, Louvain)
07 Apr 2017 Where high-energy physics and statistical mechanics meet
  • Christian Maes (University of Leuven)
31 Mar 2017 Star Formation
  • Ralf Klessen (University of Heidelberg)
10 Mar 2017 Undecidability of the spectral gap
  • Tony Cubitt (University College, London)
24 Feb 2017 Pseudo-observables in Higgs Physics
  • Gino Isidori (University of Zürich)
10 Feb 2017 Majorana fermions in superconductors: in search of the Zen particle
  • Carlo Beenakker (Leiden University)
27 Jan 2017 Causal Probabilities in Quantum Field Theory
  • Jeff Forshaw (University of Manchester)
2016
02 Dec 2016 Higgs physics at the LHC
  • Tilman Plehn (University of Heidelberg)
11 Nov 2016 The KPZ story
  • Satya Majumdar (Université de Paris-Sud)
04 Nov 2016 Exotic combinations of quarks - A journey of fifty years
  • Jonathan L. Rosner (University of Chicago )
28 Oct 2016 Some observations on the degrees of freedom of quantum gravity
  • Jan de Boer (University of Amsterdam)
21 Oct 2016 Detecting Dark Energy with Atom Interferometry
  • Clare Burrage (University of Nottingham)
30 Sep 2016 A statistical, non-equilibrium field theory for cosmic structure formation
  • Matthias Bartelmann (University of Heidelberg)
16 Sep 2016 Supersymmetric Aspects of Hadron Physics and Novel QCD Phenomena
  • Stanley J. Brodsky (Stanford University)
20 May 2016 Singularity Theorems in Gravitation: A Golden Anniversary
  • José M M Senovilla (Universidad del Pais Vasco)
13 May 2016 Planting seeds for gravitational wave generators around active galactic nuclei
  • Doug Lin (UC Santa Cruz)
06 May 2016 Quantum instability of the Universe ground state
  • Giovanni Ridolfi (University of Genvoa)
22 Apr 2016 Connecting large-scale structures to galaxy morphology
  • Christophe Pichon (Institut Astrophysique de Paris)
08 Apr 2016 A curious story of quantum gravity in the ultraviolet
  • Zvi Bern (UCLA)
01 Apr 2016 Site-Specific DNA Recombination and Fluid Vortex Reconnection
  • De Witt Sumners (Florida State University)
11 Mar 2016 Precision Studies of the Higgs
  • Giuila Zanderighi (Oxford/CERN)
04 Mar 2016 The search for new interactions at the LHC: the top-quark window
  • Fabio Maltoni (University in Louvain-la-Neuve)
05 Feb 2016 General Relativity in the limit of very many dimensions
  • Roberto Emparan (University of Barcelona)
29 Jan 2016 A top (quark) story
  • Martin Beneke (TU Munich)
2015
14 Dec 2015 At the frontier of Particle Physics
  • Nigel Glover (Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, University of Durham)
11 Dec 2015 “How predictable is evolution?"
  • Joachim Krug (University of Cologne)
04 Dec 2015 Making Living Matter from the bottom up
  • Ramin Golestanian (University of Oxford)
20 Nov 2015 Gas flow and the structure of the Galactic bar
  • James Binney (University of Oxford)
06 Nov 2015 Pushing the precision frontier in Collider Physics
  • Gudrun Heinrich (Max-Planck Institute for Physics)
30 Oct 2015 Galaxy Formation at its Peak
  • Avishai Dekel (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
09 Oct 2015 The toplogical glass
  • Matthew Turner (Warwick University)
02 Oct 2015 Quantum Black Holes: dissolving confusions and resolving paradoxes
  • Ramy Brustein (Ben-Gurion University)
25 Sep 2015 The Higgs boson as Inflation
  • Fred Jegerlehner (Humboldt University Berlin)
16 Sep 2015 Spatiotemporal dynamics at the transition to turbulence
  • Bruno Eckhart (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
11 Sep 2015 Entanglement Matters: from Bell states to Quantum Tensor Networks
  • Frank Verstraete (University of Vienna)
04 Sep 2015 Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, I gotta do Feynmann graphs 'til I die: A continuum theory of flocking
  • John Toner (University of Oregon)
26 Jun 2015 Big Bang or Freeze: Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics Colloquium
  • Christof Wetterich (University of Heidelberg)
05 Jun 2015 Sloppy models, Differential geometry, and How Science Works
  • James Sethna (Cornell)
06 May 2015 Alternatives to Cosmological Inflation
  • Robert Brandenberger (McGill University)
27 Mar 2015 Recent Developments in Non-Equilibrium Statistical Physics
  • Kirone Mallick (CEA Saclay)
13 Mar 2015 Topological tools for the real world
  • Jean-Luc Thiffeault (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
27 Feb 2015 Polarisation of the Cosmic Microwave Background: Toward an Observational Proof of Cosmic Inflation
  • Eiichiro Komatsu (Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics)
13 Feb 2015 Pattern Formation and Collective Phenomena in Biological Systems
  • Erwin Frey (LMU Munich)
30 Jan 2015 N=8 supergravity and beyond, or: What symmetry can teach us about quantum gravity and unification
  • Hermann Nicolai (Albert-Einstein Institute)
2014
12 Dec 2014 New Horizons in Quantum Criticality
  • Andrew Green (UCL)
28 Nov 2014 Rotation and Convection in the Sun
  • Steven Balbus (Oxford)
21 Nov 2014 The Copenhagen Interpretation Born Again
  • Tim Hollowood (Swansea University)
14 Nov 2014 The Higgs Enigma & Maximally Natural Supersymmetry"
28 Oct 2014 "That's the story": an interview with Roy Glauber
03 Oct 2014 The knotted strands of life
  • Enzo Orlandini (University of Padova)
08 Aug 2014 Gravitational redshifts in cosmology
  • Nick Kaiser (IfA, University of Hawaii)
20 Jun 2014 Statistical mechanics of quantum complex networks
  • Ginestra Bianconi (Queen Mary University London)
10 Jun 2014 The Challenge of Galaxy Formation
  • Joseph Silk (Oxford Physics)
14 May 2014 Watching a Little Gas Cloud on its Way into the Galactic Supermassive Black Hole
  • Andreas Burkert (LMU Munich)
29 Apr 2014 Fast-mode elimination in stochastic metapopulation models: Special MathBio-Higgs Colloquium
  • Alan McKane (School of Physics & Astronomy, The University of Manchester)
25 Apr 2014 BICEP2 and inflationary gravitational waves
  • Andrew Liddle
11 Feb 2014 Entanglement
  • Jose-Ignacio Latorre (Barcelona)
31 Jan 2014 Heavy Flavour Physics at the Large Hadron Collider
  • Ulrik Egede (Imperial College)
2013
29 Nov 2013 Particle Fever
  • David E. Kaplan (Johns Hopkins University)
15 Nov 2013 Applying Tensor Network Techniques to Lattice Gauge Theories
  • Mari Carmen Banuls (MPI, Munich)
11 Nov 2013 The stability of stationary turbulent flows as a problem in non-equilibrium statistical mechanics
  • Roderick Dewar (Australian National University)
27 Sep 2013 Testing General Relativity with Cosmology
  • Pedro Ferreira (University of Oxford)
20 Sep 2013 Soft Matter in Motion
  • Eric Lauga (DAMTP, Cambridge)
30 Aug 2013 Complex extensions of quantum mechanics
  • Carl Bender (Washington University)
05 Jul 2013 Current fluctuations in non-equilibrium systems
  • Bernard Derrida (Laboratoire de Physique Statistique, ENS)
21 Jun 2013 Cosmological Results from Planck 2013 and Beyond
  • Martin White (Berkeley National Laboratory)
07 Jun 2013 Rigidity, Zero Modes, States of Self Stress, Topological States and Surface Phonons in Periodic Networks at or near their Instability Limit
  • Tom Lubensky (University of Pennsylvania)
31 May 2013 The structure of amplitudes in gauge theory
  • Ruth Britto (Trinity College Dublin)
15 Mar 2013 Modelling dark energy - from a cosmological constant to quintessence to modified theories of gravity
  • Ed Copeland (Nottingham University)
08 Mar 2013 Motile Matter
  • Sriram Ramaswamy (TIFR/Tata)
01 Mar 2013 Searching for new physics in the primordial density perturbation
  • David Seery (University of Sussex)
01 Feb 2013 Perturbation theory to all orders for collider physics
  • Eric Laenen (NIKHEF and Amsterdam University)
18 Jan 2013 Quantum Quenches in One-Dimensional Many-Particle Systems
  • Fabian Essler (Oxford University)
2012
14 Dec 2012 Statistical physics of hair fibre bundles and the shape of a ponytail
  • Patrick Warren
30 Nov 2012 Simulations for the Large Hadron Collider
  • Bryan Webber (University of Cambridge)

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