Meetings and Workshops

VII NExT PhD Workshop

 26-29 June 2017, Cosener's House

 The 7th NExT Ph.D. Workshop will be held at the Cosener's House, Abingdon, 26-29 June 2017. It will be devoted to searches of New Physics in light of the first two years of LHC RUN II.  

NuPhys: Prospects in Neutrino Physics

12th - 14th December 2016, Barbican Centre

Several future neutrino experiments are planned worldwide to address unresolved issues in neutrino physics and to shape the future direction of particle physics. NuPhys2016 will discuss the current status of these experiments, with a particular focus on their prospective performance and physics reach.

This conference will be unique in addressing the synergy between the planned experiments and their phenomenological aspects and very timely as the design of those experiments is currently ongoing. The latest results will be presented from both theory and experiment.

Machine Learning in Physics (IoP 1/2 day meeting)

7th December 2016, Queen Mary University of London

Machine learning algorithms are used across physics in order to improve our understanding of nature.  A number of recent developments have taken time to propagate from the machine learning and computer science community into the physics domain and this workshop will include talks on some of these techniques; including deep learning and convolutional neural networks as well as reviewing issues related to generalization of hyper-parameters.

Muon meeting in September

3 - 4 September. Queen Mary, University of London

In collaboration with ISIS, Dr Drew will be hosting a 2-day meeting on various aspects of muon spectroscopy - soft matter, excitations and perturbations. We are fortunate to have people from all over the world giving talks - Canada, USA, Japan, China, various European countries - covering a broad range of topics across a range of disciplines (physics, biology and chemistry). This includes some of the more controversial topics in recent years (such as magnetic monopoles, magnetricity and magnetic polarons). In particular, we have timetabled one of the more controversial and lively topics just before the drinks reception - perfectly timed for an animated discussion over a glass of wine.

Celebrating 100 Years of General Relativity

28th, 29th November, Great Hall, Queen Mary University of London

The year 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's presentation of the complete Theory of General Relativity to the Prussian Academy. This event led to a scientific revolution that has forever changed our understanding of the Universe. At this meeting we will celebrate the centenary of this momentous occasion by bringing together researchers and enthusiasts from the UK, and throughout the world, to discuss the many avenues of research and inquiry that have sprung from Einstein's theory. We will hear talks from world leaders on a range of topics, from the mathematics of black holes to the history of science. It should be a memorable event.

UK Neutrino-Nucleus Interaction Workshop (NuIntUK)

 G. O. Jones building Lecture Theater10:00 - 18:00, July 20 (Mon.), 2015

This is a workshop dedicated to understand neutrino interactions. Understanding of neutrino interactions is important for all neutrino experiments, from oscillation search to astrophysics. Here, experts from different experiments get together to share their experiences to tackle on key problems. Detector and analysis challenges from past and current experiments (MINOS, T2K, NOvA) are very beneficial for future experiments (MicroBooNE, PINGU, Hyper-Kamiokande, DUNE).

QCD@LHC Conference

QMUL, 1st-5th September 2015

This is the 6th in the international series of QCD workshops which aims to bring theorists, experimentalists and phenomenologists together to understand QCD processes at the LHC. The main topics will include the latest results from the LHC on soft and hard QCD, theory of jets at NNLO, PDFs, higher order calculations, event simulations, resummation techniques, top physics, higgs physics and QCD for Beyond the Standard Model studies. New results from the start of LHC Run-2 at 13 TeV centre of mass energy are also expected to be presented by the experimental collaborations.

UK Cosmology Meeting

On the 27th February, the cosmology group in the Astronomy Unit hosted the UK Cosmology Meeting. This is a triannual informal meeting of the UK theoretical cosmology community and features short talks from young and experienced researchers alike. The meeting was a huge success with roughly 60 cosmologists attending from as far away as Edinburgh. More information about the UK Cosmology initiative and future meetings can be found at their website http://www.ukcosmo.info

NuPhys2014 - Prospects in Neutrino Physics

QMUL, December 15-17, 2014

Several future neutrino experiments are planned worldwide to address unresolved issues in neutrino physics, and shape the future directions of particle physics. In this conference we will discuss the current status and prospectives of the future experiments, their performance and physics reach. This conference will be unique in addressing the synergy between the planned experiments and their phenomenological aspects and very timely as the design of those experiments is currently ongoing. World-leading experts in these areas will be invited to give review talks including the latest results. To encourage and facilitate the participation of early-career researchers and PhD students, a poster session forms a key aspect of this meeting.

Astrophysics in Antarctica - Extreme Environment for Extreme Discoveries

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 from 17:00 to 21:00 (BST)

Antarctica has always been a fascinating place for us. Especially as the extreme environment of Antarctica is suitable for extreme science, such as neutrino and cosmic microwave background measurements. Queen Mary are hosting leading scientists from the UK who are working on astrophysics research on Antarctica. They will share their stories of extraordinary science and extraordinary discoveries!

Permutations and Gauge-String Duality Workshop 2014

July 21-25, 2014

This workshop at QMUL will focus on recent developments in AdS/CFT - with particular focus on finite N physics, integrability beyond the planar limit, applications of permutation groups, representation theory and topological field theories to gauge-string duality.