The purpose of these tables is to maintain a schedule of scientific talks and discussions relevant to your program.

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Week 1
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Mon,
Apr 4
2:00pm
SSR
Coordinators
Organizational Meeting
All welcome
Tue, Apr 5
4:00pm
Broida 1640
Zvi Bern
Harmony of Scattering Amplitudes: From Quantum Chromodynamics to Gravity
Cookies at 3:30pm
Wed, Apr 6
10:30am
Aud
Thomas Gehrmann
Status of QCD Calculations

Wed, Apr 6
2:00pm
MSR
Fermilab (stream)
Invariant Mass Distribution of Jet Pairs Produced in Association with
a W boson in proton-antiproton Collisions at sqrt(s) = 1.96 TeV
Streaming the Fermilab Wine and Cheese talk
Thu, Apr 7
10:30am
Aud
Marcus Spradlin
A Practical Guide to the Art of N=4 Amplitudeology

Week 2
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Mon, Apr 11
12:15pm
Aud
Mark Voit
The Astrophysics of Galaxy Clusters
Blackboard Lunch Seminar, All welcome.
Tue, Apr 12
10:15am
Aud

Weekly organizational meeting

Tue, Apr 12
10:30am
Aud
Lionel Mason /
David Skinner
An Introduction to Field Theory in Twistor Space

Tue, Apr 12
2:30pm
SSR
Andrew Hodges
Tutorial on momentum twistors

Wed, Apr 13
2:30pm
SSR
Zvi Bern
Gravity as a double copy of gauge theory
Time was moved because whale watching was cancelled.
Thu, Apr 14
10:30am
Aud
Sven-Olaf Moch /
Gabriele Travaglini
A dual view on the infrared singularities: Form factors, Wilson loops and all that

Thu, Apr 14
1:30 pm
to 6 pm
MSR
Nima Arkani-Hamed
The planar integrand of N=4 super-Yang-Mills theory.

Fri, Apr 15
9 AM - 5PM
ESB 1001
West Coast LHC
Meeting of West Coast LHC Theory Network
(not managed by our program)
http://www.physics.ucsb.edu/~wclhc
Week 3
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Tue, Apr 19
12:30 PM
Broida 3302
Tom Banks
Symmetries and Strings in Field Theory and Gravity
High Energy Theory Seminar (not managed by our program)
Wed, Apr 20
2:00 PM
MSR
Emil Bjerrum-Bohr /
Oliver Schlotterer
What (weak coupling) strings teach us about amplitudes

Thu, Apr 21
10:30 AM
Aud
David Skinner /
Simon Caron-Huot
Multiloop Wilson loops, etc

Thu, Apr 21
2:00 PM
SSR
Rajesh Gopakumar
A Large N Dual to 2d CFTs
High Energy Theory Seminar (not managed by our program)
Thu, Apr 21
3:30 PM
MSR
Andrew Hodges
Tutorial on projective spaces

Fri, Apr 22
10:30 AM
Aud
John Joseph Carrasco /
Henrik Johansson
A tutorial on multiloop amplitudes in N=4 super-Yang-Mills and N=8 supergravity

Week 4
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Tue, Apr 26
10:30 AM
Aud
Johannes Henn /
Yu-tin Huang
Dual conformal symmetry

Tue, Apr 26
1:30 PM
SSR
Niklas Beisert
Tutorial on Yangians and amplitudes

Wed, Apr 27
10:30 AM
Aud
Kelly Stelle
Finiteness patterns and nonrenormalization theorems in extended supergravities

Wed, Apr 27
3:30 PM
SSR
Steven Giddings
High-energy (super)gravitational scattering and the unitarity crisis

Thu, Apr 28
10:30 AM
Aud
Amit Sever
Tutorial on OPEs for scattering amplitudes

Fri, Apr 29
10:30 AM
SSR
Anastasia Volovich
Symblifying amplitudes

Fri, Apr 29
11:15 AM
SSR
Simon Caron-Huot
Towards all n two loop scattering amplitudes

Week 5
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Mon, May 2
3:30 PM
Aud
Nima Arkani-Hamed
Spacetime, Quantum Mechanics and Scattering Amplitudes
Director's Blackboard Lunch Seminar, All welcome.
Mon, May 2
1:00 PM
MSR
Juan Maldacena
Amplitudes in the Sky
Strings week
Tue, May 3
10:30 AM
Aud
Juan Maldacena
Amplitudes at Strong Coupling

Tue, May 3
2:00 PM
MSR
Nathan Berkovits
Overview of multiloop scattering in string theory

Wed, May 4
10:30 AM
Aud
Joe Polchinski
Emergent Spacetime from AdS/CFT

Thu, May 5
10:30 AM
Aud
Nathan Berkovits
Tutorial on pure spinors

Thu, May 5
2:00 PM
MSR
Pedro Vieira
Integrability, correlation functions and classical magnets

Week 6
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Mon, May 9
12:15 PM
Aud
Gregory Falkovich
Broken and Emerging Symmetries of a Turbulent State
Director's Blackboard Lunch Seminar, All welcome.
Tue, May 10
10:30 AM
Aud
Gregory Korchemsky
Dualities for scattering amplitudes: from N=4 sYM to QCD

Tue, May 10
2:00 PM
FR
Marcus Spradlin
Informal Discussion on Symbiology

Wed May 11
10:30
AM
Aud
Pedro Vieira
The conformal bootstrap for Null Polygon Wilson loops. OPE symbology

Thu, May 12
10:30 AM
Aud
Johannes Henn
Differential equations for amplitudes/

Thu,
May 12
3:20 PM
Aud
Claude Duhr
From symbols to functions: an algorithmic approach

Week 7
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, links,...
Tue, May 17
10:30 AM
Aud
Jeppe Andersen
New Challenges to Theory in Describing LHC Collisions:
Multi-Leg Amplitudes at Work
Focus week on QCD related topics
Thu,
May 19
10:30 AM
Aud
Harald Ita/
David Kosower
Progress and techniques in NLO QCD/
Basis for Multiloop Integrals

Thu,
May 19
2 PM
MSR
Informal
discussion
Discussion on recent paper from Monteiro and O'Connell
arXiv:1105.2565
A very informal journal club level
discussion
Week 8
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, links,...
Tue, May 24
10:30 AM
Aud
Stefan Hoeche
An Introduction to Parton Showers

Tue, May 24
4:00 PM
Broida 1640
Henriette Elvang
The Excitement of Scattering Amplitudes
Physics Department Colloquium
Wed, May 25
10:30 AM
Aud
M. Kiermaier/
Bo Feng
The Coulomb-branch S-matrix from massless amplitudes / Some aspects of BCFW recursion relations

Thu,
May 26
10:30 AM
Aud
Emery Sokatchev
Triality: amplitudes/correlation functions/Wilson loops in N=4 SYM

Week 9
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, links,...
Tue,
May 31
10:30 AM
Aud
Radu Roiban
On the semiclassical approximation of correlation function of closed string vertex operators in AdS_5 x S_5

Wed, Jun 1
10:30 AM
Aud
Steven Giddings/ Henriette Elvang
(Perfection)^2 =? : scattering amplitudes meet black holes
Counterterms in supergravity

Thu, Jun 2
10:30 AM
Aud
Matthias Neubert/
Henriette Elvang
Anomalous factorization in QCD
Continuation: Counterterms in supergravity

Week 10
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, links,...
Tue,
Jun 7
10:30 AM
Aud
Jan Plefka
All tree-level amplitudes in massless QCD from N=4 sYM

Wed, Jun 8
10:30 AM
Aud
Cristian Vergu
Classical Polylogarithms for Amplitudes and Wilson Loops

Thu, Jun 9
10:30 AM
Aud
Zoltan Kunszt
An overview of recent developments in NLO QCD

Thu, Jun 9
2 PM
MSR
Lev Lipatov
Effective action for the Regge processes in gravity

Week 11
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, links,...
Tue,
Jun 14
2 PM
MSR
Nima Arkani-Hamed
TBA
This week and next week will be a tutorial period with talks geared mainly towards people outside our program.
Wed, Jun 15
10:30 AM
Aud
Ruth Britto
An introduction to computing scattering amplitudes

Wed, Jun 15
2:00 PM
MSR
Ruth Britto
Tutorial on BCFW recursion

Thu,
Jun 16
10:30 AM
Aud
Johannes Henn
A new symmetry of maximal super-Yang-Mills theory

Thu, Jun 16
2 PM
MSR
Nima Arkani-Hamed
TBA

Fri, Jun 17
10:00 AM
Aud
David Kosower
An introduction to loop level scattering amplitudes

Week 12
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, links,...
Mon,
Jun 20
10 AM
Aud
Lev Lipatov
Integrable spin chains and scattering amplitudes.
qcdscat11 technical talk
Mon, Jun 20
12:15 PM
Aud
Michael Peskin
LHC: First Views of the TEV Scale
Director's Blackboard Lunch Seminar, All welcome.
Tue, Jun 21
10:30 AM
Aud
David Kosower
An introduction to loop level scattering amplitudes
Tutorial level, for non-experts
Wed,
Jun 22
10:30 AM
Aud
Zvi Bern
Tutorial: Some surprising and simple aspects of gravity scattering amplitudes
Tutorial level, for non-experts
Wed, Jun 22
2 PM
MSR
Matt Schwartz
Sudakov confinement and conformal gauge
qcdscat11 technical talk
Thu, Jun 23
10:30 AM
Aud
Marcus Spradlin
Scattering Amplitudes From Weak to Strong Coupling
Tutorial level, for non-experts
Thu, Jun 23
2 PM
Aud
Nima Arkani-Hamed
TBA
Tutorial level, for non-experts
Week 13
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, links,...
Tue, Jun 28
10:30 AM
Aud
Costas Papadopoulos
How to perform one loop calculations efficiently

Wed, Jun 29
10:30 AM
Aud
Roberto Pittau
MADloop

Thu, Jun 30
10:30 AM
Aud
Einan Gardi
Soft gluon exponentiation of multi-parton amplitudes

Fri, Jul 1
10:30 AM
Aud
Thomas Becher
Infrared structure of gauge theory amplitudes

Week 14
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, links,...
Wed, Jul 6
10:30 AM
Aud
Laura Reina
QCD predictions for W+b jet production at hadron colliders

Thu, Jul 7
10:30 AM
Aud
Bryan Webber
Color coherence and parton showers

Fri, Jul 8
10:30 AM
Aud
Martin Beneke
Soft and Coulomb resummation


*Aud=Auditorium, SSR=Small Seminar Room, MSR=Main Seminar Room, FR=Founders' Room, PL=Porthole Lounge
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