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The recent observations of Gravitational Waves (GWs) by the LIGO and Virgo collaboration have opened the new science field  of Gravitational Wave Astronomy. Its impact and consequences on existing and established fields are yet to be fully explored, and in this workshop we plan to investigate and promote the interplay between the GW modelling and fundamental computation in theoretical particle physics.

In particular the third generation earth-based detectors Einstein Telescope and Cosmic Explorer will open the era of precision gravity, i.e. it will be possible to compare observational data with theoretical computation at unprecedented level to make precision tests of fundamental the gravity theory.

Computations of formidable complexities have been performed in different approximation scheme to General Relativity (PN, PM, self force) and moving to higher perturbative order will rely on new methods and or computation techniques.

Links between the gauge and gravity theories first appeared in scattering amplitude computations, as it was first shown within a string theory context by the Kawai-Lewellen-Tye (KLT) relations and more recently by the Bern-Carrasco-Johansson (BCJ) formalism. At the same time, owing to a correspondence between Effective Field Theory diagrams for massive-objects binary systems, within classical General Relativity, and Quantum Field Theory diagrams, within Particle Physics, as well as recent advancement on the algebraic structure of Feynman integrals, are expected to provide new insights to advance the analytical calculations of the two-body gravitational dynamics.

This workshop aims at bringing together world experts in a research area connecting gauge theories and gravity, strings and particle phenomenology, with interests in scattering amplitudes, using algebraic geometry and number theory computational tools, to share methods and approaches with the ultimate goal of widening the community working on GW related problem. Cross-pollination from different areas will catalyze a novel, interdisciplinary field of research aiming at providing the crucial theoretical support to the high-precision era which both collider experiments in particle-physics and gravitational interferometer experiments are entering.


School lecturers:

  • Walter Goldberger (Yale U., New Haven, USA)
  • Justin Vines (AEI Potsdam, Germany) 
  • Stefan Weinzierl (U. of Mainz, Germany)

Keynote speakers:

  • Zvi Bern (UCLA, USA)
  • Luc Blanchet (IAP, Paris, France)
  • Miguel Campiglia (Republica U., Montevideo, Uruguay)
  • Clifford Cheung (Caltech, USA) TBC
  • Paolo Di Vecchia (Nordita,Stockholm, Sweden) TBC
  • Stefano Foffa (U. of Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Alfredo Guevara (Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Canada)
  • David Kosower (CEA Saclay, France) TBC
  • Gabriel Menezes (UFRRJ, Brasil)
  • Tiziano Peraro (U. of Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Rafael Porto (DESY, Hamburg, Germany)
  • Ashok Sen (Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, India) TBC
  • Leonardo Senatore (Stanford, USA)
  • Chia-Hsien Shen (UCLA, USA)
  • Jan Steinhoff (AEI Potsdam, Germany)
  • Pierre Vanhove (CEA, Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
  • Filippo Vernizzi (CEA Saclay, France)


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Registration deadline: October 07, 2020



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Students = R$ 400 Brazilian reais

Postdocs/Professionals = R$ 800 Brazilian reais

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