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Durham University

Reconnect 2020

Reconnect 2020

RECONNECT is the first 'Remote Conference on New Concepts in Particle Theory'.

The aim of this conference is to reconnect the high-energy physics community in times when personal collaborative ties have been cut due to recent global events. With this first edition we aim to provide a forum in which the whole theoretical community can share the latest ideas that drive our field. Topics will include gravity and string theory, physics of the early Universe, the geometry of scattering amplitudes, physics beyond the Standard Model and precision collider phenomenology.

While we cannot re-create the equivalent of a regular workshop or conference, a remote meeting offers some interesting benefits since it doesn't depend on the usual restrictions due to limited budgets, political travel restrictions or personal commitments.

The IPPP will host the meeting using the zoom webinar system which can host up to 3000 participants at a time. The schedule will be designed to account for the different time zones of the speakers and will follow a flexible format with around 3 or 4 presentations per day. The schedule can be included in your calendar by importing the diary here.

Confirmed speakers for RECONNECT 2020:

  • Babis Anastasiou (ETH Zurich)

  • Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS Princeton)

  • Christine Davies (University of Glasgow)

  • Andre de Gouvea (Northwestern University)

  • John Ellis (King's College London)

  • Katherine Freese (University of Texas)

  • Yuval Grossman (Cornell University)

  • Lavinia Heisenberg (ETH Zurich)

  • Rocky Kolb (University of Chicago)

  • Juan Maldacena (IAS Princeton)

  • John March-Russell (University of Oxford)

  • Hitoshi Murayama (Kavli IPMU)

  • Gilad Perez (Weizmann Institute)

  • Serguey Petcov (SISSA Trieste)

  • Maxim Pospelov (University of Minnesota)

  • Lisa Randall (Harvard University)

  • Gavin Salam (University of Oxford)

  • Gerard ’t Hooft (Utrecht University)

Contact Details

Durham University,
DH1 3LE,
Telephone: +44 (0)191 334 2000