Virtual Lattice Field Theory Colloquium Series

With many major conferences and workshops cancelled this year, the virtual lattice field theory colloquium is intended to provide postdocs and graduating students a venue in which to reach a broad international audience.

Colloquium Speakers 2021

Date Speaker Title Recording Slides
Jan 28 Davide Giusti, University of Regensburg, Germany Adding QED to QCD with the advent of precision Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics Zoom recording Slides
Feb 11 Kadir Utku Can, The University of Adelaide, Australia Compton amplitude on the lattice via the Feynman-Hellmann theorem Zoom recording Slides
Feb 25 Raghav Govind Jha, Perimeter Institute, Canada Probing holographic dualities with lattice supersymmetric Yang-Mills theories Zoom recording Slides
March 11 Indrakshi Raychowdhury, University of Maryland, USA Towards quantum simulating non-Abelian lattice gauge theories Zoom recording Slides
March 25 Neill Warrington, Institute for Nuclear Theory, University of Washington, USA Path Integral Contour Deformations for Lattice Field Theory Zoom recording Slides
April 8 Gregoris Spanoudes, University of Cyprus, Cyprus Gauge-invariant renormalization of energy-momentum tensor on the lattice Zoom recording Slides
April 22 Kimmy Cushman, Yale University, USA Exploring composite dark matter with lattice field theory Zoom recording Slides
May 6 Alejandro Vaquero, The University of Utah, USA Probing the Standard Model with flavor physics: an exclusive determination of |Vcb| from the B → D* ℓ ν semileptonic decay at non-zero recoil Zoom recording Slides
May 20 Vincenzo Afferrante, University of Graz, Austria Gauge invariant spectra of SU(2) theories with BEH effect Zoom recording Slides
June 3 Nikhil Karthik, College of William and Mary & Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Laboratory, USA Imprints of symmetry-breaking at short-distances: quark structure of pion in QCD and QCD-like theories Zoom recording Slides
June 17 Jesus Gumaro Rendon Suzuki, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA Semileptonic decays of Λb's to negative-parity baryons Zoom recording Slides
July 1 No speaker - pre-lattice pause
July 15 No speaker - pre-lattice pause
July 29 No speaker - Lattice 2021 Conference website
August 12 No speaker - post-lattice pause
August 26 Lena Funcke, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada Lattice computation of thermodynamic observables with machine-learned generative models Zoom recording Slides
Sept 9 Finn Stokes, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Germany Sub-percent determination of the hadronic vacuum polarisation contribution to the muon g-2 from the BMWc Collaboration Zoom recording Slides
Sept 23 Joao Pinto Barros, University of Bern, Switzerland The Non-Perturbative Quantum Vortex in the (2 + 1)-d O(2) Scalar Field Theory Zoom recording Slides
Oct 7 Simran Singh, University of Parma, Italy Studying the Lee-Yang edge singularities on the Lattice (QCD) and aspects of thimble regularization of Yang-Mills Zoom recording Slides
Oct 21 Tyler Blanton, University of Washington, USA Extracting the 3K scattering amplitude from the lattice & generalizing the quantization condition
Nov 4 Anthony Grebe, MIT, USA Moments of the Pion Light-Cone Distribution Amplitude from the Heavy-Quark OPE
Nov 18 Dorota Grabowska, CERN, Switzerland Talk title TBD
Dec 2 Felix Erben, University of Edinburgh, UK Scattering and resonances from lattice QCD using distillation
Dec 16 Joseph Karpie, Columbia University, USA Isospin Breaking in Two Hadron Systems

Colloquium Speakers 2020

Date Speaker Title Recording Slides
April 23 William Jay, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, USA Precision Flavor Physics and Lattice QCD Zoom recording Slides
May 7 Fernando Romero-López, University of Valencia and IFIC, Spain Exploring the ’t Hooft limit of meson observables Zoom recording Slides
May 21 Jana Günther, University of Regensburg, Germany QCD thermodynamics from imaginary chemical potential Zoom recording Slides
June 4 Philipp Scior, University of Bielefeld, Germany Supersymmetry on the lattice Zoom recording Slides
June 18 Casey Berger, Boston University, USA Circumventing the sign problem with complex Langevin in lattice field theory Zoom recording Slides
July 2 Ruairí Brett, The George Washington University, USA From two to three-body systems in lattice QCD Zoom recording Slides
July 23 Aurora Scapellato, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland Nucleon PDFs and GPDs from lattice QCD Slides
July 30 Marco Cè, CERN, Switzerland The hadronic contributions to the running of SM couplings from lattice QCD Zoom recording Slides
August 13 Gurtej Kanwar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA Lattice ensemble generation using machine-learned generative models Zoom recording Slides
August 27 Bipasha Chakraborty, University of Cambridge, UK D to K semileptonic decay from n_f = 2 + 1 + 1 lattice QCD with physical light quarks Zoom recording Slides
Sept 10 Anton Trunin, Samara University, Russia Topology and axions in QCD Zoom recording Slides
Sept 24 Nikolai Husung, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Germany Logarithmic corrections to a^2 scaling in Lattice QCD Zoom recording Slides
Oct 8 Francesca Cuteri, Goethe University, Germany Insights into the QCD phase diagram in/from sign-problem free setups Zoom recording Slides
Oct 22 Yin Lin, University of Chicago, USA Staggering Nucleon Matrix Elements Zoom recording Slides
Nov 5 Jian Liang, University of Kentucky, USA Chiral Symmetry and Nucleon Electric Dipole Moment from Lattice QCD Zoom recording Slides
Nov 19 Vera Guelpers, University of Edinburgh, UK Isospin Breaking Corrections to Leptonic Meson Decays Zoom recording Slides
Dec 3 Tim Harris, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy New strategies to compute the hadronic contribution to muon g-2 from lattice QCD Zoom recording Slides
Dec 17 Marc Illa, University of Barcelona, Spain Lattice QCD input for baryon-baryon scattering and interactions in effective field theory Zoom recording Slides

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Suggested speakers should be primarily postdoctoral researchers and senior graduate students. Suggestions of female or underrepresented minority speakers are particularly welcome.

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The colloquium series is organized and hosted by the MIT lattice group: Phiala Shanahan, Will Detmold, and John Negele, and local postdoctoral researchers. Please contact us with any questions, suggestions, or comments (with the exception of speaker suggestions which are accepted via the form above).