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University of Cambridge > Talks.cam > Wednesday HEP-GR Colloquium > The Surprising Simplicity of Scattering Amplitudes

## The Surprising Simplicity of Scattering AmplitudesAdd to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - Jacob Bourjaily, Niels Bohr Institute
- Wednesday 22 May 2019, 14:15-15:15
- MR2, Centre for Mathematical Sciences.
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Francesca Chadha-Day. Quantum field theory is the modern manifestation of “force equals mass times acceleration”: it is the underlying, mathematical framework in which understand and describe physical lawsâ€”from the most fundamental to the merely effective and approximate. While the foundations of the subject have been in place for more than a half-century, the way we understand, teach, and use quantum field theory is rapidly changingâ€”fueled by a desire to explain an embarrassing disconnect between the difficulty of making predictions for experiment and the near-universal simplicity of the predictions we ultimately make. In this talk, I illustrate the ubiquity and depth of this simplicity, and describe some of the recent progress that has been made to make it less surprising (to the theorists doing the calculations). Much of these developments have been made in the context of especially simple quantum field theories, but the lessons learned often have much wider applications. I outline several of these recent developments, and discuss the concrete roads ahead. This talk is part of the Wednesday HEP-GR Colloquium series. ## This talk is included in these lists:- All Talks (aka the CURE list)
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