Mathematica Summer School 2011

Conference Date: 
Sunday, July 31, 2011 (All day) to Saturday, August 6, 2011 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 
Quantum Fields and Strings


The goal of the school is to bring together theoretical physicists of all levels who want to learn both Mathematica and a selected advanced research topic in theoretical physics. This year the topic of the school will be scattering amplitudes. Theory and applied lectures take place during the morning. During the afternoon there will be problem solving sessions. Simultaneously, the Exact Results in Gauge/Gravity Dualities program will start running.


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Jacob Bourjaily, Princeton University

Freddy Cachazo, Perimeter Institute

Simon Caron-Huot, Princeton University, Institute for Advanced Study

Nikolay Gromov, King's College

Johannes Henn, Humboldt-University of Berlin

Radu Roiban, Pennsylvania State University

Amit Sever, Perimeter Institute

Cristian Vergu, Brown University

Pedro Vieira, Perimeter Institute


Sam Alston, Swansea University

Benjamin Basso, Princeton Center for Theoretical Sciences

Oscar Bedoya Delgado,University of Sao Paulo

Joseph Ben Geloun, Perimeter Institute

Marco Stefano Bianchi, Universita' degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

Agnese Bissi, Niels Bohr Institute

Diego Bombardelli, Universidade do Porto

Stephen Britton,Triniti College

Joao Caetano, Perimeter Institute

Simon Caron-Huot, Institute for Advanced Study

Hee-Joong Chung, California Institute of Technology

Eduardo Conde Pena, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Miguel Costa, Universidade do Porto

Nima Doroud, Perimeter Institute

Jorge Escobedo, Perimeter Institute

Matan Field, Weizmann Institute of Science

Valentina Forini, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics 

Rouven Frassek, Humboldt University

Irina Galstyan, Yerevan State University

Dongmin Gang, Korea Institute for Advanced Study

Pavlo Gavrylenko, National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv

Humberto Gomez, IFT-UNESP

Maxim Grigoriev, Lebed Physical Institute

Yuxiang Gu, Perimeter Institute

Song He, Albert Einstein Institute 

Martin Heinze, Humboldt University

Lea Hildebrandt-Rossander, The Niels Bohr Institute

Ben Hoare, Imperial College

Janet Hung, Perimeter Institute

Dharmesh Jain, State University of New York

Nils Kanning, Humboldt University

Minkyoo Kim, Sogang University

Thomas Klose, Uppsala University

Yumi Ko, Asia Pacific Centre for Theoretical Physics 

Eunkyung Koh, Korea Institute for Advanced Study

Shota Komatsu, University of Tokyo

Konstantina Kontoudi, Ecole Normale Superieure

Jegors Korovins, Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics

Joel Lamy-Poirier, Perimeter Institute

Pawel Lasko-Grabowski, Jagiellonian University

Fedor Levkovich-Maslyuk, Moscow State University

Pedro Liendo, Stony Brook University

Arthur Lipstein, California Institute of Technology

Tomasz Lukowski, Humboldt University

Carlo Meneghelli, Humboldt University

Mozhgan Mir, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Dhritiman Nandan, Brown University

Anton van Niekerk, Perimeter Institute

Georgios Papathanasiou, Brown University

Miok Park, University of Waterloo

Chan Y. Park, California Institute of Technology 

Joao Penedones, Perimeter Institute

Cheng Peng, University of Michigan

Antons Pribitoks, University of Latvia

Sayeh Rajabi, Perimeter Institute

Vidas Regelskis, University of York

Theodor Schuster, Humboldt University

Burkhard U.W. Schwab, Albert Einstein Institute

Jakub Sikorowski, University of Oxford

Ajay Singh, Perimeter Institute

David Skinner, Perimeter Institute

Jaewon Song, California Institute of Technology

Matthias Staudacher, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam

Guhan Sukumaran, University of Bonn

Vclav Tlapak, Humboldt University

Jonathan Toledo, Perimeter Institute

Oleksandr Tomalak, National University of Kyiv

Zengo Tsuboi, Humboldt University 

Christoph Uhlemann, University of Wurzburg

Saulius Valatka, Imperial College

Dima Volin, Pennsylvania State University

Tianheng Wang, Perimeter Institute 

Konstantin Wiegandt, Humboldt University

Yingying Xu, Humboldt University

Alexandre Yale, Perimeter Institute

Peng Zhao, University of Cambridge -DAMPT

Runpu Zong, Princeton University


Radu Roiban, Pennsylvania State University

Aspects of the Generalized Unitarity Method

The generalized unitarity method reconstructs loop-level scattering amplitudes from tree-level scattering amplitudes. We review some of the steps of this method which are necessary for applications in any quantum field theory, discuss several points of view and emphasize some of the aspects that can be easily automated.

We mainly use N=4 super-Yang-Mills theory to illustrate the discussion and comment on the necessary changes for applications to super-Yang-Mills theories with reduced supersymmetry.