Since 2002 Perimeter Institute has been recording seminars, conference talks, and public outreach events using video cameras installed in our lecture theatres. Perimeter now has 7 formal presentation spaces for its many scientific conferences, seminars, workshops and educational outreach activities, all with advanced audio-visual technical capabilities. Recordings of events in these areas are all available On-Demand from this Video Library and on Perimeter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive (PIRSA). PIRSA is a permanent, free, searchable, and citable archive of recorded seminars from relevant bodies in physics. This resource has been partially modelled after Cornell University's arXiv.org.
I will present recent results through four loops demonstrating that the maximally supersymmetric (N=8) generalization of gravity is surprisingly well behaved in the ultraviolet as a result of unexpected cancellations between contributing terms. These cancellations first manifest at one loop in the form of the "no-triangle property," with all-loop order implications through unitarity.
We derive constraints on the sign of couplings in an effective Higgs Lagrangian using prime principles such as the naturalness principle, global symmetries, and unitarity. Specifically, we study four dimension-six operators, O_H, O_y, O_g, and O_gamma, which contribute to the production and decay of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), among other things.
The fixed point structure of the renormalization flow in Einstein gravity and higher derivative gravity is investigated in terms of the background effective action. Using a covariant operator cutoff that keeps track of powerlike divergences and the transversal-traceless decomposition a construction is proposed that renders the {\it regularized} one-loop effective action gauge independent on-shell.
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