UK Meeting on Fundamental Physics Theory

Lead Research Organisation: King's College London
Department Name: Mathematics


Over the past few years there has been a large inflow of researchers in fundamental physics from across the world into the UK. The aim of the proposal is to provide a stimulating environment for cross fertilization between the three main areas of fundamental physics: string theory, gravity and quantum field theory. The meeting is currently scheduled to be on 9-10 November 2007 at King's College London. The following speakers have tentatively agreed to talk:T. Wiseman (Imperial): Numerical Techniques in Fundamental PhysicsA. Starinets (Southampton): Progress towards AdS/QCDH. Reall (Nottingham): Black Rings in Higher Dimensional GravityM. Zamaklar (Durham): Integrable Structures in Yang-Mills Gauge TheoryP. Kumar (Swansea): Phases in Quantum Gauge TheoriesJ. Conlon (Cambridge): LHC Searches for SUSYThe meeting will be organized to allow for a good deal of interaction surrounding a selected number of talks. The aim of the talks will be to provide a pedagogical synopsis of the current 'hot' research topics. However there will also be significant periods of informal discussion, including both an active discussion centred on the talks as well as time for private discussions. Furthermore it is hoped that this meeting will be the first in a regular series of bi-annual meetings held throughout the UK. The overall aim of these meeting will be to create dynamic and informal research environment from which all UK researchers will benefit.


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Description This was funding for a national conference on string theory and related topics in fundamental physics
Exploitation Route The conference was repeated 3 times afterwards
Sectors Other

Description The conference was used by the UK fundamental physics community to share their knowledge and research results.
First Year Of Impact 2007
Sector Other
Impact Types Economic

Description fpuk 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference/workshop on formal theoretical physics.

There was an increased interaction between various UK-based researchers in fundamental physics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007