New postdoc and 3 new PhD students in the CRST


We are very happy to announce that Konstantin Wiegandt, now at Humboldt University (Berlin) in the group of Jan Plefka, will be joining the CRST as a postdoctoral researcher funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). Furthermore, three new PhD students will join our group in the next academic year: James McGrane and Felix Rudodph, from Cambridge, and Brenda Penante, now at Perimeter Institute (Canada). 

Newton Institute Workshop: Recent Advances in Scattering Amplitudes

Scattering Amplitudes

Andreas Brandhuber, Bill Spence and Gabriele Travaglini of the Centre for Research in String Theory have organised a mini-workshop "Recent Advances on Scattering Amplitudes" at the Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge. The workshop took place on April 2-4, 2012. Invited speakers included James Drummond (CERN), Valya Khoze (Durham), Yu-tin Huang (UCLA), Henrik Johansson (Saclay), Gregory Korchemsky (Saclay), Arthur Lipstein (Oxford), Lionel Mason (Oxford), Amit Sever (Perimeter Institute), Mark Spradlin (Brown) and Anastasia Volovich (Brown). Videos of the seminars are available here.  

STFC grant to the Centre for Research in String Theory

The CRST has been awarded a grant of 632,431 pounds from the Science and Technology Facilities Council, for the project "String Theory, Gauge Theory and Duality". The duration of the project is from 1 October 2011 to 30 September 2014. 

Research Achievement Award 2011 to Gabriele Travaglini and Jeanne Wilson

Gabriele Travaglini, of the Centre for Research in String Theory, and Jeanne Wilson, of the Particle Physics Research Centre, have been awarded a Faculty of Science and Engineering Research Achievement Award 2011. 

Visit to the Weizmann Institute of Science

Weizmann Institute accelerator

Gabriele Travaglini visited Andi Brandhuber during November-December 2011 at the Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. Andi Brandhuber is spending a one year sabbatical at the Weizmann Institute and Tel Aviv University from August 2011 to August 2012.  

Talks from the Launch of new School of Physics and Astronomy

Launch of new School of Physics and Astronomy

Following the successfull Launch of new School of Physics and Astronomy that took place on Tuesday 31st January 2012, we have been asked to make available the summary of talks to all those who could not find place in the packed lecture hall.

Talks are listed in order of appearance, as listed in the official programme.

Nuclear Physics B Award to Andreas Brandhuber, Paul Heslop and Gabriele Travaglini

Andreas Brandhuber  Paul Heslop Gabriele Travaglini Award


New Lecturer in the CRST

We are pleased to announce that Brian Wecht has accepted a Lectureship position in the Centre for Research in String Theory. Brian will join the CRST in October 2011.