I’m at Amplitudes this week, my subfield’s big yearly conference, located this year in sweltering but otherwise lovely Zurich.
I gave a talk on Tuesday. They’ve posted the slides online, and I think they’re going to post the talk itself at some point.
This is the first year I’ve been to Amplitudes, and it’s remarkable seeing the breadth of the field. We’ve got everything from people focused heavily on the needs of experimentalists, trying to perfect calculations that will reduce the error on measurements coming out of the LHC, to people primarily interested in some of the more esoteric aspects of string theory. Putting everyone into the same room definitely helps emphasize just how many different approaches there are under the amplitudes umbrella. It’s the first time I’ve really appreciated just how “big” the field is, how much it’s grown to encompass.