Next Week, Amplitudes 2021!

I calculate things called scattering amplitudes, the building-blocks of predictions in particle physics. I’m part of a community of “amplitudeologists” that try to find better ways to compute these things, to achieve more efficiency and deeper understanding. We meet once a year for our big conference, called Amplitudes. And this year, I’m one of the organizers.

This year also happens to be the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Niels Bohr Institute, so we wanted to do something special. We found a group of artists working on a rendering of Niels Bohr. The original idea was to do one of those celebrity holograms, but after the conference went online we decided to make a few short clips instead. I wrote a Bohr-esque script, and we got help from one of Bohr’s descendants to get the voice just-so. Now, you can see the result, as our digital Bohr invites you to the conference.

We’ll be livestreaming the conference on the same YouTube channel, and posting videos of the talks each day. If you’re curious about the latest developments in scattering amplitudes, I encourage you to tune in. And if you’re an amplitudeologist yourself, registration is still open!

3 thoughts on “Next Week, Amplitudes 2021!

  1. ohwilleke

    we got help from one of Bohr’s descendants to get the voice just-so.

    Wow! Over the top! Great job! Kudos! Such attention to detail!

    It has a very “Star Wars: A New Hope” look to it. Also, echoes of Asimov’s Foundation series where the founders of the Foundation leave time capsule messages for their descendants in the future.

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