Love and Naturalness

CMSA Room G10 CMSA, 20 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, United States

Quantum Matter in Mathematics and Physics Seminar Speaker: Mikhail Ivanov (MIT) Title: Love and Naturalness Abstract: Recent progress in gravitational wave astronomy has spurred the development of efficient tools to describe gravitational binary dynamics. One such tool is classical worldline effective field theory (EFT). In the first part of my talk, I will show how to […]

What Observables are Safe to Calculate?

CMSA Room G10 CMSA, 20 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, United States

Quantum Matter in Mathematics and Physics Seminar Speaker: Jesse Thaler, MIT Title: What Observables are Safe to Calculate? Abstract: In collider physics, perturbative quantum field theory is the workhorse framework for computing theoretical predictions to compare to experimental measurements. An observable is called "safe" if its cross section can be predicted order-by-order in perturbation theory […]