Computers are great. Ideas are better.
The Amplitudes and Insights effort likes to push the line of failure-point predictions. These involve calculations that take modern methods and world-class technologies to their breaking-point. To make progress, by definition, this strategy invites new ideas, new physical stories, and ultimately the apprehension of novel structure.
The goal is deep physical insight, with a joy in developing and leveraging — for mutual benefit — domain expertise in scattering amplitudes, relativity, quantum field theory, string theory, and cosmology.
Like players of advanced chess, group members are encouraged to invoke algorithms and automation to aid in tactically navigating the diverging tree of candidate moves.
Any open postdoctoral positions are posted on amplitudes.org.
For people who are interested in joining the group as a new Ph.D. student, please go to our departmental website, follow the instructions to apply, and mention interest in working with Professor Carrasco.
The NU mailing address is:
c/o J J M Carrasco
Department of Physics \& Astronomy
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3112
The group was initially funded in part by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Program via the 2014-ERC-stg: Strategic Predictions for Quantum Field Theories (preQFT). Since 2020 the group has been funded through the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the United States Department of Energy, an endowment by the AT & T Corporation, and the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University.
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