Bootstrap School 2018, July 8-14

Bootstrap School 2018 will be held at Caltech in Pasadena, CA USA on July 8-14, 2018. Lectures start on the morning of July 8 and end in the afternoon of July 14.

The focus will be on advanced topics related to the dynamics of quantum field theories, including new analytical and numerical bootstrap techniques, Regge physics, energy conditions and their proofs / consequences / generalizations, new anomalies and their implications for renormalization group flows, and modern techniques in integrability and the solution of N=4 Super Yang-Mills theory. The school is open to graduate students and postdocs.

Speakers and Topics


Here is a map of Caltech with important locations marked. Lectures will be in East Bridge, Room 201 (33E on the map).

The high-energy theory area on the 4th floor of Downs-Lauritsen (47 on the map) is available as collaboration and work space. We have also reserved some classrooms: Lauritsen 469, others (TBA).

Special Activities and Events


Here is the Bootstrap workshop 2018 calendar. The agenda for the school is as follows.

Lecture videos

Lecture videos are available here.


Dalimil Mazac - Bootstrap Introduction: Problem Sheet 1

David Simmons-Duffin - Analytic Bootstrap Methods: Problem Sheet 1

Petr Kravchuk - Advanced Conformal Kinematics: Problem Sheet 1 and Problem Sheet 2 and Problem Sheet 3

João Penedones - Regge Physics: Problem Sheet 1

Tom Hartman - Average Null Energy Condition: Problem Sheet 1

Shota Komatsu - Introduction to Integrability: Problem Sheet 1 and Problem Sheet 2 and Problem Sheet 3

Pedro Vieira - Integrability in N=4 Super Yang-Mills: Problem Sheet 1