QUC Summer School on “A.I. in High Energy Physics”



 July 4-15, 2022     

Rm 1503, Bldg 1, KIAS (Hybrid School)     

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Michael Trott (Niels Bohr Institute)

Title: The SMEFT/geoSMEFT- the modern EFT analysis of collider data

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Rodrigo Alonso (IPPP, Durham)
Title: Higgs Effective Field Theory

References for models that don't have constant curvature 

and mappings to HEFT



Clifford Cheung (Cal Tech, EFT, S-matrix)
Title: Introduction to Scattering Amplitudes
e-Print:  1708.03872 [hep-ph] 

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Suggested further readings:

- papers which show that Yang-Mills^2 = gravity.


- papers reviewing the Galileon and Special Galileon models (and maybe Born-Infeld) 


- papers related to the connection between scattering amplitudes and 
gravitational waves


- papers on the bootstrap with rotational symmetry (not the Lorentz symmetry)

- papers on color-kinematics duality in case of SU(3)-->SU(2) ,etc.



Yu-tin Huang (National Taiwan Univ)
Title: Amplitudes
e-Print:  1308.1697 [hep-th] 

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In the following are some references that maybe helpful:

1. The majority of the lecture can be found in 


In particular, the constraints from consistent interaction of massless states can be found in section 3.1. The discussion for massive higher spin and its constraint is in 5.2.2. Finally the discussion on the Higgs mechanism is found in sec 6 

2. The discussion of anomalies in an onshell view point can be found in 


3. A recent Macine learning approach on CFT bootstrap, which can be applied to S-matrix can be found in 



Cliff Burgess (McMaster and Perimeter)
Title: EFT in Inflation   

As to reading materials, I will make my slides available once they are ready in final form (so students need not worry about transcribing what I write in them).

There are also a variety of lecture notes they can use. I will follow quite closely these 


since they were my given mandate. Some general reviews of effective theories in gravity and in general are in 



These, and other possibly useful lecture notes on GR, QFT, the SM and cosmology, are available at my lecture-notes page:


For a review of Ostrogradsky ghosts see: https://arxiv.org/abs/1506.02210
The argument I made about why higher derivative terms are not a problem in EFTs is summarized in https://arxiv.org/abs/1404.2236. It has also been pointed out - in https://arxiv.org/abs/1709.09695 -  that in practice the leading terms that do arise in scalar EFTs often in any case by accident have the Horndeski form, at least for the lowest few dimensions of an EFT.


Sung Hak Lim (Rutgers Univ)

- Here is a basic tutorial for configuring the Google Colab environment for tutorial sessions.


- Here is a link to day 1 tutorial materials.


On Monday, I'm planning to cover the following topics:

1.      PyTorch basics

2.      gradient descent methods

3.      regression problems and simple examples

4.      classification problems and simple examples

- The materials for 2nd tutorial


Jesse Thaler (MIT/IAIFI)
Title: Weak Supervision for the Strong Force



Isaac Kim (UC Davis)
Lecture 1: Basics of Quantum Computing
Lecture 2: Quantum Circuit

Lecture 3: Hamiltonian Simulation Algorithms: Part 1
Lecture 4: Hamiltonian Simulation Algorithms: Part 2


David Shih (Rutgers Univ), Gregor Kasieczka (Univ. of Hamburg, Machine Learning)

Title: "Modern Machine Learning and Particle Physics"

July 12 (Gregor):


July 13 (Gregor):


July 14 (Gregor):





Max Tegmark (MIT/ IAIFI/CBMM)
Title: AI for physics & physics for AI

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Alex Pomarol (Barcelona, CERN and KIAS)

Title : Amplitudes for EFT