Apr 19 – 23, 2021
America/New_York timezone

The XVIIIth annual workshop on Soft-Collinear Effective Theory will be held online, with participants from around the world, over 5 days from April 19-23, 2021. The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers interested in SCET, factorization, resummation and (non)perturbative QCD, to discuss the latest developments and their applications to particle and nuclear physics. 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the meeting will be held using Zoom video conferencing and include a dedicated Slack workspace for participants to interact (the same Slack space which was used for SCET 2020). Online activities will include talks, question periods, coffee breaks for open discussion with a proximity based Video-chat program (gather-town), and social activities.  Registration is required to receive access to the Slack, and hence to Zoom links and other notifications that are needed to participate in the workshop.  

An example schedule for a day of talks is given below. We encourage students, postdocs, and faculty who are interested in speaking to submit an abstract.  Please note that we are again planning on using a time schedule that enables participations for people around the world, so due to the compressed schedule not everyone that applies will be selected to speak.

Held over Zoom, Slack, and Gather-Town. Zoom hosting and other invites supported by MIT. We also thank the Albert Einstein Center (AEC) at the University of Bern for financial support.

The workshop will be held over 5 days and follow a format similar to what was done in 2020 (except with different software to handle discussions and coffee breaks).  Due to the difficulty with having participants in many time zones we intend to have either 4-5 talks per day, each 20+10min.  (A day with 5 talks would be one more than last year.)

A day with 4 talks will look like (East Coast US times):

9:00am - Coffee, Tea, Chat & Setup

9:30am - talk 1

10:10am - talk 2

10:40am - Discussion and Coffee/Tea

11:10am - talk 3

11:50am - talk 4

12:20pm - Discussion and Coffee/Tea

These time periods correspond to (6:00am - 9:30am, West Coast US),  (15:00 - 18:30, Europe),  (9:00pm - 12:30am, China).