Oct 2 – 14, 2023
Casa della Cultura di Atrani, Italy
Europe/Zurich timezone

In recent years, great progress has been made on computing rates for production processes of direct relevance to experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), as well as on modeling waveforms for gravitational-wave signals from compact binary systems. The understanding and ability to compute scattering amplitudes and classical observables has been important for linking those seemingly unrelated topics. As a consequence, we are witnessing remarkable advances in both fields.

The aim of the School is to bring together young theorists working on LHC physics with those working on gravitational-wave detection and modeling, and to provide them the analytic tools to compute amplitudes and on-shell quantities. The school is addressed to Ph.D. students and early post-docs in High-Energy and Gravitational Theoretical Physics. 42 hours of lectures and 8 hours of tutorials will be delivered over the 13 days of the School.




  • Gabor Somogyi (Wigner Inst. Budapest): Precision Computations for LHC Physics.
  • Simon Badger (U. Torino): On-shell Methods.
  • Lorenzo Tancredi (Tech. U. Munich): Modern Algebra for Multiloop Amplitudes.
  • Tiziano Peraro (U. Bologna): Multiloop Techniques
  • Andrew McLeod (CERN): Analytic Structure of Amplitudes
  • Neil Cornish (U. Montana): Binary Sources, post-Newtonian Waveforms and Analysis for LIGO & LISA.
  • Leor Barack (U. Southampton): Black Hole Perturbation Theory and Self-Force
  • Rafael Porto (DESY Hamburg): Effective-Field Theory Approaches.
  • Mao Zeng (U. Edinburgh): Amplitudes and Gravitational Waves.
  • Donal O’ Connell (U. Edinburgh): Amplitudes & Observables.
  • Valerie Domcke (CERN): Cosmological Sources of Gravitational Waves.
  • Laura Sberna (MPG Potsdam): Imprint of Environmental Effects on Gravitational Waves.
  • Matteo Becchetti (U. Torino) - Tutorials on Amplitudes.
  • Gregor Kälin (DESY) - Tutorials on Gravitational Waves.


Organising committee:

  • Simon Badger (U. Torino)
  • Maria Cristina D'Amato (INFN LNF)
  • Vittorio Del Duca (INFN LNF)
  • Claude Duhr (U. Bonn)
  • Harald Ita (U. Zürich & PSI)
  • Lucio Mayer (U. Zürich)
  • Daniela Napoleoni (INFN LNF)
  • Francesco Tramontano (U. Napoli & INFN NA)


A welcome reception will be offered on Monday, 2 and 9 October at 6:30 pm in the main square of Atrani (la piazzetta). If the weather is unfavourable, it will be offered at the school.



The school is jointly funded by the INFN and the Universities of Naples and Zurich. This project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme High precision multi-jet dynamics at the LHC (grant agreement number 772099)


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Casa della Cultura di Atrani, Italy

The School will begin on October 2 (Monday) and end on October 14 (Saturday). Participants are expected to arrive on October 1, and leave by October 14. Participation for either of the two weeks is also accepted. Accreditation will occur at the site of the School, the Casa della Cultura, in Atrani on October 1 at 18:30, and on October 9 at 8:30. 

Registration for this event is currently open.