Dec 16 – 17, 2021
Centre for Particle Theory, Durham
Europe/London timezone

Welcome to YTF 2021! 

YTF exists to bring together postgraduate students working in theoretical physics/applied maths and encourage them to share their research. YTF 21 is a great opportunity for presenting your work, while also engaging and collaborating with students from different universities. YTF 21 will feature:

  • 20 minute talks, with 5 minutes of questions 
  • Gong Show Talks (shorter 5 minute talks)
  • In-person poster session - we will ask poster presenters to record a short video about their poster for our virtual attendees. 

We are very pleased to announce that this year's plenary speaker will be Professor Ruth Gregory!

YTF 21 will be held in person (with virtual options) and hosted by Durham University over two days: Thursday 16th and Friday 17th December 2021. 

We want to make sure YTF is as inclusive as possible. Closed captions will be automatically generated for all talks through Zoom. Please let us know through the registration form of any access requirements you have.

The conference is free to attend. YTF begins immediately after the Annual Theory Meeting (ATM), at 2pm on Thursday. If you are attending ATM with Durham University accommodation, please indicate this on the registration form and your stay will be extended for YTF. We will fund accommodation for all non-local YTF attendees for Thursday night. The conference will finish by 5pm on Friday. ATM will cover travel expenses, including if you are staying for YTF. Alternatively, SUPA can cover travel expenses for Scottish students (in a SUPA member university) if they contact the SUPA office. 

YTF will be fully catered. Please express any dietary requirements on the registration form.

Please also read our Covid-19 mitigation policies on the relevant tab before registering. We will always follow government guidance and may have to revert YTF 21 to an all-virtual format if guidelines change. 

Topics expected to be discussed include:

  • Amplitudes
  • Astroparticle physics
  • BSM physics
  • Cosmology
  • Flavour physics
  • Gravity
  • Holography
  • Lattice QCD
  • Machine learning
  • Non-perturbative QFT
  • Phenomenology
  • QCD
  • String theory
  • SUSY

We are grateful for the support of our sponsors:

  • Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research
  • IoP Gravitation Group
  • IoP Mathematical and Theory Group
  • IoP HEPP Group
  • IoP Astroparticle Group
  • FPUK
  • Durham university
  • IoP Early Carers Members Group
  • IPPP

If you tweet, follow us at @Durham_YTF to keep up-to-date with the latest from the team.  If you have any questions, do get in touch at and someone from the YTF 21 team will get back to you.

Centre for Particle Theory, Durham
IPPP & Dept. Mathematical Sciences Durham University South Road Durham DH1 3LE
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