Dec 15 – 16, 2022
Centre for Particle Theory, Durham
Europe/London timezone

Welcome to YTF 2022! 

YTF exists to bring together postgraduate students working in theoretical physics/applied maths and encourage them to share their research. YTF 22 is a great opportunity for presenting your work, while also engaging and collaborating with students from different universities. YTF 22 will feature:

  • 20 minute talks, with 5 minutes of questions 
  • Gong Show Talks (shorter 5 minute talks)
  • Evening poster session  

There will also be a talk from a plenary speaker, this year it will be Malcolm Fairbairn from KCL!

YTF 22 will be held at Durham University over two days: Thursday 15th and Friday 16th December 2022, registration is on a first-come first-served basis.

We want to make sure YTF is as inclusive as possible. All attendees must abide by the code of conduct and any breaches or concerns can be reported to the EDI officer who will be present during the conference. A quiet room will be provided at the venue. All talks will be broadcast on Zoom, and closed captions will be automatically generated for all talks. All presenters are encouraged to consider using colour-blind friendly styles for their materials. In addition, please let us know through the registration form of any access requirements you have.

For information regarding travel and accommodation, please review the travel and accommodation tab.

Update 02/12/22: YTF 22 will be held in hybrid format, allowing presentations in-person and virtually. Registration closed for in-person attendance.

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

On Twitter, 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 with our communications officer Tommy at

We could not hope to run this conference every year without the generous support of our sponsors to whom we are extremely grateful. For YTF 22 we are proud to be supported by:

  • The Fundamental Physics UK (FPUK) Virtual Theory Centre
  • The Institute of Physics Gravitational Physics Group (IoP Gravitational)
  • The Institute of Physics Astroparticle Physics Group (IoP Astroparticle)
  • The UK Lattice Field Theory (UKLFT) Centre
  • The Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Sciences (Heilbronn)
  • The Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, Durham University (IPPP)
Centre for Particle Theory, Durham
Department of Physics Durham University South Road Durham DH1 3LE