Dec 14 – 15, 2023
Centre for Particle Theory
Europe/London timezone

Welcome to YTF 2023! 

YTF exists to bring together postgraduate students working in theoretical physics/applied maths and encourage them to share their research. YTF 23 is a great opportunity for presenting your work, while also engaging and collaborating with students from different universities. YTF 23 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 Clare Burrage from University of Nottingham!

YTF 23 will be held at Durham University over two days: Thursday 14th and Friday 15th December 2023, 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.

If you have any childcare needs during YTF please feel free to contact us so we can help you in this regard.

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.

Topics expected to be discussed include:

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

If you have any questions, do get in touch with our communications officer Malina at You can also follow us on social media on Twitter (X) @Durham_YTF or Instagram @YTF_2023 to keep up-to-date with the latest from the team. 

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 23 we are proud to be supported by:

Centre for Particle Theory
Department of Physics Durham University South Road Durham DH1 3LE