James Stirling Memorial Conference

Durham IPPP

Durham IPPP

We are organising a conference to remember our friend and colleague James Stirling. 
The conference will be held on the 17th and 18th of September 2019 in the IPPP at Durham. 
The meeting will be held in conjunction with a meeting of the PDF4LHC working group, 
which seems appropriate in view of James' great contributions to understanding the
structure of the proton.

The memorial part of the conference will be held on the afternoon of the 17th September,
from 14.00-18.00. We are inviting a number of James' colleagues to present brief talks
on their work with James, the significance of his contributions and their memories of 
interacting with him (Photo credit, T Angus).
Accommodation is available at (see registration and fee payment links)

Brooks House 
St Cuthbert's Society, Old Elvet 
DH1 3JP 
T - 0191 334 6596

  • Alan Martin
  • Alan Price
  • Albert De Roeck
  • Andy Parker
  • Anna Kulesza
  • Aude Gehrmann-De Ridder
  • Bryan Webber
  • Claire Gwenlan
  • Dave Charlton
  • Eleni Vryonidou
  • Francesco Giuli
  • Jess Wade
  • Joey Huston
  • Johannes Bluemlein
  • John Dainton
  • Jonathan Gaunt
  • Joseph Bullock
  • Joël Feltesse
  • Juan Cruz-Martinez
  • Keith Ellis
  • Lucian Harland-Lang
  • Maria Ubiali
  • Marian Heil
  • Mark Sutton
  • Michael Wilson
  • Nigel Glover
  • Orlando Villalobos Baillie
  • Paul Newman
  • Richard Ball
  • Robert Thorne
  • Ronald Kleiss
  • Ronan McNulty
  • Ryan Moodie
  • Silvia Pascoli
  • Stefano Forte
  • Stefano Moretti
  • Stephen Ellis
  • Terry Sloan
  • Thomas Gehrmann
  • Valeri Khoze
  • Zoltan Kunszt
  • Tuesday, September 17
    • 8:30 AM 9:00 AM
      Registration 30m
    • 9:00 AM 9:05 AM
      Welcome 5m
      Speaker: Keith Ellis (IPPP)
    • 9:05 AM 10:45 AM
      PDF4LHC--Session 1
      • 9:05 AM
        Recent theoretical advances in DIS QCD evolution 20m
        Speaker: Johannes Bluemlein (DESY)
      • 9:30 AM
        News from CT18 20m
        Speaker: Joey Huston (Michigan State University)
      • 9:55 AM
        News from MMHT 20m
        Speaker: Robert Thorne (University College London)
      • 10:20 AM
        News from NNPDF 20m
        Speaker: Richard Ball (Edinburgh)
    • 10:45 AM 11:10 AM
      Coffee break 25m
    • 11:10 AM 12:55 PM
      PDF4LHC--Session 2
      • 11:10 AM
        Machine learning tools for optimizing PDF training 20m
        Speaker: Juan Cruz-Martinez (University of Milan)
      • 11:35 AM
        The completion of the HERAPDF2.0 family using NNLO jet fits/ NNLO result for alphas using the recent NNLOjet calculations 20m
        Speaker: Claire Gwenlan (UCL)
      • 12:00 PM
        Latest developments from xFitter 20m
        Speaker: Ivan Novikov
    • 12:55 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 1h 5m
    • 2:00 PM 3:15 PM
      WJS Legacy: Topics in Collider Phenomenology
      • 2:00 PM
        Monojets 15m
        Speaker: Stephen Ellis (University of Washington)
      • 2:15 PM
        Rambo, spinors and such 15m
        Speaker: Ronald Kleiss (Nijmegen)
      • 2:30 PM
        Higgs and Multi-jets 15m
        Speaker: Zoltan Kunszt (ITP ETH Zurich)
      • 2:45 PM
        Sudakovs 15m
        Speaker: Anna Kulesza (University of Muenster)
      • 3:00 PM
        Electroweak Phenomena 15m
        Speaker: Eleni Vryonidou (CERN)
    • 3:15 PM 3:40 PM
      Coffee/Tea 25m
    • 3:40 PM 4:10 PM
      WJS Legacy: Parton distribution functions
      • 3:40 PM
        MRS 10m
        Speaker: Alan Martin (IPPP, Durham)
      • 3:50 PM
        and T 10m
        Speaker: Robert Thorne (University College London)
      • 4:00 PM
        Polarized Partons 10m
        Speaker: Thomas Gehrmann (Zurich)
    • 4:10 PM 4:45 PM
      WJS Legacy: Central Exclusive Production, Forward physics and MPI
      • 4:10 PM
        Central Exclusive Production 10m
        Speaker: Lucian Harland-Lang (University College London)
      • 4:20 PM
        KRYSTHAL 10m
        Speaker: Prof. Valeri Khoze (IPPP, Department of Physics, Durham University)
      • 4:30 PM
        Double/multiple parton interactions and factorisation 15m
        Speaker: Jonathan Gaunt
    • 4:45 PM 5:50 PM
      WJS Legacy: Improving the Institutions
      • 4:45 PM
        IPPP 15m
        Speaker: Nigel Glover (IPPP, Durham University)
      • 5:00 PM
        Cambridge and Cavendish 15m
        Speaker: Andy Parker (Cambridge)
      • 5:15 PM
        Imperial and Diversity 15m
        Speaker: Jessica Wade (Imperial)
      • 5:30 PM
        Dedication of the Stirling Room 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Stuart Corbridge (Durham)
    • 6:00 PM 7:30 PM
      Drinks Reception 1h 30m
  • Wednesday, September 18
    • 9:00 AM 10:35 AM
      PDF4LHC--Session 3
      • 9:00 AM
        Vector Meson production in Ultra-Peripheral Collisions at the ALICE experiment 20m
        Speaker: Dr Orlando Villalobos Baillie
      • 9:25 AM
        PDF constraints from ATLAS data 20m
        Speaker: Dr Mark Sutton
      • 9:50 AM
        PDF Studies for the CMS experiment 20m
        Speaker: Aram Apyan
      • 10:15 AM
        How to include LHCb exclusive J/y data in global PDF analyses 20m
        Speaker: Alan Martin (IPPP, Durham)
    • 10:40 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee 20m
    • 11:00 AM 12:40 PM
      PDF4LHC--Session 4
      • 11:00 AM
        Stable covariance matrices for PDF fits 20m
        Speaker: Michael Wilson (University of Edinburgh)
      • 11:20 AM
        Discussion on benchmarking/short contributions 1h
        Speaker: Joey Huston (Michigan State University)