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
    • 1
      Speaker: Keith Ellis (IPPP)
    • PDF4LHC--Session 1
      • 2
        Recent theoretical advances in DIS QCD evolution
        Speaker: Johannes Bluemlein (DESY)
      • 3
        News from CT18
        Speaker: Joey Huston (Michigan State University)
      • 4
        News from MMHT
        Speakers: Robert Thorne (University College London) , Robert Thorne (University College London)
      • 5
        News from NNPDF
        Speaker: Richard Ball (Edinburgh)
    • 10:45 AM
      Coffee break
    • PDF4LHC--Session 2
      • 6
        Machine learning tools for optimizing PDF training
        Speaker: Juan Cruz-Martinez (University of Milan)
      • 7
        The completion of the HERAPDF2.0 family using NNLO jet fits/ NNLO result for alphas using the recent NNLOjet calculations
        Speaker: Claire Gwenlan (UCL)
      • 8
        Latest developments from xFitter
        Speaker: Ivan Novikov
    • 12:55 PM
    • WJS Legacy: Topics in Collider Phenomenology
    • 3:15 PM
    • WJS Legacy: Parton distribution functions
      • 14
        Speaker: Alan Martin (IPPP, Durham)
      • 15
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        Speaker: Robert Thorne (University College London)
      • 16
        Polarized Partons
        Speaker: Thomas Gehrmann (Zurich)
    • WJS Legacy: Central Exclusive Production, Forward physics and MPI
      • 17
        Central Exclusive Production
        Speaker: Lucian Harland-Lang (University College London)
      • 18
        Speaker: Prof. Valeri Khoze (IPPP, Department of Physics, Durham University)
      • 19
        Double/multiple parton interactions and factorisation
        Speaker: Jonathan Gaunt
    • WJS Legacy: Improving the Institutions
      • 20
        Speaker: Nigel Glover (IPPP, Durham University)
      • 21
        Cambridge and Cavendish
        Speaker: Andy Parker (Cambridge)
      • 22
        Imperial and Diversity
        Speaker: Jessica Wade (Imperial)
      • 23
        Dedication of the Stirling Room
        Speaker: Prof. Stuart Corbridge (Durham)
    • 6:00 PM
      Drinks Reception
  • Wednesday, September 18
    • PDF4LHC--Session 3
    • 10:40 AM
    • PDF4LHC--Session 4
      • 28
        Stable covariance matrices for PDF fits
        Speaker: Michael Wilson (University of Edinburgh)
      • 29
        Discussion on benchmarking/short contributions
        Speaker: Joey Huston (Michigan State University)