The annual DESY Theory Workshop is organized by the elementary particle physics community in Germany. The focus is on a topical subject in theoretical particle physics and related fields. The workshop features:


  • Four half-day plenary sessions of specialized talks by invited speakers.
  • Two half-days of parallel sessions, allowing young researchers to present their work.
  • The DESY Heinrich-Hertz-Lecture on Physics for public outreach.


The workshop is preceded by a colloquium in memoriam of Prof. Dr. Rudolf Haag on 26 - 27 September 2016


Plenary Talks
L. F. Alday (Oxford)
N. Arkani-Hamed (Princeton)
M. Bañuls (Garching)
F. Di Renzo (Parma)
T. Dumitrescu (Harvard U.)
K. Fredenhagen (Hamburg)
Y. Geyer (Oxford)
M. Huerta (CA Bariloche)
R. Janik (Krakow)
H. Johansson (Uppsala)
I. Klebanov (Princeton)
Z. Komargodsky (Rehovot)
M. Lüscher (CERN)
K. Papadodimas (CERN)
V. Pestun (Bures sur Yvette)
N. Seiberg (Princeton)
T. Tanaka (Kyoto)
J. Teschner (DESY)
U.-J. Wiese (Bern)
B. van Rees (Durham)
DESY Heinrich Hertz Lecture on Physics
N. Seiberg (IAS Princeton)
Thursday, September 29, 2016, DESY Auditorium

Parallel Sessions and Convenors

Contributions by young researchers are especially encouraged. Abstracts can be submitted online before August 22, 2016. Limited financial support for young physicists is available upon request.

Cosmology & Astroparticle Physics:

M. Garny (CERN), V. Pettorino (Heidelberg)

Particle Phenomenology:

M. Worek (RWTH Aachen), A. Weiler (TU Munich)

Strings & Mathematical Physics:

V. Forini (HU Berlin), J. Walcher (Heidelberg)


Organizing Committee

G. Arutyunov (Chair), J. Henn, S. Hollands, H. Gies, K. Jansen, A. Klemm, E. Pomoni, V. Schomerus, S. Stieberger, S. Theisen