There is a large lattice field theory group at Plymouth University. However, this week, the majority of the group are not in Plymouth, but they are attending lattice 2016 international conference on lattice field theory in Southampton. Every year most of the researchers in lattice field theory meet for a 1 week conference. All the recent developments in the field are discussed. It is a time to meet with friends, collaborators (as well as competitors and sometimes even enemies) from around the world. The conference rotates between Europe, Asia, and the US. After a week long conference of plenary talks and parallel talks and conversations over coffee, some people need a long quiet rest, but many physicists are still actively discussing various intricacies of quantum field theory in a box.
This year Dr. Antonio Rago (Plymouth University) and Prof. Kurt Langfeld (Plymouth University and Liverpool University) are part of the local organizing committee for the conference. Dr. Agostino Patella (CERN, Plymouth) is a member of the international organizing committee. In addition Dr . Nicolas Garron and Francesco Capponi from the CMS are also presenting talks at the conference.