Theoretical Advanced Study Institute in Elementary Particle Physics (TASI)
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
May 28–June 22, 2007
“String Universe”
NEW: Videos of the lectures can be found here!
Lecturers and Topics: (Updated 3/22/2007) Mina Aganagic (Berkeley)—Topological Strings and Applications Nima ArkaniHamed (Harvard)—Fundamental Physics, Cosmology and the Landscape David Berenstein (UCSB)—Topics in AdS/CFT Raphael Bousso (Berkeley)—Cosmology and the Landscape Claudio Campagnari (UCSB)—LHC Physics: An Experimentalist's Perspective Paolo Creminelli (ICTP)—Topics in Cosmology Eric D'Hoker (UCLA)—SUSY Gauge Theories and AdS/CFT Steve Gubser (Princeton)—AdS/CFT and RHIC Physics Ken Intriligator (UCSD)—Supersymmetry Breaking Shamit Kachru (Stanford)—String Compactification David Kutasov (Chicago)—Branes and Field Theory Hong Liu (MIT)—Strings, Blackholes and Heavy Ion Collisions Lisa Randall (Harvard)—TBA Martin Schmaltz (Boston)—Beyond the Standard Model Particle Physics Eva Silverstein (Stanford)—The Many Dimensions of String Duality David Tong (Cambridge)—Solitons and Lowdimensional Gauge Theories Johannes Walcher (IAS)—Calabi—Yau Universe Barton Zwiebach (MIT)—Analytic Solutions in Open String Field Theory

The program will consist of a pedagogical series of lectures and seminars. Lectures will be given over a fourweek period, three or four lectures per day, Monday through Friday. The audience will be composed primarily of advanced theoretical graduate students. Experimentalists with a strong background in theory are also encouraged to apply. Some postdoctoral fellows will be admitted, but preference will be given to applicants who will not have received their Ph.D. before 2007. The minimum background needed to get full benefit of TASI is a knowledge of quantum field theory (including RGEs) and familiarity with the Standard Model. Some familiarity with SUSY and string theory would be helpful. We hope to provide some subsidy, but students will need partial support from other sources. Rooms, meals, and access to all facilities will be provided at reasonable rates in beautifullylocated dormitories at the University of Colorado.