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 Arkani-Hamed (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 Low-dimensional Gauge Theories

Johannes Walcher (IAS)—Calabi—Yau Universe  

Barton Zwiebach (MIT)—Analytic Solutions in Open String Field Theory

and others


The program will consist of a pedagogical series of lectures and seminars. Lectures will be given over a four-week 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 post-doctoral 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 beautifully-located dormitories at the University of Colorado.