Theoretical Advanced Study Institute in Elementary Particle Physics (TASI)

University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

June 6- July 1, 2011

The Dark Secrets of the Terascale

Lecturers and Topics:

John Campbell (Fermilab) - Perturbative QCD and NLO Monte Carlo Simulations
Daniel Chung (Wisconsin) - Early Cosmology

John Conway (UC Davis) - Results from CMS and the Tevatron; Detector Simulation Tutorial

Lisa Everett (Wisconsin) - Models of Supersymmetry Breaking

Jonathan Feng (UC Irvine) - Astro and Particle Connections

Kyoungchul Kong (Kansas) - CalcHEP and PYTHIA Tutorials

Chris Lester (Cambridge) - Results from ATLAS; Mass and Spin Measurements

Zoltan Ligeti (LBL) – Heavy Flavor and CP Violation

Joseph Lykken (Fermilab) -  The Big Questions and Colliders to Address Them

Stephen Martin (Northern Illinois) – Supersymmetric Theories
Simona Murgia (SLAC/KIPAC) - Experimental Results on Indirect Dark Detection

Eduardo Ponton (Columbia) - Extra Dimensions and Beyond

Sasha Pukhov (Moscow) - Dark Matter Calculations with MicrOMEGAs 

Pierre Ramond (Florida) - Journeys through the Standard Model and beyond

Laura Reina (Florida State) - Higgs Phenomenology

Tarek Saab (Florida) - Experimental Results on Direct Dark Matter Detection

Jay Wacker (SLAC) - Interesting Anomalies and Models to Address Them

Lian-Tao Wang (University of Chicago) - Collider Techniques

Public Lectures

Pierre Ramond - Mathematics, Physics and the LHC (June 9)

Jonathan Feng - Dark Matter (June 21)



Program Co-directors

Konstantin Matchev (Florida)

Timothy Tait (UCI)


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 2011. 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.