"Theory in an Era of Data"

June 4 - 29, 2018

2018 TASI Applications are now closed.

Recommenders, please submit your letter of recommendation via our online form.

Lecturers and Topics 

  • Jim Cline (McGill) — Early-Universe Cosmology
  • Ciaran Williams (SUNY Buffalo) — Perturbative Field Theory
  • Frank Krauss (Durham) — QCD at Colliders
  • Janet Conrad (MIT) — Neutrinos
  • Tongyan Lin (UC San Diego) — Dark Matter Models and Direct Searches
  • Tim Cohen (Oregon) — Effective Field Theory
  • Stefania Gori (Cincinnati) — Flavor Physics
  • Daniel Whiteson  (UC Irvine) — Statistics and Machine Learning at Colliders
  • David Hogg (NYU) — Statistics in Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics
  • Dan Hooper (Fermilab) — Indirect Dark Matter Detection
  • Christoph Englert (Glasgow) — Higgs Physics
  • Michelangelo Mangano (CERN) — Future Colliders
  • Paddy Fox (Fermilab) — WIMPS and Supersymmetry
  • Mark Vogelsberger (MIT) — Structure Formation and N-body Simulations

Public Lecture

  • Janet Conrad (MIT) — "A Deep Dive Into the Neutrino Waves"

Scientific Organizers: Tilman Plehn (Heidelberg University) and Tracy Slatyer (MIT)

Local TASI Organizer: Tom Degrand

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 2018. 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 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.

Applying to TASI

The Application form will be available in January 2018. Applicants must submit a completed application and arrange for two professional letters of recommendation be submitted to TASI. Applicants may send potential recommenders a link to the TASI Recommendation form to submit letters.

All forms and letters are due by March 1, 2018.


The 2018 TASI Wiki will be available in May. Please check the wiki often for updates as the month of June progresses.

As per the laws of the State of Colorado and the policies of the University of Colorado Boulder, all registrants should hereby be aware that some portion of the registration fee will be used to purchase alcoholic beverages.

TASI is supported by the University of Colorado, Boulder and The National Science Foundation.