"Physics at the Fundamental Frontier"

June 5 - 30, 2017

2017 TASI Applications are now closed.

Lecturers and Topics

  • Lara Anderson (Virginia Tech) — “Geometric Tools for String Compactifications”

  • Daniel Baumann (Amsterdam) — “Primordial Cosmology”

  • Miranda Cheng (Amsterdam) — "Moonshine"

  • Mirjam Cvetič (Penn) —  “Geometry of Gauge Symmetries in F-theory”

  • Oliver DeWolfe (Colorado) — “Applications of Gauge/Gravity Duality”

  • Lance Dixon  (SLAC) — “Amplitudeology”

  • Johanna Erdmenger (Würzburg) — “Introduction to Gauge/Gravity Duality”

  • Jim Halverson (Northeastern) — “String Remnants”

  • Daniel Harlow (Harvard/MIT) — “The emergence of bulk physics in AdS/CFT”

  • Matthew Headrick (Brandeis) — "Entanglement in field theory and holography"

  • Igor Klebanov (Princeton) — “Large N Models”

  • Thomas LeCompte (Argonne National Lab) — "What have we learned from the LHC so far?"

  • Luis Lehner (Perimeter) — “Gravitational wave astronomy: Status, promises and challenges”

  • Hong Liu (MIT) — "Non-equilibrium effective field theories, hydrodynamics, and emergent supersymmetry"

  • Juan Maldacena (Institute for Advanced Study) —“Simple toy models for black holes” (4 lectures + a public lecture)

  • Silviu Pufu (Princeton) — Bootstrap and CFT above Two Dimensions

  • Cumrun Vafa (Harvard) (To Be Confirmed)  — “String Landscape and the Swampland”

  • LianTao Wang (Chicago) — “Particle Physics at Colliders”

  • Timo Weigand (Heidelberg) — “F-theory”

  • Xi Yin (Harvard) — "Aspects of two-dimensional conformal field theories"

Scientific Organizers: Mirjam Cvetič (University of Pennsylvania) and Igor Klebanov (Princeton University)

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 2017. 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 December, 2016. 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 were due by March 1, 2017.


2017 TASI Wiki

The 2017 TASI Wiki is now available. 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.