TASI has been held each summer since 1984, originally at Michigan, Yale, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe and Brown, and since 1989 in Boulder. Each year, typically, some sixty of the most promising advanced theory graduate students in the United States, along with a few beginning postdocs and experimental graduate students, have attended TASI. TASI-2018 will be held from Monday, June 4 to 29 at the University of Colorado Boulder. The emphasis shifts from year to year, but typically, there have been courses of lectures on phenomenology, field theory, string physics, and the particle - astrophysics interface, as well as seminars on other theoretical and experimental topics. It has been highly successful, especially in introducing students to a broader range of ideas than they normally experience at their home institutions or while working on their dissertation topics.
The themes of the previous three TASI's were "New Frontiers in Fields and Strings," "Anticipating the Next Discoveries in Particle Physics", and "Physics at the Fundamental Frontier". The theme of TASI-2018 will be "Theory in an Era of Data".
TASI has limited funds to support participants. In past years, most of the participants were given partial support to take care of the cost of meals and accommodation at one of the residence halls on campus and some travel expenses.
TASI is managed by a Scientific Advisory Board. Presently, its members are L. Dixon, Chair (SLAC), T. LeCompte (Fermilab), J. Maldacena (Princeton, IAS), W. Taylor (MIT) T. Tait (Irvine), and L. Reina (Florida State). T. DeGrand (Colorado) is the General Director. K. T. Mahanthappa was the General Director for twenty-five years (1989-2013).
Boulder is forty miles from Denver International Airport. The campus is located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 5400 feet. The weather during June is usually quite pleasant, with a temperature range of 55° F to 85° F, low humidity, and regular afternoon thunderstorms. A sweater is a necessity and rain gear is useful.
Students will be housed in one of the residence halls on campus, two people per room. There are a few single rooms. Each room is equipped with two single beds. With arrival on June 3 (Sunday) and departure on June 30 (Saturday), all weekday meals and Saturday brunch will be provided, except on June 30. The cost of lodging and board for this period will be approximately $1700 per person.
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.