The Department of Physics hosts two intensive summer schools for qualified graduate students. These world-class schools provide a highly-specialized course on specific topics that vary from year to year. The application process is very competitive, so applicants are encouraged to apply early.
The Theoretical Advanced Study Institute in Particle Theory (TASI) has been a tradition at CU Boulder since 1989. Each year, around fifty of the most promising advanced theory and experimental graduate students nationwide attend TASI during the month of June. While the overarching topic changes annually, the curriculum features a variety of lectures and seminars. The TASI Program has been very successful in introducing students to a broad range of ideas.
The Boulder School in Condensed Matter and Materials Physics has provided education for advanced graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in condensed matter physics, materials science and related fields since 2000. Held during the month of July, the four-week school offers students the chance work at the frontiers of science and technology by offering unique learning opportunities. The Boulder School in Condensed Matter is funded by the National Science Foundation and the University of Colorado.