"The Obscure Universe: Neutrinos and Other Dark Matters"

June 1 - 26, 2020

Lecturers and Topics 

  • Kev Abazajian (UC Irvine) — Neutrinos in Astrophysics and the Early Universe
  • Eric Dahl (Northwestern) — Dark Matter Experiments
  • Lisa Everett (UW Madison) — Quark and Lepton Flavor Physics
  • Ayres Freitas (Pittsburgh) — The Standard Model of Particle Physics
  • Alex Friedland (SLAC) — Introduction to Neutrino Physics
  • Marilena Loverde (SUNY Stony Brook) — Introduction to Cosmology
  • Tim Linden (Stockholm) —  Dark Matter Indirect Detection
  • Joe Lykken (Fermilab) — Quantum Information Science for Particle Theorists
  • Ernest Ma (UC Riverside) — Neutrino Mass Models
  • Adam Martin (Notre Dame) —  Standard Model Effective Field Theories
  • Donal O'Connell (Edinburgh) —  Amplitudes
  • Laura Reina (Florida State University) —  Perturbative QCD Calculations
  • Martin Schmaltz (Boston University) — Introduction to Dark Matter  
  • Michael Schmitt (Northwestern) —  Statistics for Theorists
  • Kate Scholberg (Duke) — Neutrino Oscillation Experiments
  • Shufang Su (Arizona) — Collider Physics
  • Ben Jones (UT Arlington) — Neutrino Non-Oscillation Experiments

Scientific Organizers: Andre De Gouvea (Northwestern U.) Heather Logan (Carleton U.)

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 2020. The minimum background needed to get full benefit of this TASI is a knowledge of quantum field theory and some familiarity with the Standard Model and issues beyond it. 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 is now closed.

All forms and letters were due by March 1, 2020.


The TASI 2020 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.

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