"Anticipating the Next Discoveries in Particle Physics"

June 6 - July 1, 2016

The application to attend the 2016 TASI is now closed.

Lecturers and Topics

  • Matthew Schwartz (Harvard) | QCD and Collider Physics
  • Sally Dawson (BNL) | Electroweak and Higgs Physics
  • Csaba Csaki (Cornell) | Non-supersymmetric BSM Models
  • Howard Haber (UC Santa Cruz) | Supersymmetric Theory and Models
  • Yuval Grossman (Cornell) | Flavor Physics
  • Andre de Gouvea (Northwestern) | Neutrino Physics
  • Neelima Sehgal (Stony Brook) | Cosmology -- Cosmic Microwave Background
  • Scott Dodelson (Fermilab/Chicago) | Cosmology -- Large Scale Structure
  • Matias Zaldarriaga (IAS Princeton) | Cosmology -- Theory
  • Neal Weiner (NYU) | Dark Matter -- Theory
  • Manoj Kaplinghat (UC Irvine) | Dark Matter -- Observations
  • Tracy Slatyer (MIT) | Dark Matter -- Indirect Detection
  • Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano (Northwestern) | Dark Matter -- Direct Detection
  • Maxim Pospelov (Victoria/Perimeter) | Dark Sectors
  • Tom LeCompte (Argonne) | Experimental Hadron Collider Physics
  • Kyle Cranmer (NYU) | Statistical Methods in Particle Physics Experiments
  • Markus Luty (UC Davis) | Recent Developments in Field Theory
  • Clifford Cheung (Caltech) | Introduction to Scattering Amplitudes
  • Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS Princeton) | The Future of Particle Physics

Public lecture: Nima Arkani-Hamed

Scientific Organizers: Rouven Essig (Stony Brook University) and Ian Low (Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern 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 2016. 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

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, 2016.


The 2016 TASI Wiki is now live. 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.