�There were several talks on subjects I knew little about, and the relaxed approach at Aspen of mainly blackboard talks with only loosely defined time limits provided the opportunity to familiarize myself with many subjects. Even more valuable than attending talks was the opportunity to interact with the participants. The discussions I had ranged from 15 minutes to several hours and many provided invaluable insight. In spite of all the talks and personal interactions I had ample time to continue my research as well.�

Past Workshops



Summer, 2016

Summer, 2015

Summer, 2014

Summer, 2013

Summer, 2012

Summer, 2011

  • 08/21 � 09/11 Flavor Origins
  • 08/21 � 09/11 The Galactic Bulge and Bar
  • 08/14 � 09/11 A Theoretical and Experimental Vision for Direct and Indirect Dark Matter Detection
  • 07/24 � 08/21 Holography and Singularities in String Theory and Quantum Gravity
  • 07/24 � 08/21 New Topological States of Quantum Matter
  • 06/26 � 07/24 Year One of the LHC
  • 06/26 � 07/24 A New Century of Superconductivity: Iron Pnictides and Beyond
  • 06/12 � 07/03 Computation and Collective Behavior in Biological Systems
  • 06/05 � 06/26 Few- and Many-Body Physics in Cold Quantum Gases Near Resonances
  • 06/05 � 06/26 Stellar and Intermediate Mass Black Holes: Gravitational Physics and Radiation Sources across the Universe
  • 05/22 � 06/05 Quantum Information in Quantum Gravity and Condensed-Matter Physics
  • 05/22 � 06/05 Galaxy and Central Black Hole Coevolution: Gravitation-Wave and Multi-Messenger Astronomy
  • 05/22 � 06/12 Fluctuations and Response in Granular Materials

Summer, 2010

  • 08/22 � 09/12 Star Formation in Galaxies: From Recipes to Real Physics
  • 08/22 � 09/12 New Perspectives in Strongly Correlated Electrostatics in Soft Matter
  • 08/22 � 09/12 Patterns on Thin Sheets: From stressed inanimate materials to biomembranes and growing tissues
  • 08/08 � 08/22 Taking Supernova Cosmology into the Next Decade
  • 07/25 � 08/22 Quantum Many-Body Physics in One Dimension
  • 07/18 � 08/08 Low Dimensional Topological Matter
  • 06/27 � 07/25 New Mathematical Methods in Quantum Gauge Theories
  • 06/20 � 07/18 From Colliders to the Dark Sector: Understanding Dark Matter at Particle Colliders and Beyond
  • 06/13 � 06/27 Gev and Tev Sources in the Milkyway
  • 06/13 � 07/04 Astrophysics and Cosmology with the 21-cm Background
  • 05/23 � 06/13 Critical Behavior of Lattice Models in Condensed Matter and Particle Physics
  • 05/23 � 06/13 Strong Dynamics Beyond the Standard Model
  • 05/23 � 06/20 Forefront QCD and LHC Discoveries

Summer, 2009

  • 08/16 � 09/13 Bacteria Meet Physics
  • 08/16 � 09/13 Filamentous Assemblies: Complex Ordering from Biopolymers to Nano-rods
  • 08/09 � 09/13 Correlated Behavior and Quantum Criticality in Heavy Fermion and Related System
  • 07/26 � 08/16 Unity of String Theory
  • 07/05 � 08/09 Beyond the Standard Model Physics at the Threshold
  • 07/05 � 07/26 Quantum Vortices and Fluctuations in Superconductors and Superfluids
  • 06/14 � 07/05 Wide-Fast-Deep Surveys: New Astrophysics Frontier
  • 06/14 � 07/05 Neutrino Physics on Earth, In the Stars, and in the Cosmos
  • 06/14 � 07/05 Testing General Relativity in the Cosmos
  • 05/24 � 06/14 Quantum Simulation/Computation with Cold Atoms and Molecules
  • 05/24 � 06/14 String Duals of Finite Temperature and Low-Dimensional Systems
  • 05/24 � 06/1 Fingerprints of the Early Universe

Summer, 2008

  • 08/17 � 09/07 Characteristics and Habitability of Super Earths
  • 08/10 � 08/31 Evolution: From Atoms to Organisms
  • 07/27 � 09/07 Frontiers in Strongly Correlated Systems
  • 07/20 � 08/17 LHC: Beyond the Standard Model Signals in a QCD Environment
  • 07/06 � 07/27 Active Galactic Nuclei: Interplay-Supermassive Bl Holes, Star Formation & Galaxy Evolution
  • 06/22 � 07/20 Supersymmetry Breaking & its Mediation in Field & String Theories
  • 06/15 � 07/06 Interfaces, Topological Defects & Flexible Packings: Applied Geometry in CM
  • 06/08 � 06/29 The Physics of Graphene
  • 05/25 � 06/15 Gravitational Wave Astronomy
  • 05/25 � 06/22 Complexity, Disorder and Algorithms

Summer, 2007

  • 08/12 � 09/02 Systems Biology of Infectious Diseases
  • 08/12 � 09/02 Between the LHC and B Factories
  • 07/29 � 09/02 Novel Aspects of Superconductivity
  • 07/23 � 08/12 Jamming
  • 07/01 � 07/22 Topological Phases and Applications to Quantum Information Processing
  • 07/01 � 07/29 String Theory and Quantum Geometry
  • 06/17 � 07/01 Supernovae as Cosmological Distance Indicators
  • 06/10 � 07/01 Notions of Locomotion
  • 06/10 � 07/01 Modeling Galaxy Clustering
  • 06/03 � 06/17 Implications of Swift’s Discoveries about Gamma-Ray Bursts
  • 05/27 � 06/10 Cytoskeletal Assembly & Cellular Motility
  • 05/27 � 06/10 Neutrino Physics: Looking Forward

Summer, 2006

  • 08/20 � 09/10 Extreme Mechanics: Current Issues in Continuum and Fluid Mechanics
  • 08/20 � 09/10 Recent Advances in Black Hole Physics in String Theory
  • 07/30 � 08/20 Physics Inspired by Biology
  • 07/30 � 09/03 Particle Theory in Anticipation of the LHC
  • 07/09 � 08/06 String Theory, Gauge Theory and Particle Physics
  • 07/02 � 07/30 Interactions, Coherence and Control in Mesoscopic Systems
  • 06/18 � 07/02 Magnetic Self-Organization in Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas
  • 06/18 � 07/09 Physical and Mathematical Aspects of Packing
  • 06/11 � 07/02 Deconstructing the Local Group: Galaxy Formation in Our Own Backyard
  • 05/28 � 06/11 Supersolid State of Matter
  • 05/28 � 06/18 Cosmic Voids
  • 05/28 � 06/18 Galaxy Evolution from Large Surveys

Summer, 2005

  • 08/21 � 09/11 Ultrahigh-Energy Cosmic Rays
  • 08/21 � 09/11 Spatial Effects in Signal Transduction
  • 08/14 � 09/11 Collider Physics: from the Tevatron to the LHC to the Linear Collider
  • 07/31 � 08/21 Supercosmology
  • 07/17 � 08/14 Gauge Theories and Fractionalization in Correlated Quantum Matter
  • 07/10 � 07/31 Revealing Black Holes
  • 06/19� 07/10New Approaches to Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
  • 06/19 � 07/17 Dynamics, Structure and Correlation in Glasses
  • 06/12 � 07/03 Novel Approaches to Climate
  • 05/29 � 06/12 Physics of the S-Process
  • 05/29 � 06/19 LISA Data: Analysis, Sources and Science
  • 05/29 � 06/19 Ultracold Trapped Atomic Gases

Summer, 2004

  • 08/15 � 09/12 Strings and the Real World
  • 08/15 � 09/12 Cosmic Acceleration: Dark Energy or New Gravitational Physics
  • 08/09 � 09/12 Pseudogaps in Strongly Correlated Metals
  • 07/19 � 08/15 Strings, Branes and Superpotentials
  • 07/19 � 08/08 Coherence and Dissipation in Quantum Systems
  • 06/28 � 07/18 Lepton number violation: Neutrinos, Leptogenesis, Grand Unified Theories and Beyond
  • 06/28 � 07/18 Star Formation in Galaxies
  • 06/28 � 07/11 Physics Education and Outreach
  • 06/06 � 06/27 The Formation of Supermassive Black Holes
  • 05/31 � 06/27 Coherence and Coordination in the Brain: Perspectives From Olfaction And Birdsong
  • 05/31 � 06/27 Geometry and Materials Physics: Making the Connection

Summer, 2003

  • 08/18 � 09/07 Signaling, Gene Expression and Cell Fate
  • 08/11 � 08/31 Interactions and Disorder in Metals and Insulators in Two Dimensions
  • 08/11 � 09/07 Time and String Theory
  • 07/21 � 08/10 The Flavor Puzzle: Data Confronts Theory
  • 07/07 � 08/10 Competing Orders and Quantum Criticality in Correlted Electrons, Bosons and Spin Systems
  • 06/23 � 07/20 Theory and Phenomenology of Physics at the Tev Scale
  • 06/16 � 07/06 Exploring the Interface Between Cold Atom and Condensed Matter Physics: From Strong Correlation to Entanglement
  • 06/09 � 06/22 Magnetic Reconnection
  • 06/09 � 06/29 The Microwave Background After MAP
  • 05/26 � 06/08 The Nuclear Physics of Core Collapse Supernovae
  • 05/26 � 06/08Complex Networks in Biology: From Molecules to Neurons
  • 05/26 � 06/15 Cosmology and Astrophysics with Galaxy Clusters

Summer, 2002

  • 08/19 � 09/08 New Dimensions in String Cosmology
  • 08/19 � 09/08 Wave Dynamics in Biological Excitable Media
  • 08/05 � 09/08 Fundamentals of String Theory
  • 07/15 � 08/18 Collective Phenomena in Disordered Insulators and Glassy Systems
  • 07/08 � 08/04 Advances in Field Theory and Applications to Particle Physics
  • 06/24 � 07/07 Compact Object Populations in External Galaxies
  • 06/24 � 07/142 Astrophysical Disks
  • 06/03 � 06/23 Structure Formation in the Era of Large Surveys
  • 05/27 � 06/23 Coulomb Effects in Soft Condensed Matter and Biomolecular Science
  • 05/27 � 06/23 Underground Science

Summer, 2001

  • 08/19 � 09/09 Enzymatic Networks and Cellular Signaling
  • 08/19 � 09/09 Flavor Physics: Standard Model and Beyond
  • 08/05 � 09/09 Extreme String Theory: New Phenomena and Their Applications
  • 07/29 � 08/19 Spins in Nanostructures
  • 07/08 � 08/05 Electroweak Symmetry Breaking and TeV Scale Physics after LEP
  • 07/01 � 07/29 Emergent Behavior in Correlated Electron Materials
  • 06/17 � 07/08 Fundamental Issues in Quantum Gases
  • 06/10 � 07/01 Gamma Ray Bursts in the Afterglow Era
  • 06/10 � 07/01 Compact Objects in Dense Star Clusters
  • 05/27 � 06/17 Science with Wide-Field Survey Telescopes
  • 05/27 � 06/10 New Astrophysics and Cosmology with a Virtual Observatory