"Besides all the fight for grants and positions, scientists should sometimes rest and consider what is our actual goal: understanding the origin of our Universe and the physical processes that govern its evolution. The core idea of Aspen - bringing a group of interested and smart people together and letting them think and chat about their subject - is well suited to achieve this goal."

Recent Past Dialogues

2014 Dialogues

2013 Dialogues

  • Anthony Tyson
    Exploring the Dark Universe: Discovery and Invention
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  • Hirosi Ooguri
    What is Gravity?
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  • Kathryn Johnston
    The Milky Way as Cannibal
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  • Carlos Wagner
    What We Know About the Higgs Boson, One Year Later

2012 Dialogues

2011 Dialogues

  • Kathryn Zurek
    Physics at the Frontiers:Exotic and Unexpected Signals at the LHC
  • Herbi Dreiner
    Radioactivity, Nuclear Power Plants, and Fukushima
  • Elliot Lipeles
    The Large Hadron Collider: On the Road to Discovery
  • Piers Coleman
    From the Quantum to the Micron: the Mind-Blowing Quest to Understand Matter and Life Between the Angstrom and the Micron
  • Stuart Raby
    Power and Beauty of Symmetry: Beyond the Standard Model

2010 Dialogues

  • Michael Hopkins
    Mathematical Invariants: How to Know the Answer in Advance
  • Maria Spiropulu
    The LHC
  • Robbert Dijkgraaf
    The Work of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Adiel Stern
    Quantum Electronics and the Shackles of Practicality

2009 Dialogues

  • Liam McAllister, Hiranya Peiris, Richard Easther, Clifford Burgess
    Matter and Antimatter: The Science of Angels and Demons, The Movie
  • Ignacio Cirac, David Weiss
    Might Quantum Computers Change the World?
  • Zeljko Ivezic
    The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope: Space Movies and Killer Asteroids
  • Karin Rabe
    Energy and Climate Change