“The environment at Aspen offers an inspiring and well functioning location for research to be advanced. The low key and informal approach of the staff is perfect for creating an atmosphere where science happens and new ideas are initiated. I do think that my research this year will be improved and more inspired due to my attendance at Aspen and the Center has performed a valuable function in this regard.”

Physicists Remember Aspen

To help celebrate 50 years of physics in Aspen, we have asked physicists who have visited in the summer how the Aspen Center for Physics changed or inspired their work, career or research. On the links to the left you can read the impacts of the Aspen experience sorted alphabetically by physicists' last names.

From bits about specific scientific breakthroughs to vignettes of life at the Center, there is a broad array of memories and moments as seen through the eyes of visiting physicists.