The Summer Program at Aspen Center for
Physics is held from late-May to
mid-September. We provide a unique
environment for extended discussion and
collaborative research of a type not
generally possible at shorter workshops and
conferences. The Center thus requires that
participants stay at the Center for a minimum of two full
working weeks, with stays of
three and four weeks encouraged and stays of
five weeks possible. Read more
here to understand how the benefits of
long stays far outweigh the costs.
All participants must
apply before the January 31
deadline and must then be accepted.
Unfortunately, applications far exceed
available spaces. Acceptances are emailed in
mid-March. All invited participants are
welcome to participate in all workshop
sessions held at the Center during their
For past participants
Proper acknowledgement of Aspen Center
for Physics in your publications:
who worked on any publication while
at the Center should include the
Aspen Center for Physics and its NSF
support in the Acknowledgements.
We recommend the following format for
acknowledgement in publications
resulting from your participation at the
work was performed at the Aspen
Center for Physics, which is
supported by National Science
Foundation grant PHY-1607611."
Note that the NSF grant number depends
on the period in which you visited the
Center. Replace grant number PHY-1607611
by PHY-1066293 if your work was
performed during a visit to the Center
in summer 2016 or a previous summer, or
during one of the following 2017 winter
conferences: Topological Metamaterials,
The Dawning Era of Gravitational Wave
Astrophysics, and Fast Radio Bursts: New
Probes of Fundamental Physics and
Cosmology. Use both grant numbers if
work was performed in both periods. The
phrase, "This work was performed" should
be modified as appropriate. Examples
include, but are not limited to, "This
work was performed in part," "The work
of [author subset] ABC and DEF was
performed," "This work was initiated,"
"This work was completed," or "This
collaboration was initiated."
Simons Foundation support
should add the following statement to
the above: "The participation of A. A.
at the Aspen Center for Physics was
supported by the Simons Foundation."
where A. A. are the initials of the
reluctant to commit to three weeks..
but there were a host of interesting
talks and discussion sessions going
on, people I wanted to chat with
about science, and then there was my
vision of sequestering myself and
finally writing a paper...after I
got into the rhythm of Aspen life, I
realized that there was time to do
all three, and no matter which
aspect I was focused on at the
moment, it was productive..."
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