Photos 2009 Program
Program Organizers & Lecturers gather together with Participants for a full group photo¹ outside of Fuld Hall.
in Theoretical Physics (PiTP) Participants attended this year's program
on the campus of
the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS).
The schedule offered two morning
lectures each day of the program, with an occasional
afternoon lecture as well, and participants were given the
to explore the
materials more fully during frequent Homework and Question &
Organizers and Lecturers² for PiTP 2009 were (pictured from left to right): Peter Teuben (University
of Maryland), Derek Richardson
(University of Maryland), Michael Norman (University of California at San
Diego), Volker Springel (Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics), Frans Pretorius (Princeton University), Jim Stone (Princeton University), Anatoly Spitkovsky (Princeton University),
and Scott Tremaine (Institute for Advanced
Study). Lecturers not pictured were Kevin Bowers (Los Alamos National Laboratory and D.E. Shaw
Research), William Dorland (University of Maryland), and Brian Kernighan
One of the goals of the program organizers each year is to reach out to and encourage women in the field, and as a special treat Dr. Shirley Tilghman, President of Princeton University, was invited to host a lunch discussion with female participants on the topic of "Women in Science." Here you can see Dr. Tilghman³ (far left) speaking with the women, and the women engaging in a lively discussion with her and among themselves: Women's Lunch 1³, 2³, 3³, 4³, and 5³.
participants, lecturers and organizers also were invited to
attend two special dinners during the program.
the first week, a Welcome
Dinner was hosted in the Institute Dining Hall by Dr. Peter
Goddard, Director of
the Institute, and Mrs. Helen Goddard (Dinner 1², 2² and 3²).
The second week
more casual evening gathering, a Pizza and Pool Party at Olden
Farm that included numerous sporting activities along with the food and
fun: Party 1², 2², 3², 4², 5², 6², and 7².
¹ Photos by Randall Hagadorn