Photos 2011 Program
Participants in the 2011 Prospects in Theoretical Physics (PiTP) Program gathered for a full group photo¹ outside of Fuld Hall.
Over 100 participants attended PiTP on the campus of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). This was the tenth anniversary of the Program, and this year's schedule offered participants the opportunity to attend three daily lectures, and to work on assigned problems in small groups in the late afternoons. The Scientific Organizers and Lecturers for PiTP 2011 were: Nima Arkani-Hamed (Institute for Advanced Study), Raphael Bousso (University of California, Berkeley), Paolo Creminelli (The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics), William Jones (Princeton University), Juan Maldacena (Institute for Advanced Study), Eva Silverstein (Stanford University), David Spergel (Princeton University), Paul Steinhardt (Princeton University), Leonard Susskind (Stanford University), Tanmay Vachaspati (Arizona State University) and Matias Zaldarriaga (Institute for Advanced Study).
All participants, lecturers and organizers were invited to attend two special dinners during the program. During 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. This dinner provided a wonderful opportunity for participants to mingle further with lecturers like Professor Zaldarriaga² (far right), and to build friendships over drinks and a delicious buffet (Dinner 1², 2² and 3²). The second week featured a more casual evening gathering, a Pizza and Pool Party² at Olden Farm, that provided additional opportunities for one-on-one discussions with lecturers like Professor Vachaspati² (left), as well as a chance to participate in several informal athletic activities (including badminton², frisbee² and soccer²), plus some cooling pool games²!
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