July 15-26, 2013
From July 15-26, 2013, the Institute for Advanced Study offered the 12th annual Prospects in Theoretical Physics (PiTP) summer program on the Institute campus in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. The PiTP program provided lectures and informal sessions on the latest advances and open questions in various areas of theoretical physics.
PiTP 2013, entitled "LHC Physics," was a program intended for advanced graduate students and postdoctoral scholars interested in the latest developments at the LHC and their implications. It covered topics ranging from experimental results on the Higgs to prospects for physics beyond the standard model. In addition to lectures, it included study sessions where participants worked through some of the basic experimental papers.
Organizers and Lecturers
Nima Arkani-Hamed (Institute for Advanced Study), Robbert Dijkgraaf (Institute for Advanced Study), Beate Heinemann (University of California, Berkeley), Elliot Lipeles (University of Pennsylvania), Juan Maldacena (Institute for Advanced Study), Michelangelo Mangano (CERN), Patrick Meade (Stony Brook University), Chiara Nappi (Princeton University), Nathan Seiberg (Institute for Advanced Study), Sunil Somalwar (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey), Raman Sundrum (University of Maryland), Jesse Thaler (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Scott Thomas (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey), Natalia Toro (Perimeter Institute), Chris Tully (Princeton University), Neal Weiner (New York University), Edward Witten (Institute for Advanced Study), and Kathryn Zurek (University of Michigan).
Important Details to Note
*This was an intensive program open to both advanced graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.
*Individuals from IAS, Princeton University or other local institutions who were interested in attending the program as commuting participants were required to submit an application.
*Participants were expected to be in attendance for the entire two weeks of the program, and to participate in all scientific activities.
*There was no fee charged for participating in the program, however participants were responsible for their own travel expenses and accommodation charges (as appropriate).
*Non-local applicants accepted into the program were allowed to arrange for their own local accommodations, if they wished, or could apply to stay in housing arranged for by the Program. Due to renovations at the IAS campus, most participants were housed in a Princeton University dorm which was located only a short walk from the IAS campus. We heavily subsidized the cost of this housing, so that the charge to participants was only $400 USD for the length of the program (12 nights). In addition, since the dorm did not include kitchen amenities, we provided all participants staying in the dorm with all weekday meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in the Institute dining hall, plus afternoon tea, at no additional charge.
2013 APPLICATION FORM - Program completed.
2013 PROGRAM VIDEOS
2013 PROGRAM PHOTOS
2013 PROGRAM SCHEDULE
2013 Pre-reading List
2013 Participant Information For Graduate Students Staying in Princeton University Dorm
2013 Participant Information For Postdocs Staying in Institute Apartments
2013 Participant Information For Commuters
2013 Suggested Weekend Activities
2013 Hints for Traveling to the PiTP Program
Future PiTP Programs
Background on PiTP
Additional Program History: 2002 - 2012