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The Aspen Center for Physics
Science Leadership Since 1962



Did you know...

  • Over 10,000 physicists have come to Aspen to ponder, argue, and discover the new ideas that underlie advances in science and technology
  • 64 Nobel Laureates have participated
  • 65 countries have been represented
  • The concept for arXiv was born here
  • More than 10,000 journal articles, books and proceedings have been published citing the Center for contributions in particle physics, condensed matter physics, astrophysics, cosmology, biophysics, mathematics, gravitational wave physics, nonlinear dynamics and other physics–related sciences.
  • The Center was designated as an American Physical Society Historical Physics Site in 2012


  • The Aspen Center for Physics nurtures cutting-edge research in physics and related disciplines by providing a unique physical and scientific environment ideally suited for stimulating interactions, collaborations, and innovation. The Center also aims to increase public understanding of and interest in physics through a variety of education and outreach activities at the Center and in the town of Aspen.

    Every year, over 1000 scientists from around the world participate in scientific programs at the Center. One-week conferences throughout the winter focus on forefront research topics. In the summer, a series of two- to four-week workshops offer researchers opportunities for informal interactions that often stimulate new research directions. In the summer, the Center also hosts a number of working groups and individual researchers, providing them an environment for contemplation, concentration, and collaboration on its bucolic campus on the edge of Aspen.

    With primary support from the National Science Foundation as well as private foundations and donors, the non-profit Center is governed by a volunteer board of up to 80 members, including 9 trustees, and operated by a dedicated staff of two full-time employees and three part-time employees.



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