The Aspen Center for Physics provides a stimulating, inspiring and beautiful surrounding for discussions, exchange of concrete research ideas, catching up on what others are working on, and gathering feedback on one's own research.

Physics in Aspen

Summer vs. Winter Physics

The summer and winter experiences in Aspen vary from limited talks in the summer to a schedule full of early-morning and late-afternoon presentations in the winter. Applications are available by clicking the Summer and Winter links on the left. Every physicist including members and organizers, who would like to attend the Aspen Center for Physics must fill out an online application.

Publication Citations

  • As a reminder to those who worked on any publication while in Aspen - please cite the Aspen Center for Physics and its NSF support. Note that the NSF grant number depends on the period in which you visited the Center.
  • We recommend the following format for acknowledgement in publications resulting from your participation at the Center: "This work was performed at the Aspen Center for Physics, which is supported by National Science Foundation grant PHY-1607611."
  • (Use grant number 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 recipients should include the following acknowledgment: "This work was partially supported by a grant from the Simons Foundation."
  • The ACP Welcoming Climate

    The Aspen Center for Physics is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. The Center does not discriminate based on personal factors including (but not limited to) race, color, national or ethnic origin, alienage, age, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, political affiliation or philosophy, disability, or veteran's status. In its programs, on its campus, and among its participants and staff, the Center will not tolerate actions that constitute discrimination or harassment. Click the Summer or Winter links on the left and visit the Diversity link available under each to learn more.