Recent Past Workshops



Summer 2019, click here for details

  • 5/26 - 6/09 String Theory and the Hidden Universe
  • 5/26 - 6/16 Progress after Impasse: New Frontiers in Dark Matter
  • 6/02 - 6/23 The Turbulent Life of Cosmic Baryons
  • 6/09 - 6/30 Active and Driven Matter: Connecting Quantum and Classical Systems
  • 6/16 - 7/07 Moiré Materials: Strong Correlations in Synthetic Superlattices 
  • 6/23 - 7/14 Quantum Spin Liquids
  • 7/07 - 7/28 Information Processing in Single Cells
  • 7/14 - 8/04 Realizations and Applications of Quantum Coherence in Non-Equlibrium Systems
  • 7/28 - 8/18 Generalized Symmetries, Anomalies, and Observables
  • 8/04 - 8/25 Scattering Amplitudes and the Conformal Bootstrap
  • 8/11 - 9/15 The Energy Frontier Beyond LHC Run 2
  • 8/18 - 9/15 Astrophysics in the LIGO/Virgo Era
  • 8/25 - 9/15 Non-Standard Cosmology Probes

Summer 2018, click here for details

  • 5/27 - 6/17 From Physics to Applications of Quantum Computers
  • 5/27 - 9/17 The Physics of Behavior: Movement, Control, and Learning
  • 6/03 - 6/24 Physical Principles Governing the Organization of Microbial Communities
  • 6/17 - 7/08 The Astrophysics of Massive Black Hole Mergers: From Galaxy Mergers to the Gravitational Wave Regime
  • 617 - 7/15 Perfect Pixels. Accurate Astrophysics. Correct Cosmology
  • 6/24 - 7/29 Topological Phases and Excitations of Quantum Matter
  • 7/15 - 8/08 Unveiling the Physics of Protoplanet Formation: Connecting Theory to Observations
  • 7/29 - 8/26 The Flavor of New Physics in Collisions
  • 8/05 - 8/26 SYK Models: From Interacting Quantum Matter to Black Holes
  • 8/19 - 9/16 Superconformal Field Theories and Geometry
  • 8/26 - 9/16 Dynamics of the Milky Way System in the Era of Gaia
  • 8/26 - 9/16 Understanding the Origin of the Baryon Asymmetry of the Universe

Summer 2017, click here for details

  • 5/28 - 6/18 After Inflation
  • 5/28 - 6/18 Quantum Gravity and New Moonshines
  • 6/04 - 6/25 Information in Quantum Field Theory
  • 6/11 - 7/02 The Packing of Continua
  • 6/18 - 70/9 Neutron Stars: Linking Nuclear Physics of the Interior to Electromagnetic Observations and Gravitational Radiation
  • 6/25 - 7/23 Correlations and Entanglement in and out of Equilibrium: from Cold Atoms to Electrons
  • 7/09 - 8/06 Astrophysics of Gravitational Radiation Sources and Multimessenger Astronomy in the Era of LIGO Detections
  • 7/23 - 8/27 Reaching New Summits: The LHC at Full Strength
  • 8/06 - 8/27 Quantum Criticality in Metallic Systems
  • 8/20 - 9/17 Active Living Matter
  • 8/27 - 9/17 Vorticity in the Universe: From Superfluids to Weather and Climate, to the Universe
  • 8/27 - 9/17 Developing New Tools for Dark Matter Searches

Summer 2016

  • 5/29-6/12 New Frontiers in Far-infrared and Sub-millimeter Astronomy
  • 5/29-6/12 Light-matter Interaction and Quantum Control in Many-body Systems
  • 5/29-6/19 The Many Faces of Naturalness
  • 6/12-7/3 Testing the Laws of Gravity with Cosmological Surveys
  • 6/19-7/10 Emergence, Evolution and Effects of Black Holes in the Universe: The Next 50 Years of Black Hole Physics
  • 6/19-7/10 Entanglement Matters
  • 7/10-8/14 High Temperature Superconductors as a Window to Understanding Unconventional Strongly Correlated Physics
  • 7/10-8/7 Boundaries and Defects in Quantum Field Theories
  • 8/7-8/28 The Sequencing Revolution and the Role of Physics in High-throughput Biology
  • 8/14-9/18 The LHC Awakens: A New Energy Frontier
  • 8/21-9/11 Universal Accretion: The Physics of Mass Accretion on All Scales and in Diverse Environments
  • 8/28-9/18 Approaching the Stellar Astrophysical Limits of Exoplanet Detection: Getting to 10 cm/s

Summer 2015, click here for details

  • 5/24-6/14 Understanding Strongly Coupled Systems in High Energy and Condensed Matter Physics
  • 5/24-6/14 The Dynamic Universe; Understanding ExaScale Astronomical Synoptic Surveys
  • 5/24-6/21 CSI PTA: Computation, Systematics and Inference for Pulsar-Timing Arrays and Beyond
  • 6/7-7/5 Primoridal Physics
  • 6/14-7/5 Physics and Mathematics of Viral Assembly
  • 6/21-7/12 The Physics of Accretion and Feedback in the Circum-Galactic Medium
  • 7/5-7/26 From Scattering Amplitudes to the Conformal Bootstrap
  • 7/12-8/9 Ultra-Cold Quantum Matter with Atoms and Molecules
  • 7/26-8/16 Neutrinos from Space and on Earth
  • 8/9-9/13 New Directions to Shed Light on Dark Matter
  • 8/16-9/13 Beyond Quasiparticles: New Paradigms for Quantum Fluids
  • 8/16-9/13 F-Theory at the Interface of Particle Physics and Mathematics

Summer 2014, click here for details

  • 5/25-6/15 Dwarf Galaxies as Cosmological Probes
  • 5/25-6/22 Modern Trends in Quantum Magnetism
  • 6/1-6/22 Bacteria Meet Physics II
  • 6/8-6/29 Ultra-Compact Binaries as Laboratories for Fundamental Physics
  • 6/15-7/6 Fast and Furious: Understanding Exotic Astrophysical Transcients
  • 6/22-7/20 Connecting Flavor Physics with Naturalness: from Theory to Experiment
  • 7/6-8/3 Emergent Spacetime in String Theory
  • 7/20-8/10 Combining Probes in Cosmological Surveys
  • 8/3-8/31 Model Building in the LHC Era
  • 8/10-9/7 Gauge Fields in Condensed Matter, Ultracold Atoms and Beyond
  • 8/10-8/31 Many-Body Quantum Systems Far from Equilibrium
  • 8/24-9/14 The Galaxy-Halo Connection Across Cosmic Time
  • 8/31-9/14 Radiation Driven Outflows in Stars and Quasars

Summer 2013, click here for details

  • 5/26-6/30 Physics of Functional Biological Assemblies: Pushing, Pulling and Sensing
  • 5/26-6/16 Lattice Gauge Theory in the LHC Era
  • 5/25-6/16 The Origins of Stellar Clustering: From Fragmenting Clouds to the Build-Up of Galaxies
  • 5/26-6/16 The Obscured Universe: Dust and Gas in Distant Starburst Galaxies
  • 6/16-7/7 The Next Decade of Weak Lensing Science
  • 6/16-7/21 Disorder, Dynamics, Frustration and Topology in Quantum Condensed Matter
  • 7/7-8/4 Mathematics of Superconformal Field Theory
  • 7/21-8/11 The Milky Way as a Laboratory for Galaxy Formation
  • 8/4-8/25 Optical Lattice Emulators and Beyond
  • 8/11-9/1 Implications of LHC Higgs-Like Signals
  • 8/18-9/15 Dark Matter in Galaxies, the LHC and Direct and Indirect Searches: Are We Near the End of the Road?
  • 8/25-9/15 Multi-Component Many-Body Systems
  • 9/1-9/15 Astrophysical Mechanisms of Particle Acceleration and Escape from the Accelerators

Summer 2012, click here for details

  • 5/20 - 6/10 Non-Gaussianity as a Window to the Primordial Universe
  • 5/20 - 6/10 A Window on the Formation of the Milky Way
  • 5/27 - 6/17 Physics of Behavior
  • 6/10 - 7/1 The Physics of Feedback Processes and Their Role in Galaxy Evolution
  • 6/10 - 7/1 Stochastic Flows and Climate Modeling
  • 6/17 - 7/1 The Evolution of Massive Stars and Progenitors of GRBs
  • 7/1 - 7/22 Exact Results in Gauge Theory and Their Applications
  • 7/1 - 7/29 Spin-Orbit Physics in Correlated Electron Systems
  • 7/22 - 8/12 The LHC Shows the Way
  • 7/29 - 8/19 Large Fluctuations and Collective Behavior in Solids
  • 8/12 - New Particle Physics at the LHC and Its Connection to Dark Matter
  • 8/19 - Evolutionary Dynamics and Information Hierarchies in Biological Systems
  • 8/19 - 9/9 Disorder, Algorithms and Complexity

Summer 2011

  • 08/21 - 09/11 Flavor Origins
  • 08/21 - 09/11 The Galactic Bulge and Bar
  • 08/14 - 09/11 A Theoretical and Experimental Vision for Direct and Indirect Dark Matter Detection
  • 07/24 - 08/21 Holography and Singularities in String Theory and Quantum Gravity
  • 07/24 - 08/21 New Topological States of Quantum Matter
  • 06/26 - 07/24 Year One of the LHC
  • 06/26 - 07/24 A New Century of Superconductivity: Iron Pnictides and Beyond
  • 06/12 - 07/03 Computation and Collective Behavior in Biological Systems
  • 06/05 - 06/26 Few- and Many-Body Physics in Cold Quantum Gases Near Resonances
  • 06/05 - 06/26 Stellar and Intermediate Mass Black Holes: Gravitational Physics and Radiation Sources across the Universe
  • 05/22 - 06/05 Quantum Information in Quantum Gravity and Condensed-Matter Physics
  • 05/22 - 06/05 Galaxy and Central Black Hole Coevolution: Gravitation-Wave and Multi-Messenger Astronomy
  • 05/22 - 06/12 Fluctuations and Response in Granular Materials

Summer 2010

  • 08/22 - 09/12 Star Formation in Galaxies: From Recipes to Real Physics
  • 08/22 - 09/12 New Perspectives in Strongly Correlated Electrostatics in Soft Matter
  • 08/22 - 09/12 Patterns on Thin Sheets: From stressed inanimate materials to biomembranes and growing tissues
  • 08/08 - 08/22 Taking Supernova Cosmology into the Next Decade
  • 07/25 - 08/22 Quantum Many-Body Physics in One Dimension
  • 07/18 - 08/08 Low Dimensional Topological Matter
  • 06/27 - 07/25 New Mathematical Methods in Quantum Gauge Theories
  • 06/20 - 07/18 From Colliders to the Dark Sector: Understanding Dark Matter at Particle Colliders and Beyond
  • 06/13 - 06/27 Gev and Tev Sources in the Milkyway
  • 06/13 - 07/04 Astrophysics and Cosmology with the 21-cm Background
  • 05/23 - 06/13 Critical Behavior of Lattice Models in Condensed Matter and Particle Physics
  • 05/23 - 06/13 Strong Dynamics Beyond the Standard Model
  • 05/23 - 06/20 Forefront QCD and LHC Discoveries

Summer 2009

  • 08/16 - 09/13 Bacteria Meet Physics
  • 08/16 - 09/13 Filamentous Assemblies: Complex Ordering from Biopolymers to Nano-rods
  • 08/09 - 09/13 Correlated Behavior and Quantum Criticality in Heavy Fermion and Related System
  • 07/26 - 08/16 Unity of String Theory
  • 07/05 - 08/09 Beyond the Standard Model Physics at the Threshold
  • 07/05 - 07/26 Quantum Vortices and Fluctuations in Superconductors and Superfluids
  • 06/14 - 07/05 Wide-Fast-Deep Surveys: New Astrophysics Frontier
  • 06/14 - 07/05 Neutrino Physics on Earth, In the Stars, and in the Cosmos
  • 06/14 - 07/05 Testing General Relativity in the Cosmos
  • 05/24 - 06/14 Quantum Simulation/Computation with Cold Atoms and Molecules
  • 05/24 - 06/14 String Duals of Finite Temperature and Low-Dimensional Systems
  • 05/24 - 06/1 Fingerprints of the Early Universe

Summer 2008

  • 08/17 - 09/07 Characteristics and Habitability of Super Earths
  • 08/10 - 08/31 Evolution: From Atoms to Organisms
  • 07/27 - 09/07 Frontiers in Strongly Correlated Systems
  • 07/20 - 08/17 LHC: Beyond the Standard Model Signals in a QCD Environment
  • 07/06 - 07/27 Active Galactic Nuclei: Interplay-Supermassive Bl Holes, Star Formation & Galaxy Evolution
  • 06/22 - 07/20 Supersymmetry Breaking & its Mediation in Field & String Theories
  • 06/15 - 07/06 Interfaces, Topological Defects & Flexible Packings: Applied Geometry in CM
  • 06/08 - 06/29 The Physics of Graphene
  • 05/25 - 06/15 Gravitational Wave Astronomy
  • 05/25 - 06/22 Complexity, Disorder and Algorithms

Summer 2007

  • 08/12 - 09/02 Systems Biology of Infectious Diseases
  • 08/12 - 09/02 Between the LHC and B Factories
  • 07/29 - 09/02 Novel Aspects of Superconductivity
  • 07/23 - 08/12 Jamming
  • 07/01 - 07/22 Topological Phases and Applications to Quantum Information Processing
  • 07/01 - 07/29 String Theory and Quantum Geometry
  • 06/17 - 07/01 Supernovae as Cosmological Distance Indicators
  • 06/10 - 07/01 Notions of Locomotion
  • 06/10 - 07/01 Modeling Galaxy Clustering
  • 06/03 - 06/17 Implications of Swift’s Discoveries about Gamma-Ray Bursts
  • 05/27 - 06/10 Cytoskeletal Assembly & Cellular Motility
  • 05/27 - 06/10 Neutrino Physics: Looking Forward

Summer 2006

  • 08/20 - 09/10 Extreme Mechanics: Current Issues in Continuum and Fluid Mechanics
  • 08/20 - 09/10 Recent Advances in Black Hole Physics in String Theory
  • 07/30 - 08/20 Physics Inspired by Biology
  • 07/30 - 09/03 Particle Theory in Anticipation of the LHC
  • 07/09 - 08/06 String Theory, Gauge Theory and Particle Physics
  • 07/02 - 07/30 Interactions, Coherence and Control in Mesoscopic Systems
  • 06/18 - 07/02 Magnetic Self-Organization in Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas
  • 06/18 - 07/09 Physical and Mathematical Aspects of Packing
  • 06/11 - 07/02 Deconstructing the Local Group: Galaxy Formation in Our Own Backyard
  • 05/28 - 06/11 Supersolid State of Matter
  • 05/28 - 06/18 Cosmic Voids
  • 05/28 - 06/18 Galaxy Evolution from Large Surveys

Summer 2005

  • 08/21 - 09/11 Ultrahigh-Energy Cosmic Rays
  • 08/21 - 09/11 Spatial Effects in Signal Transduction
  • 08/14 - 09/11 Collider Physics: from the Tevatron to the LHC to the Linear Collider
  • 07/31 - 08/21 Supercosmology
  • 07/17 - 08/14 Gauge Theories and Fractionalization in Correlated Quantum Matter
  • 07/10 - 07/31 Revealing Black Holes
  • 06/19 - 07/10New Approaches to Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
  • 06/19 - 07/17 Dynamics, Structure and Correlation in Glasses
  • 06/12 - 07/03 Novel Approaches to Climate
  • 05/29 - 06/12 Physics of the S-Process
  • 05/29 - 06/19 LISA Data: Analysis, Sources and Science
  • 05/29 - 06/19 Ultracold Trapped Atomic Gases

Summer 2004

  • 08/15 - 09/12 Strings and the Real World
  • 08/15 - 09/12 Cosmic Acceleration: Dark Energy or New Gravitational Physics
  • 08/09 - 09/12 Pseudogaps in Strongly Correlated Metals
  • 07/19 - 08/15 Strings, Branes and Superpotentials
  • 07/19 - 08/08 Coherence and Dissipation in Quantum Systems
  • 06/28 - 07/18 Lepton number violation: Neutrinos, Leptogenesis, Grand Unified Theories and Beyond
  • 06/28 - 07/18 Star Formation in Galaxies
  • 06/28 - 07/11 Physics Education and Outreach
  • 06/06 - 06/27 The Formation of Supermassive Black Holes
  • 05/31 - 06/27 Coherence and Coordination in the Brain: Perspectives From Olfaction And Birdsong
  • 05/31 - 06/27 Geometry and Materials Physics: Making the Connection

Summer 2003

  • 08/18 - 09/07 Signaling, Gene Expression and Cell Fate
  • 08/11 - 08/31 Interactions and Disorder in Metals and Insulators in Two Dimensions
  • 08/11 - 09/07 Time and String Theory
  • 07/21 - 08/10 The Flavor Puzzle: Data Confronts Theory
  • 07/07 - 08/10 Competing Orders and Quantum Criticality in Correlted Electrons, Bosons and Spin Systems
  • 06/23 - 07/20 Theory and Phenomenology of Physics at the Tev Scale
  • 06/16 - 07/06 Exploring the Interface Between Cold Atom and Condensed Matter Physics: From Strong Correlation to Entanglement
  • 06/09 - 06/22 Magnetic Reconnection
  • 06/09 - 06/29 The Microwave Background After MAP
  • 05/26 - 06/08 The Nuclear Physics of Core Collapse Supernovae
  • 05/26 - 06/08Complex Networks in Biology: From Molecules to Neurons
  • 05/26 - 06/15 Cosmology and Astrophysics with Galaxy Clusters

Summer 2002

  • 08/19 - 09/08 New Dimensions in String Cosmology
  • 08/19 - 09/08 Wave Dynamics in Biological Excitable Media
  • 08/05 - 09/08 Fundamentals of String Theory
  • 07/15 - 08/18 Collective Phenomena in Disordered Insulators and Glassy Systems
  • 07/08 - 08/04 Advances in Field Theory and Applications to Particle Physics
  • 06/24 - 07/07 Compact Object Populations in External Galaxies
  • 06/24 - 07/142 Astrophysical Disks
  • 06/03 - 06/23 Structure Formation in the Era of Large Surveys
  • 05/27 - 06/23 Coulomb Effects in Soft Condensed Matter and Biomolecular Science
  • 05/27 - 06/23 Underground Science

Summer 2001

  • 08/19 - 09/09 Enzymatic Networks and Cellular Signaling
  • 08/19 - 09/09 Flavor Physics: Standard Model and Beyond
  • 08/05 - 09/09 Extreme String Theory: New Phenomena and Their Applications
  • 07/29 - 08/19 Spins in Nanostructures
  • 07/08 - 08/05 Electroweak Symmetry Breaking and TeV Scale Physics after LEP
  • 07/01 - 07/29 Emergent Behavior in Correlated Electron Materials
  • 06/17 - 07/08 Fundamental Issues in Quantum Gases
  • 06/10 - 07/01 Gamma Ray Bursts in the Afterglow Era
  • 06/10 - 07/01 Compact Objects in Dense Star Clusters
  • 05/27 - 06/17 Science with Wide-Field Survey Telescopes
  • 05/27 - 06/10 New Astrophysics and Cosmology with a Virtual Observatory


"There were several talks on subjects I knew little about, and the relaxed approach at Aspen of mainly blackboard talks with only loosely defined time limits provided the opportunity to familiarize myself with many subjects. Even more valuable than attending talks was the opportunity to interact with the participants. The discussions I had ranged from 15 minutes to several hours and many provided invaluable insight. In spite of all the talks and personal interactions I had ample time to continue my research as well."