The Aspen Center for Physics Today

Our newest building, Smart Hall, was completed in 1996. Winter conferences are held in Flug Auditorium on the west end of Smart Hall.

Smart Hall houses 26 offices, an auditorium shown below, two break–out rooms and administrative offices.

The south side of Smart Hall.

Flug Auditorium seats about 90 physicists and is situated on the west side of Smart Hall.

During our summer session, we maintain a fleet of over 100 bicycles which are available at no cost to physicists to use during their stays in Aspen. We do accept donations for this program. Physicists' families also benefit from this program.

Behind the bicycles is Stranahan Hall, our first building, which was erected in 1962.

Collaborations continue over lunch on our grounds, as physicists join together for brown-bag lunches, fare from the lunch truck that stops weekdays at the Physics Center, or delivery lunches from local restaurants.

Winter conferences include morning and evening talks covering the latest scientific developments. These are held in Flug Auditorium.

The grounds of the Aspen Center for Physics provide a quiet and beautiful environment in which to discuss new ideas, some of which end up left on those same grounds as colleagues find holes in theories, and some of which go on to change our perceptions of the world in which we live.