Theoretical Advanced Study Institute
The Theoretical Advanced Study Institute or TASI is a four-week summer school in high-energy physics or astrophysics held yearly at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The school is meant primarily for advanced graduate students and consists of a series of pedagogical lectures on selected topics given by active researchers in the field. TASI is the most common summer school attended by high-energy physics graduate students in the United States.
Writeups of the TASI lectures are traditionally collected into a published volume each year, creating a valuable resource for students hoping to learn about current research topics in an accessible way. The writeups are typically also posted by the lecturers on arXiv.org, providing freely-accessible web-based sources on various physics topics. Since 2007, TASI has also posted video recordings of the lectures online.
Recent TASI schools
|2017||June 5 - 30||Physics at the Fundamental Frontier||videos|
|2016||June 6 - July 1||Anticipating the Next Discoveries in Particle Physics||videos|
|2015||June 1 - 26||New Frontiers in Fields and Strings||videos||book|
|2014||June 2 - 27||Journeys through the Precision Frontier: Amplitudes for Colliders||videos||book|
|2013||June 3 - 28||Particle Physics: The Higgs Boson and Beyond||videos|
|2012||June 4 - 29||Searching for New Physics at Small and Large Scales||videos||book|
|2011||June 6 - July 1||The Dark Secrets of the Terascale||videos||book|
|2010||June 1 - 25||String theory and its Applications: From meV to the Planck Scale||videos||book|
|2009||June 1 - 26||Physics of the Large and the Small||videos||book|
|2008||June 2 - 27||The Dawn of the LHC Era||videos||book|
|2007||May 28 - June 22||String Universe||videos|
|2006||June 4 - 30||Exploring New Frontiers Using Colliders and Neutrinos||book|
|2005||June 5 - July 1||The Many Dimensions of String Theory|
|2004||June 6 – July 2||Physics in D greater than or equal to 4||book|
|2003||June 2 – 27||Progress in String Theory||book|
The first TASI was held in 1984 at the University of Michigan. Subsequent TASIs were held at Yale (1985), Santa Cruz (1986), Santa Fe (1987), and Brown (1988). Since 1989 TASI has been located in Boulder.