TASI 2014 - "Journeys Through the Precision Frontier: Amplitudes for Colliders"

"Journeys through the Precision Frontier: Amplitudes for Colliders."

June 2 - 27, 2014

The application to attend the 2014 TASI is closed.
Applications and letters of recommendation were due by March 1, 2014.


  • Chris Quigg (Fermilab): Introduction to the Standard Model
  • Thomas Gehrmann (Zurich): Introduction to QCD
  • Zvi Bern (UCLA): Spinor-helicity and unitarity methods
  • Andrey Korytov (Florida): Experimental methods at the LHC
  • Iain Stewart (MIT): Effective field theories for QCD
  • Aida El-Khadra (Illinois): QCD on the lattice
  • Stefan Hoeche (SLAC): Parton showers and Monte Carlo simulations
  • Patrick Huber (Virginia Tech): Neutrino physics
  • Zoltan Ligeti (LBNL): Flavor physics
  • Claude Duhr (Durham): Mathematical aspects of scattering amplitudes
  • Marcus Spradlin (Brown): Amplitudes in N=4 super-Yang-Mills theory
  • Chris Herzog (Stony Brook): Applied holography
  • Konstantin Matchev (Florida): Physics beyond the Standard Model at colliders
  • Tao Han (Pittsburgh): Higgs physics and beyond
  • Graciela Gelmini (UCLA): The hunt for dark matter
  • Radja Boughezal (Argonne): Precision Higgs physics
  • John Joseph Carrasco (Stanford): Novel amplitude relations
  • Salman Habib (Argonne): Cosmology in the precision era
  • Aneesh Manohar (UCSD): Factorization in QCD

Scientific Organizers: Lance Dixon (SLAC) and Frank Petriello (Northwestern and Argonne)

Local TASI Organizers: Tom Degrand and K.T. Mahanthappa

The program will consist of a pedagogical series of lectures and seminars. Lectures will be given over a four-week period, three or four lectures per day, Monday through Friday. The audience will be composed primarily of advanced theoretical graduate students. Experimentalists with a strong background in theory are also encouraged to apply. Some post-doctoral fellows will be admitted, but preference will be given to applicants who will not have received their Ph.D. before 2014. The minimum background needed to get full benefit of TASI is a knowledge of quantum field theory (including RGEs) and familiarity with the Standard Model. Some familiarity with SUSY and string theory would be helpful. We hope to provide some subsidy, but students will need partial support from other sources. Rooms, meals, and access to all facilities will be provided at reasonable rates in beautifully located dormitories at the University of Colorado.


The 2014 TASI Wiki is now live and available for participants. Please check the wiki often for updates as the month of June progresses.