Prospects in Theoretical Physics 2023

Program Description

PiTP 2023 : “Understanding Confinement” 

Prospects in Theoretical Physics (PiTP) is an intensive two-week summer program designed for advanced graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. The program will be held from July 10-21, 2023 at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ. 

Topics will include:

  • Path integral for gauge theory and its lattice regularizations
  • Order parameters and mechanisms of confinement
  • Dynamics of Confining Strings
  • Higher Form Symmetries
  • Introduction to modern numerical methods
  • Confinement and Gauge/String Duality
  • Lower Dimensional Models for QCD


Program Details

Dates: July 10-21, 2023

Application deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time). For housing, travel, and other information please see the FAQ pageThe application process is now closed.

The lecture schedule and more details can be found here.

Organizing Committee

David Gross, KITP, UCSB
Igor Klebanov, Princeton
Grigory Tarnopolsky, CMU

Program Lecturers

Sergei Dubovsky, NYU; Jaume Gomis, Perimeter; David Gross, KITP, UCSB; Igor Klebanov, Princeton;V. Parameswaran Nair, CCNY; João Penedones, EPFL, Lausanne; Silviu Pufu, Princeton; Nathan Seiberg, IAS; Phiala Shanahan, MIT; Mikhail Shifman, Minnesota; Grigory Tarnopolsky, CMU; Michael Teper, Oxford; Mithat Ünsal, NC State; Edward Witten, IAS.

If you have questions regarding the PiTP program, please send an email to:


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