Prospects in Theoretical Physics 2023

“Understanding Confinement”

Dates: July 10 - 21, 2023

REGISTRATION UPDATE: The application process is closed. Local scholars are welcome to attend the lectures, but not meals or special events.

Program Schedule (Final)

Suggested Reading List
     (Nair Lecture Notes)

Organizers and Lecturers

Lecture Recordings

Participant Talks

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IAS Store

You can still purchase items from the IAS Store. If you make a purchase by end of day Monday, July 17th, it can be delivered to you on campus. 

IAS Daily Lunch Selections, Dinner, and Grocery Information

The lunch break is 1:00-2:00pm daily, but the food service area closes at 1:30pm.
You can view the selections online, updated every morning: 
(Lunch includes a main course, soup or salad, dessert and one beverage.)

The dinner break is 5:30-7:00pm, but the food service closes at 6:30. 

The IAS servery in Simons Hall also has grocery items available for purchase:


  • 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

Organizing Committee

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.

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