Future of Physics

Coordinators: Lars Bildsten, Matthew P.A. Fisher, David Gross, Joe G. Polchinski, Anthony Zee

Illustration by J.P. Hébert

The Future of Physics
A celebration of 25 Years of
The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
October 7 - 9, 2004

In 2004 the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics celebrated its 25th anniversary. Since its founding in 1979, the KITP has played a dynamical, some might even say crucial, role in the development of theoretical physics. Happily, the occasion of our 25th anniversary also coincided with the completion of our new wing.

We celebrated our anniversary and this past quarter century of theoretical physics by holding a special conference covering all aspects of theoretical physics, consisting of a number of lectures and panel discussions. The conference opened with a review of all the exciting developments in theoretical physics in the last 25 years and closed with a special session in which the participants were asked to predict what exciting developments will occur in physics in the next 25 years.