Important advances in physics sometimes occur suddenly. A surprising observation, a startling experimental discovery, or a new theoretical breakthrough could often benefit from immediate, concentrated attention. Consequently, the KITP has initiated a program of “fast track” or “rapid response” workshops. We invite proposals at any time from prospective organizers within the following constraints:
- The workshop should begin within about six months of the time of the proposal.
- The duration of the workshop should be 1-3 weeks, usually 2 weeks.
- There should be 10-30 participants in total.
In other respects, you are limited only by your imagination!
Those interested in making such a proposal should simply fill out the pre-proposal form. We will strive to respond to program organizers within a matter of weeks.
Some of the past such workshops are listed and linked here:
- Recent Progress in the Experimental and Theoretical search for Pair-Density-Wave Order (2022)
- Correlations in Moire Flat Bands (2019)
- Astrophysics from a Neutron Star Merger (2017)
- Astrophysics from LIGO’s First Black Holes (2016)
- New Accelerators for the 21st Century (2016)
- Black Holes: Complementarity, Fuzz, or Fire? (2013)
- Higgs Identification (2012)
- Majorana Fermion Zero Modes in Solid-State Systems: Experiment and Theory (2012)
- Iron-Based Superconductors (2011)
- Direct, Indirect and Collider Signals of Dark Matter (2009)
- Quantum Spin Hall Effect and Topological Insulators (2008)
- Interplay between Numerical Relativity and Data Analysis (2008)
- SRO and Chiral p-wave Superconductivity (2007)
- Electronic Properties of Graphene (2007)
- The Supersolid State of Matter (2006)
If you have any questions, please email or call (805-893-3979) the KITP Director, Lars Bildsten.
This initiative is co-sponsored by KITP and the Kavli Foundation.