Golden Opportunities: Puzzles & Surprises - Past & Future 


Date: August 8-19, 2022

The SLAC Summer Institute (SSI) is an annual two-week-long Summer School tradition since 1973. The theme of the 50th SLAC Summer Institute for this Golden Anniversary year's installment is “Golden Opportunities: Puzzles & Surprises - Past & Future”. These SSI lectures will discuss how our attempts to solve and understand the various puzzles and surprises presented to us by nature, whether we have been successful or not, have pushed – and continue to push - our field forward. This SSI intends to inspire reinvigorated effort for new revelations on these fundamental puzzles. SSI is especially targeted for graduate students and postdocs while senior researchers are also welcome.

Shortly after our tentative decision to move ahead with the full on-site program at the end of June, the COVID community spread level as determined by CDC unfortunately has gone up by one level to High for the SLAC local area. Further inquiry on our SSI case vs DOE/State regulationbs unfortuantely concluded the on site program cannot proceed as hoped. Given the impossible logistic arrangements for waiting for further change of conditions, our final decision is for SSI-2022 to proceed with an online ZOOM only program, with lectures in the morning and Q&A discussions after each lecture. There will be also a special 50th anniversary session at the end of SSI to look back at the history of SSI. Please pay attention to further updates to the program on this page. Participants paid registration fees will be refunded and registration is reopened free for all

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