Prospects in Theoretical Physics 2020

Cosmology for the Next Decade

Program Update

It is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of PIPT 2020, due to unavoidable circumstances related to COVID-19. We hope to reschedule this program for 2021 and will keep you posted on these matters. We hope you are all staying healthy and safe in these difficult times.  Please check back for updates as they arise. If you have any concerns you can contact us at


Program Description 

PiTP 2020 : Cosmology for the Next Decade   

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 13-24, 2020 at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ.  This year, the program is titled "Cosmology for the Next Decade."  

Program Details 

Dates: JULY 13-24, 2020

Online Application has now closed. Any letters of recommendation should be uploaded or sent to with the applicant's name clearly indiciated by Thursday, March 12, 2020. 
Please note, postdoctoral applicants do not require letters of recommendation.

Application deadline: Sunday, March 1 at 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time)

Application updates will be sent from Application can be found online at

Organizing Committee 

Jo Dunkley - Princeton University

Gil Holder - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 

David Spergel - Princeton University 

Matias Zaldarriaga - Institute for Advanced Study  


Program Lecturers

Mina Arvanitaki - Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Elisa Chisari - University of Oxford

Raphael Flauger - University of California, San Diego

Colin Hill - Columbia University

Mariangela Lisanti - Princeton University 

Uros Seljak - University of California, Berkeley 

Kendrick Smith - Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Suzanne Staggs - Princeton University 

Ben Wandelt  - The Lagrange Institute, Paris 

Matias Zaldarriaga - Institute for Advanced Study 

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