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William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute

About FTPI

The William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute (FTPI) was established in 1987 as part of the School of Physics and Astronomy, with the explicit goal of conducting research in theoretical physics at a world-class level. The most important charge of FTPI is to produce sound, significant and exciting theoretical physics that will have an impact on the school, the College of Science and Engineering, the University and the broader physics community.

The Institute hosts a prominent visiting scholar program, workshops, seminars, and a highly regarded public lecture series. Through these outreach programs, the Institute serves to advance theoretical physics, further connections with other scientific research disciplines, industrial research initiatives, and academic sectors. In addition to its noteworthy contributions to academia, the Institute provides a forum in which prominent theorists from around the globe educate, collaborate, and collectively pursue novel solutions to fundamental questions in theoretical physics. The work of the Institute facilitates the mission of the University by enriching the people of the state, the nation, and the world through its Research, Teaching, and Outreach programs.

Events

Sep 21 Wed 7:00pm

Recordings of the talks are available on the FTPI YouTube Channel

 

The workshop "Continuous Advances in QCD" (CAQCD 2022) is being organized by the William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute (FTPI) at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. The workshop will be held from May 12-14, 2022 in Keller 3-180. 

We will have a session dedicated to the memory of Misha Voloshin who, sadly, left our world on March 20, 2020 on Thursday, May 12th. This session will be devoted to heavy quark physics and decays of quasi-classical objects –– the topics so cherished by Misha, in which his contributions were instrumental.

There will also be time for participants to share their memories of Misha and how he impacted their lives.

 

FTPI has established a fellowship to celebrate the life and accomplishments of the late Professor Mikhail Voloshin by providing fellowships for exceptional graduate students working in the field of high energy physics. If you would like to help us to honor his memory by contributing to this fellowship please click on this link to our Foundation "Give" page

Mikhail Voloshin Fellowship

Upcoming Workshops

To learn more about our workshops and how to participate see our workshop webpage.
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News

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2022 Misel Family Lecture

April 8, 2022
The William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute is proud to host the 15th Annual Misel Family Lecture. This lecture is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Questions? Please contact us at ftpi@umn.edu or
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Continuous Advances in QCD 2022

March 18, 2022
Register for the workshop "Continuous Advances in QCD" now. The workshop will be hosted by FTPI May 12-14. 2022.
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Larkin Award Call for Nominations

February 14, 2022
The William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute (FTPI) at the University of Minnesota is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the inaugural Larkin Award in Theoretical Physics 2022.