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Winter School 2021 January 4–15

Due to overwhelming response, our Wolfram Physics Winter School is now at capacity. There will be additional opportunities in the near future, to stay informed please email winter@wolfram.com.

Offering an unprecedented opportunity to contribute to Wolfram’s search for the fundamental theory of physics, the Wolfram Physics Winter School is primarily intended for advanced, research-oriented students in mathematics and physics, as well as those with a strong background in algorithmic programming.

These projects will leverage key ideas from Stephen Wolfram’s book A New Kind of Science, along with more recent innovations made by the Wolfram Physics Project to study Wolfram models—a new class of discrete models for the fundamental structure of spacetime—and use them to make cutting-edge contributions to our understanding of general relativity, quantum field theory and mathematical physics. A project from Winter School has the potential to form the basis of an academic publication or thesis, and particularly successful projects may be featured as part of the Wolfram Physics Project itself.

Schedule Outline

Week Zero (December 28, 2020–January 1, 2021)

  • Self-guided required and additional readings

Week One (January 4–9, 2021)

  • Attend technical lectures on the Physics Project
  • Attend study group sessions on content from the technical lectures
  • Guided and solo project time

Week Two (January 10–15, 2021)

  • Guided and solo project time
  • Presentation preparation
  • Final student presentations