6-8 January 2017
Andaz WH/SpaceX/Caltech
America/Los_Angeles timezone

To accomplish the extraordinary, you must seek extraordinary people. — James Lee Byars

This two day retreat brings together the top minds, thinkers and doers, in the physics of the universe both theoretical and experimental and in cross-cutting science and technology areas that impact our views and our research. The meeting fosters exchange and celebrates differences in thinking that provoke insightful discussions. We avoid standard prepared talks, and focus on exciting forefront issues spawned by new results and ideas.  The summit this year is inspired by quantum information as a technology and theory framework at many scales, by recent and upcoming results from gravitation, cosmology & astronomy, the evolution of the DM searches, and  by paradigm breaking ideas in string theory, gravity and cosmology. In 2014 we held a  session at CUSP dedicated to  data-driven intelligence technologies being adopted in the tech and science domains.  POTUS2017 will press on the discussion on  data-driven intelligence and general AI work that is pursued in  industry and in science domains and probe associated puzzles and theoretical underpinnings.   POTUS is held under the Chatham House Rule. 


Andaz West Hollywood: 8401 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood
Caltech Cahill: 1200 East California Blvd, Pasadena
SpaceX: 1 Rocket Road, Hawthorne

  • The summit kicks-off with the POTUS reception and family-style dinner at the Andaz West Hollywood  on Friday, January 6
  • Saturday, Janaury 7 The first day of the summit, sessions  will be held at SpaceX. 
  • Sunday,  January 8 The second day of the summit, sessions  will be held at Caltech;s Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics.  
Participants  are hosted at the The Andaz West Hollywood  where the POTUS kick-off reception and family style dinner (Jnauary 6)  and the POTUS gala dinner (January 7)  will be given. The summit is by invitation only; There is no registration or other fees for the scientific participants. Just make your way to the Andaz. 
Andaz WH/SpaceX/Caltech
  • Maria Spiropulu
POTUS 2017 is sponsored by The Kavli Foundation, Caltech's Physics Math and Astronomy Division and SpaceX. We are grateful to Nick Pritzker and the Andaz for hosting POTUS in the past 6 years.