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 follows up on POTUS2017 that was inspired by quantum information as a technology and theory framework at many scales, by results in gravitation physics, cosmology & astronomy, the evolution of the DM searches, and by paradigm breaking ideas in string theory, gravity and cosmology. POTUS2018 will press on discussion on quantum methods for learning (quantum AI), quantum fundamental breakthroughs and quantum technologies. POTUS is held under the Chatham House Rule.
Andaz West Hollywood: 8401 Sundst 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 12.
- Saturday, Janaury 13, the first day of the summit, sessions will be held at SpaceX. The POTUS Pritzker Gala will take place at the Andaz WH Rooftop Panorama the evening of January 13.
- Sunday, January 14, Tte second day of the summit, sessions will be held at Caltech's Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Janaury 7 2018: SpaceX day is now closed.
January 8 2018: Sign-up is now closed.