【KITS call for program proposals in 2020】

  • Published: 2019-10-10

NOTICE: This mailing is part of our occasional announcements to the KITS community. If this announcement is not of interest to you, please disregard. 



Dear Colleague,


We are writing to invite proposals for the scientific programs of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Sciences (KITS) in the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) in calendar year 2020. The newly reformulated KITS, as the succession to the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, China (KITPC), is jointly supported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the UCAS, and a generous endowment from the Kavli Foundation, USA. At this stage, the researches in KITS will specialize in Condensed Matter Physics, Field Theory and Elementary Particle Physics, Quantum Information and Quantum Computing, and astro-particle physics.


The programs of KITS include regular workshops (5 days), focus workshops (2-3 days), and long-workshops (up to 3 weeks) and summer or winter schools (1-3 weeks) in 2020. A full program proposal should include a title, a list of scientific coordinators, the type of program, scope and detailed description of the program, a list of proposed international and domestic participants. Enclosed please find guidelines for a program proposal. The proposals will be reviewed by KITS’s Science Advisory Board meeting. Please submit your program proposals before Nov. 15, 2019, to Ms. Nan Jin (Tracy), whose e-mail is: jinnan@ucas.ac.cn, Tel: 8610-82640440, Fax: 8610-82640439.


More information about KITS can be found through our web sites: https://kits.ucas.ac.cn


Sincerely yours,


Prof. Fu-Chun Zhang


Kavli Institute for Theoretical Sciences

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Beijing, China



KITS Contact

For detailed information about program, please make contact with:

Program Assistant: Ms. Nan Jin

Email: jinnan@ucas.ac.cn

Phone number: 86-10-82640440

FAX number: 86-10-82640439



Guidelines for a workshop/school proposal to Kavli ITS:

Full Proposals are reviewed at the KITS selection committee meeting every four months. A successful program should have at least one well-organized coordinator in residence all the time. The best programs have two or three coordinators in residence all the time. A successful proposal usually contains the following contents:


1. Title of the event


2. Scientific coordinators


3. Event type

• Regular Workshops:

A small conference with workshop character, an average of 50 – 60 attendees (extrema 30/150 attendees) and a duration of one week (5 days, arrival Sunday, departure Friday/Saturday). The program should consist of talks on advanced topics, discussions and poster sessions. In addition, a colloquium talk and a public evening lecture can be organized.

• Focus Workshops:

A workshop with a strong focus on a particular, modern subtopic, an average of 20 – 50 attendees and a duration of 2 – 3 days.

• Long Workshops:

Research-oriented long workshop with a duration up to three weeks, an average of 30 – 60 people set up a temporary group working on the subject of the seminar and organizing talks at KITS. A long workshop can consist of a conference week in the form of regular workshops.

• Schools:

Teaching-oriented school activities with topical lecture series. A typical period is from one to three weeks.


4. Preferred dates

• Please provide one or two alternative dates


5. Aim of the event

• Why is it timely?


6. Structure of the event

• Talk/lecture series, school activities

• Preliminary schedule

• Time for discussions, interaction and collaboration


7. Participant's details

• Number of expected participants during the workshop/school

• Number of participants from China/Overseas

• Number of students/post-docs/senior scientists


8. Preliminary speaker's list including contribution titles

• Confirmed, if possible


9. Requested person-days budget

• Number of expected participants x days of attendance

• We always encourage participants to bring their own financial support.

• The financial support is subject to university rules.


10. Requested travel support budget

• We encourage coordinates/participants to find other fund sources to pay the travel cost.

• Limited fund for international airfare is available upon request, for which coordinators should specify the reason.


11. Expected financial support from other sources than KITS

• Specified, if possible


12. Special requirements/comments




Ribbon ucas2