Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology

Risa Wechsler, Director
Bruce Macintosh, Deputy Director
Ziba Mahdavi, Managing Director

History and Mission:
The Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC), founded in 2003, is a broad community of close to 200 people with diverse interests in Astrophysics and Cosmology. KIPAC is housed at in the Fred Kavli Building at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and in the Varian Physics and Physics & Astrophysics buildings on the Stanford campus.

This is an exciting time in the scientific investigation of the universe and its constituents. The study of the very large has joined the study of the very small as a source of fundamental answers — and deep mysteries — in physics and astronomy. Focusing on cosmology, high-energy astrophysics, dark matter and dark energy, KIPAC seeks answers to fundamental questions about the origin, structure and composition of the cosmos. KIPAC brings the power of theory, computation, experiments and observations to bear on these questions. KIPAC also leads and supports major earth- and space-based astronomical projects, including the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST.)

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