Has Kepler Found Aliens?

Prof. John Lattanzio, from the School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University, Victoria, Australia, will give a colloquium about data from the Kepler spacecraft. Has Kepler Found Aliens? Abstract:  The Kepler spacecraft has revolutionized the search for exo-planets and provided … Continued


CoSMS Workshop on Naturalness

This 3-day CoSMS workshop centers on Theoretical and Experimental constraints on Naturalness, the main driver for physics beyond the Standard Model for many years. The next few years are expected to be especially informative.


Numerical Relativity and the Future of Gravitational-Wave Astronomy

Prof. Mark Hannam, from the School of Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University, will give a talk on Numerical Relativity and the Future of Gravitational-Wave Astronomy Abstract:  Gravitational waves have been directly detected for the first time, from the collision … Continued


CoSMS Workshop on Thermonuclear Reaction Rates

Chapel Hill, April 27, 2016; Great Room at Top of the Hill Cosmic phenomena, including the origin of the universe, stellar explosions on the surface of white dwarfs, and the evolution of our galaxy, cannot be understood without a proper knowledge of thermonuclear … Continued

Large astronomical surveys and precision cosmology measurements have dramatically altered our view of the universe, including structure formation, matter, and fundamental interactions. Increasingly sensitive observations and measurements  will further illuminate the nature of matter and our universe.

Neutrinos are among the most abundant particles in the universe and may influence how the universe evolved. Increasingly precise measurements of neutrino oscillations have revealed that neutrinos have non-zero masses, telling us that our standard model of fundamental interactions is incomplete.

Theoretical physicists in the Institute seek to complete the description of subatomic interactions and, in addition, to unite the four fundamental forces—strong, electromagnetic, weak, and gravity.

Institute for Cosmology, Subatomic Matter & Symmetries

The CoSMS Institute unites scientists to advance our understanding of the universe.

Raw Science features the Majorana Demonstrator

Find out about how institute scientists are studying neutrinos nearly a mile below the earth’s surface.