CANCELLED -Rainer Weiss Public Lecture

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this lecture has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule Dr. Weiss’ visit to Spring 2019.   Dr. Rainer Weiss, Professor of Physics Emeritus at MIT and 2017 Nobel Laureate, will discuss “Probing the Universe with Gravitational … Continued

Clifford Johnson Colloquium

Holographic Heat Engines For Fun and Profit Abstract:   New work has shown how to complete the correspondence between the physics of black holes and the laws of thermodynamics by incorporating volume and pressure into the formalism. This results in a change … Continued

Black Holes, Space and Time – Clifford Johnson Public Lecture

Dr. Clifford Johnson, professor of physics & astronomy at the University of Southern California, will take us on a whirlwind tour of Black Holes, Space & Time while sharing his experiences as a science adviser to television and movies, including Marvel superhero … Continued

20th Capra Meeting on Radiation Reaction in General Relativity

The Capra meetings have brough together relativists interested in the problem of radiation reaction in general relativity and its application to extreme-mass-ratio inspirals (EMRIs) as astrophysical sources of gravitational waves. This year’s meeting will be held June 19-23, 2017 at UNC.

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.