SCIPP faculty, research staff, students, engineers, and technicians play major roles in experiments at the frontier accelerator laboratories in the world, including CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research), as well as in a variety of experiments that do not involve terrestrial accelerators, to answer the most important questions in particle physics and high energy astrophysics. These efforts usually include ground-breaking work on the technologies needed to advance this research, so SCIPP is recognized as a world leader in the development of custom readout electronics and silicon micro-strip sensors for state-of-the-art particle detection systems. Always creating new opportunities, SCIPP personnel are also pursuing the application of these technologies to other scientific fields such as neurophysiology and biomedicine.


Research Projects

ATLAS is one of two general-purpose particle detectors performing experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses (BARREL) is a multiple-balloon investigation that will study Earth's Radiation Belts.
Linear Collider
pCT Collaboration Improving cancer treatment through the development of a new imaging device.