Particle detector and electronics development enables the next generation of scientific experiments. Breakthroughs in detector design allow us to measure particle energies, positions, and timing with high efficiency and precision.
Wide-ranging observations, experiments, and novel instrumentation give insights into cosmology, high-energy gamma-ray and cosmic ray astrophysics, the nature of dark matter, galaxy formation and evolution, and the intergalactic medium.
High-energy collider experiments and high-intensity fixed-target experiments study particle interactions and search for new particles and forces. Advanced detector and computing technologies are used to maximize discovery potential.
Experiments on spacecraft, airplanes, and balloons measure x-ray and gamma-ray emissions from astrophysical and geophysical sources. These give insight into terrestrial lightning, solar radiation, and Earth’s radiation belts.
Unique large scale multielectrode recording systems are used to study the function, development and treatment of neural circuits. Novel imaging systems track protons and photons to map structures in the body.
Particle physics theory focuses on high energy colliders and the physics of the very early universe. Astrophysics theory addresses early universe cosmology, galaxy evolution, the intergalactic medium, and extreme astrophysical environments.