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The puzzles of dark matter, dark energy and the nature of the early universe demand a joint venture between cosmology and particle physics. The Center for Particle Cosmology provides an incubator for such research, fostering the development of new theoretical approaches, grounded in the current epoch of remarkable experimental progress.


CfPC Faculty Members Share in 2016 Breakthrough Prize

The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) Collaboration, which includes physicists from the University of Pennsylvania, have shared the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. You can read more about this prestigious award on our Events page.

December 3 & 4: New Frontiers in Particle Cosmology

The purpose of this meeting is to bring together experts working at the interface of cosmology, string theory and particle physics for a few days of informal talks and exchanges of ideas. The schedule will allow ample time for impromptu discussions and collaborations. Each talk includes ~60mins worth of presentation and interruptions, plus 30mins worth of questions/discussions.

2015 Rittenhouse Lecturer: Adam Riess

Nobel laureate Adam Riess, of Johns Hopkins University and the Space Telescope Science Institute, will deliver the Rittenhouse Lecture on November 18, 2015.