To determine the fundamental laws of nature, understand the large scale structure of the universe, explore the high energy frontier, understand atomic nuclei, understand plasma dynamics, and develop new research tools.

Education and Training

To master a rigorous curriculum in fundamental principles, then to do research in forefront areas, often involving significant participation in major research facilities around the world, launching careers in academia, research laboratories, government and industry.

Societal Impact

To provide the intellectual foundation and physical infrastructure for developments in such diverse fields as nuclear medicine and radiation therapies, cargo screening for dangerous materials, and modeling complex systems such as financial markets, as well as to advise the government on policy related to energy, security, and science.




Ivica Friščić and Yimin Wang

Postdoc Ivica Friščić and Grad student Yimin Wang adjust the vacuum
pumps for the DarkLight Phase 1A experiment