The Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, or KIPAC, was inaugurated in 2003 as an independent laboratory of Stanford University to serve as a bridge between the disciplines of astrophysics, cosmology and particle physics. KIPAC's members work in the Physics and Applied Physics Departments on the Stanford campus and at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Its mission is to bring the resources of modern computational, experimental, observational and theoretical science to bear on our understanding of the universe at large.

'KIPAC Special Colloquium: 'Swirls from the Big Bang'

A team of researchers working on the BICEP2 experiment has announced the first direct evidence of cosmic inflation, a momentous experimental result that supports and gives new details on the Big Bang Theory of the Universe.