Risa Wechsler has been appointed director of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC). On Sept. 15, she’ll take over from Tom Abel, whose five-year term at the helm of the institute is coming to an end.
Congratulations to Risa Wechsler and our gratitude to Tom Abel for his enormous contributions to KIPAC.
We are looking forward to KIPAC's continuing success under Risa Wechsler's leadership.
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.