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 Annual Reports


Research Highlights

Mar 30, 2018 | From the biggest to the smallest black hole jets: Does size matter?

Is it possible to learn how the jets from small black holes a few solar masses in size behave by studying the biggest, most extreme, most relativistically distorted jets from full-fledged quasars, the monstrous billion solar mass black holes at the centers of giant galaxies? Remarkably the answer is YES!

Upcoming Events


Campus, Varian 355

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Campus, PAB 232

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Campus, Hewlett Teaching Center, Room 201

4:30 pm


| The world’s largest astronomical movie
| Meeting showcases women in data science
| 45-Year-Old Telescope Gets a Makeover to Demystify Dark Energy
| KIPAC Newsletter #12 (February 12, 2018)
| Better Instruments Give Scientists a New Way to Study the Cosmos

Recent ArXiv Publications


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