Welcome

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.

 

Research Highlights

Dec 9, 2020 | Susan Clark: KIPAC's Newest Faculty Member Studies the Mysteries of Magnetism in Galaxies

Susan Clark, who will officially begin her appointment as KIPAC's newest faculty member on September 1, 2021, is quite familiar with the challenges inherent an observational field like astrophysics. While the main thrust of her research is reaching a broad understanding of astrophysical magnetism—including planetary and stellar fields, the immensely powerful fields of pulsars and active galactic nuclei, and the huge fields throughout galaxy clusters—one of her favorite areas of research is mapping the vast lines of magnetic force that thread through our own galaxy.

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KIPAC News

| Risa Wechsler named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
| Gravitational lenses could hold the key to better estimates of the expansion of the universe
| LZ preps to begin dark matter search
| A powerful new tool to study the cosmos
| Shh! These tests will enable a quieter search for dark matter

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