The Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics is a unique collaboration devoted to integrated study of cosmology, observational astronomy, fundamental and phenomenological particle physics, gravity, plasma physics, high energy astrophysics, black holes and computational physics.
While it is widely recognized that there are important connections among these fields, NYU's Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics may be the only place where researchers spanning these fields actually share office and lounge space, attend joint seminars and informal discussions, and actively collaborate on many projects.
Faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral scientists of the Center work together on many problems in these closely related areas, and also with members of the Physics Department and mathematicians and computer scientists at NYU's Courant Institute. Computational resources include Mafalda, a beowolf linux cluster. The main research areas include:
I. Dark Matter, Dark Energy and the Particle Physics-Cosmology Connection
II. Large-Scale Structure of the Universe
III. Galaxy Evolution and Observational Cosmology
IV. Black Holes, High Energy Astrophysics, and Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Rays
V. Elementary Particles and Relativity (Theory)