About the CFPU

The Center for the Fundamental Physics of the Universe (CFPU) at Brown brings together researchers engaged in experimental and theoretical work aimed at answering some of the major fundamental questions about the physics of the Universe.

The roster includes faculty from various sub-disciplines: four from Astrophysics and Cosmology Experimental work (Dell’Antonio, Gaitskell, Pober, Tucker), three pursuing Astrophysics and Cosmology Theory and Phenomenology (Alexander, Fan, Koushiappas) and four High Energy Experimentalists (Cutts, Heintz, Landsberg). We also work in conjunction with Faculty from Condensed Matter research and also Planetary Sciences.

One of our major goals is to identify and develop new cross-disciplinary techniques for future experimental searches to better understand dark matter and dark energy. We are encouraging full exploitation of the breadth and depth of the expertise at Brown to develop new experimental techniques, as well as new interpretations of the implications of current experimental data.

Read more about the center and its initiatives, and explore our research in addition to the research experiences of our graduate students.

In light of recent events in the US we want to reiterate our principles and values as members of Brown University and the CFPU and our commitment to diversity and inclusion. The CFPU is formed from faculty, staff, postdocs, and students with many different backgrounds. We are committed to building a diverse scientific community that supports people of all backgrounds. We condemn any form of discrimination, racism, and intolerance.