The Brown Center for Fundamental Physics of the Universe will unite Brown’s Astrophysics and Cosmology group with Brown’s Experiment Particle Physics group. Together, CFPU researchers will study the origin, evolution, composition, and fate of the Universe (see Figure 1) in a cohesive approach not possible with individual work. CFPU will address many of the most vexing and fundamental unsolved problems in physics and will be better able to do this by combining research strengths in new ways.