Research Centers

Center for Advanced Radiation Sources (CARS)

The Center for Advanced Radiation Sources (CARS) is managed by the University of Chicago. CARS represents five institutional members and four scientific groupings, each devoted to a particular research area.

Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education (CEMSE)

CEMSE is a Research and Development Center that resides within the Physical Sciences Division (PSD) of the University of Chicago. CEMSE continues the University of Chicago’s long-standing commitment to improving precollege education and aims to support high quality mathematics and science instruction and learning for all students.

Chicago Tri-Institutional Center for Chemical Methods and Library Development (CTCMLD)

The mission of the Chicago Tri-Institutional Center for Chemical Methods and Library Development (CTCMLD) is to address the fundamental challenges of modern high-throughput organic synthesis and to provide major advances that will significantly facilitate the development of small-molecule libraries for broad biological screening.

Flash Center for Computational Science

The Flash Center for Computational Science is the home of several cross-disciplinary computational research projects including high-energy density physics (HEDP), thermonuclear-powered supernovae, and exascale computing co-design. The common thread running through these diverse projects is FLASH, our publicly available multiphysics multiscale simulation code with a wide international user base.

Kadanoff Center for Theoretical Physics

The mission of the Kadanoff Center of Theoretical Physics is to facilitate research and education in physical sciences through foundational investigations in theoretical physics. The Center strives to create a research environment which bridges divides between disparate physical disciplines, thereby advancing our understanding of physical phenomena in condensed matter physics, statistical mechanics, high energy physics, astrophysics and mathematics.

Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics

The KICP was founded in August 2001 as one of the National Science Foundation’s Physics Frontier Centers and was originally named the Center for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago. On March 10th 2004, following a generous endowment from the Kavli Foundation the CfCP was renamed the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics. This generous endowment has made this research institute devoted to interdisciplinary cosmological physics a permanent entity at the University of Chicago.

Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)

The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at the University of Chicago incubates innovative research to produce the design principles for the next generation of materials. The research is focused on investigating materials formed far from equilibrium, exploring new paradigms for materials fabrication and response, and exploiting feedback between structure and dynamics.

Stevanovich Center

The Stevanovich Center advances the understanding of the increasingly complex world of financial markets by integrating mathematics, statistics, and economics. The Center brings together leading academic researchers and financial professionals whose insights from daily experience in the markets can help translate theory into improved practice.