The University of Chicago
The University of Chicago

Division of the Physical Sciences

Research Centers

ASC/Alliances Center for Astrophysical Thermonuclear Flashes
The ASC/Alliances Center for Astrophysical Thermonuclear Flashes aims to solve the long-standing problem of thermonuclear flashes on the surfaces of compact stars such as neutron stars and white dwarf stars, and in the interior of white dwarfs (i.e., Type Ia supernovae).

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.

Center for Multiscale Theory and Simulation
The Center for Multiscale Theory and Simulation (CMTS) develops both theoretical and computational methods that can be used to couple atomistic, coarse-grained and mesoscopic level descriptions of complex biological, and many other soft matter systems, in order to describe a variety of phenomena.

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.

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.

ATLAS Detector

Used in High Energy Physics experiments to study proton-proton collisions.

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Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Energy

Henry Moore’s statue Nuclear Energy, with the Regenstein Library and Max Palevsky residence hall in background.

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Starry Sky

The night sky seems to hold an infinite amount of stars. Astronomy and Astrophysics

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