To house world-leading efforts in studies of dark energy, dark matter, the origin of cosmic structure, and the highest energy particles in the universe, surrounded by a highly visible Postdoc/Visitor/Workshop Program.
The Ohio State University has funded an Initiative to develop a Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics (CCAPP), building on the unique environment between the OSU Departments of Astronomy and Physics, to pursue research at the interface of cosmology, astrophysics, and high energy physics. Our primary objective is to create a world-leading interdisciplinary research center focused on the fundamental questions "What is the Universe made of?" and "How did it evolve?". The CCAPP will focus the relevant expertise (existing and new faculty, postdocs, technical and administrative staff, and graduate students) and research programs from both Astronomy and Physics on these fundamental questions. CCAPP research initiatives include dark energy (DES-LSST-SNAP), "multi-messenger" astro-particle physics (GLAST,AUGER,ANITA), dark matter, and the birth and growth of the Universe.
Funded at the level of $5.7M for the next 5 years, we anticipate a vigorous research program, commencing with the establishment of CCAPP Graduate Research Fellows, CCAPP Postdoctoral Fellows, CCAPP Distinguished Scholars, and a series of mini-workshops coupled to CCAPP science initiatives. CCAPP is governed by a Science Board with equal representation from Astronomy and Physics, with day-to-day operations run by the Director and administrative support staff.
The Ohio State University, Physics Research Building
191 West Woodruff Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43210
Fax: (614) 292-7741