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Quantum degenerate gases, laser-cooled atomic clocks, optical lattices, etc.

Biological Physics

Interactions across scales from intracellular signalling to ecosystems.

Condensed Matter

Quantum coherent ground states, spintronics, magnetism, materials physics, and nanoscience.

Gravitational Physics

Quantum gravity and general relativity.

Particle Astrophysics

Ultrahigh energy cosmic-rays, cosmological neutrinos, cosmic antimatter, etc.
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On-site in the Argentine pampas deploying the Auger detector.

At the fertile interface between particle physics and astronomy, the field of particle astrophysics explores the cosmos using particle physics techniques and the subatomic world using astronomical observations. The particle astrophysics group at Penn State is helping to design, construct and analyze the data from vast detectors spread out on the South America pampas, buried in the South Pole icecap, and flown from enormous balloons in Texas and the Antarctic coast. These far-flung experiments will be used to study ultrahigh energy cosmic-rays, cosmological neutrinos, cosmic antimatter and many other astrophysical and particle physics phenomena.

CoutuStephane Coutu (Experiment)
CowenDouglas (Doug) Cowen (Experiment)
DeYoungTyce (Ty) DeYoung (Experiment, Computation)
MészárosPeter Mészáros (Theory)
MocioiuIrina Mocioiu (Theory)
OwenBenjamin (Ben) Owen (Theory, Experiment, Computation)
SommersPaul Sommers (Theory, Experiment)

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