Carnegie Mellon University

Cosmology and Particle Physics

McWilliams Center for CosmologyMCS is attempting to unravel the mysteries of the universe, partnering astrophysics and particle physics research with computer science, statistics, and other disciplines. Learn more at the McWilliams Center for Cosmology.

Science Connection 2012MCS researchers are studying the mysterious dark matter and dark energy that makes up 95 percent of the universe. Read more about our cosmology research in the articles "A Physicists Guide to the Universe" and "Carnegie Mellon Goes to the Dark Side" in Science Connection.

Large Hadron Collider CMSMCS physicists are part of the international team working on the Large Hadron Collider's compact muon solenoid detector (CMS). They constructed the state-of-the-art electronics, consisting of 150,000 channels, for the detector's endcap muon system. The researchers plan to search the CMS data for evidence of the neutralino or other possible dark matter particles. Learn more about the CMS experiment, and the LHC

LSSTThe McWilliams Center is part of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project. The multidisciplinary team of physicists, statisticians and computer scientists will lend their expertise to analyzing the data gathered by the telescope as it surveys the sky in high-resolution. Learn more about the LSST.

Science Connection 2014MCS physicists are working on international projects that aim to answer some of the most fundamental questions in physics. Read more in the article "The Long Haul" in Science Connection.