Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology

INPAC is a Multicampus Research Unit of the University of California, that aims to bring together UC researchers working in the fields of Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology.

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The branches of INPAC can be found at UC campuses where nuclear and particle physics is pursued and at three national laboratories:

The Executive Committee consists of representatives from the various branches. Prof. Bernard Sadoulet of UC Berkeley is at the head of the institute.

INPAC Objectives:

Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics focuses on three areas: the role of nuclear and particle physics in cosmology (e.g., inflation, dark matter, baryogenesis), neutrino astrophysics (neutrino masses, solar neutrinos, supernova, ultra high energy neutrinos) and high energy phenomena (acceleration mechanism, very high energy gamma rays, origin of cosmic rays). This is both an exciting multidisciplinary adventure and a very rapidly growing field. Eight of the UC campuses and the three national laboratories are already strongly involved. Through the constitution of this multicampus research unit, we hope to enhance our influence on the national and international scene and attract additional funding.

Our objectives as spelled out by our charter are:

Last Updated: BS 4/06/07
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