New windows to the sky
Astrophysics and cosmology are the studies of the Universe. In recent years, two interconnected areas of research have moved to the forefront of these disciplines: Multi-messenger astrophysics and precision cosmology. The former studies high-energy celestial phenomena through complementary physical carriers such as electromagnetic waves, gravitational waves and cosmic rays. The latter studies the large-scale structure of the Universe to reveal its origin and fate. Together, multi-messenger astrophysics and precision cosmology allows scientists to unravel the deepest mysteries of the Universe, such as its origin and composition.
In the past few years, multi-messenger astrophysics and precision cosmology have exponentially grown in importance in the physics research community. The Institute of Multi-messenger Astrophysics and Cosmology (IMAC) plays a prominent role in these research areas, putting S&T at the center stage of modern astrophysical research.
Research and education
The last decade has seen the birth of multi-messenger astrophysics. In the years to come, optical, particle and gravitational-wave astronomy will continue to explore the cosmos and redefine our understanding of the universe. IMAC is part of this new, exciting branch of science.
The origin and dynamics of the cosmic acceleration is a central problem of fundamental physics. IMAC researchers work to shed light on this problem and understand the nature of dark matter and dark energy.
Education and outreach
IMAC formal and informal educational initiatives aim at promoting science in the Missouri community and bringing the wonder and excitement of scientific discovery to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Interested in discussing IMAC research and educational activities? Please contact us.