Harvard University
Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology

The Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology (LPPC) at Harvard University conducts cutting-edge research in experimental particle physics and observational cosmology, and provides education for graduate and undergraduate students.


The LPPC is led by six faculty members from Harvard Physics and Astronomy Departments.

Research Projects

Energy Frontier - ATLAS

  • Search for evidences of new physics beyond the Standard Model in the highest-energy proton-(anti)proton collisions. We are involved in the ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider and the CDF Experiment at the Tevatron.

Intensity Frontier - Neutrino

  • Study of neutrino mixing, in which different flavors of neutrinos turn into each other. A neutrino beam generated at Fermilab travels 810 km to reach the MINOS and NOvA Experiments located in northern Minnesota.

Cosmic Frontier - Dark Energy

  • Investigation of the Dark Energy through surveys of distant supernovea. Our flagship project is the Large Synaptic Sky Survey.

Last update: 16-June-2016