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.
Astroparticle Physics Frontier
The Astroparticle Physics Frontier Group is led by Carlos Argüelles, a neutrino physicist. His work explores properties of neutrinos using data from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. IceCube data provides a unique window on the highest energy neutrinos ever observed. It is an ideal place to search for new Beyond Standard Model effects.
The Energy Frontier Group, led by Profs. Franklin, Huth, and Morii, studies the highest-energy proton-proton collisions with the ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). We measure the properties of the Higgs boson, and searches for new physics beyond the Standard Model.
The Cosmic Frontier Group, led by Prof. Stubbs, is primarily working on the development of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) as a tool for studying the accelerating expansion of the Universe. Our group plays a central role in the calibration system, in optimizing implementation of the LSST survey strategy, and in commissioning and exploitation of the full LSST system. Working in partnership with DOE laboratories (SLAC and BNL), we are also engaged in the construction of the 3.5 Gpixel LSST camera system.