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Astrophysics and Cosmology

Focus Leader: Ed Fenimore efenimore@lanl.gov

Proposals are solicited with emphasis on theoretical research, observational research, and instrumentation research, especially multidisciplinary projects at the boundaries between cosmology, astrophysics, nuclear physics, particle physics, extreme astrophysical conditions, plasma physics, computational physics, and/or general relativity. Use of facilities where LANL is a participating institution is highly desirable, e.g. Very Long Baseline Array, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, National Solar Observatory, etc.) as well as involvement in upcoming national facilities such as HAWC or LSST

The following specific topics are of interest:

  • cosmology
  • gamma ray astrophysics
  • space instrumentation
  • stellar dynamics
  • neutron star physics
  • radio pulsars
  • variable stars
  • cosmic ray, and the cosmic microwave background
  • solar neutrinos
  • time domain astrophysics
  • intergalactic magnetic fields
  • active galactic nuclei
  • supernovae
  • energetics of supermassive black holes
  • physics of accretion disks
  • dynamics of the interactions between superfluids and normal matter
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UC San Diego

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University of Utah

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University of Michigan

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University of New Mexico

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Woods Hole

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University of New Mexico

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Argonne National Laboratory

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University of Illinois

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