Group K at SLAC

Group K is located at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, a part of Stanford University. The major research interests of Group K are in particle astrophysics. This exciting new discipline merges the worlds of particle physics and astrophysics to try to address some of the most fundamental questions about our universe. Particle astrophysicists use high-energy observations of super-massive black holes and other types of cosmic objects in order to:

  1. Test the standard model of particle physics under extreme conditions of temperature, density and magnetic field that cannot be reproduced in laboratories

  2. Discover possible new types of elementary particles using powerful astrophysical sources

  3. Test the nature of relativistic gravity in environments which have extreme gravitational fields

  4. Probe the universe on very short and very long timescales using space-based experiments which detect X- and gamma-radiation

Created by Tim Graves

Last revision - $Date: 1999/05/22 01:30:34 $ $Author: engo $ $Revision: 1.4 $

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