Texas Center for Cosmology & Astroparticle Physics

What We Study

We research a wide variety of topics in astrophysics and cosmology, including working to identify the dark matter and dark energy that permeate the universe, investigating the properties of the universe with the Cosmic Microwave Background and building successful models for the early universe. 


The Texas Center for Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics includes experts in many fields of research as well as talented emerging scientific leaders who seek to improve humanity’s knowledge about the universe and several of its most mysterious forces. The center brings together researchers from across departments to facilitate interdisciplinary research in cosmology, data analysis and astroparticle physics.

Meet our team


Simons Observatory

TCCAP members are participating in the Simons Observatory, a Cosmic Microwave Background experiment located at the Atacama Desert in Chile that had first light in October 2023. The goals of Simons Observatory include searching for the gravitational waves from the early accelerated period of the Universe known as inflation, learning about neutrino mass and measuring cosmic parameters of the Universe.

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