Welcome! Our mission is to advance research in
theoretical and experimental physics at the interface
of the Energy, Intensity, and Cosmic frontiers.

We seek answers to key open questions about
nature’s fundamental interactions, such as:

Why is there more matter than anti-matter in the Universe?

What additional forces were active during the first moments after the Big Bang?

How are protons and neutrons put together?

We address these and other questions through international
topical workshops; a visiting researcher program;
UMass faculty, staff, and student research
as well as other activities.

News & Announcements

The Future of Neutron Rich Matter: From Neutron Skins to Neutron Stars

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:00am


This workshop will focus on our understanding of the equation of state of dense nuclear matter by exploring the connections between terrestrial measurements of neutron skins of nuclei and astrophysical measurements of the properties of neutron stars.
The workshop is timely because of the newly completed running of the PREX-II and CREX experiments at Jefferson Lab, new data from NICER and the upcoming fourth observing run of LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA. It is now time to bring these fields together, formulate a common language and coordinate future directions in both theory and experiment, with the shared goal of understanding neutron matter, from microscopic to the macroscopic scales.

Upcoming Seminars

ACFI Seminar

Fri, Oct 7, 2022 - 2:15pm

Anupam Mazumder

LGRT 1033

ACFI Seminar

Tue, Oct 11, 2022 - 2:30pm

Kent Yagi

remote via zoom

ACFI Seminar

Tue, Oct 18, 2022 - 2:30pm

Jordy de Vries

remote via zoom