Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe

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Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe
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Named afterKavli Foundation (United States)
PredecessorInstitute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe
FormationOctober 1, 2007; 11 years ago (2007-10-01)
FounderHitoshi Murayama and the University of Tokyo
TypeNGO
PurposeScientific research
HeadquartersKashiwa, Japan
Director
Hitoshi Murayama
Websitehttps://www.ipmu.jp/en

The Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU) is an international research institute for physics and mathematics situated in Kashiwa, Japan, near Tokyo. Its full name is "Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, the University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan".

The main subjects of study at IPMU are particle physics, high energy physics, astrophysics, astronomy and mathematics. The institute addresses five key questions: "How did the universe begin? What is its fate? What is it made of? What are its fundamental laws? Why do we exist?"[1]

History[edit]

The Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe was created in October 1, 2007, by its founding director Hitoshi Murayama and the University of Tokyo.[2][3] It is funded by the Japanese Ministry of Science, as a part of their World Premier International Research Center Initiative. In 2012, the IPMU received an endowment from the Kavli Foundation and was renamed the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe.[4]

Members of IPMU[edit]

Many notable scientists are employed at the IPMU.[5] Among them:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murayama, Hitoshi. "From the Director". Kavli IPMU-カブリ数物連携宇宙研究機構. Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  2. ^ "WPI Program". Kavli IPMU-カブリ数物連携宇宙研究機構. 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  3. ^ "Summary of proposal" (PDF). Kavli IPMU. 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  4. ^ "University of Tokyo | The Kavli Foundation". www.kavlifoundation.org. Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  5. ^ "People". Kavli IPMU-カブリ数物連携宇宙研究機構. Retrieved 2017-05-23.

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