Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics
The Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics (MCFP) was established June 2007 under the support of the State of Maryland, the University of Maryland, and the Department of Physics. The Center includes three original theory groups: Particle Physics, Gravitation, and Quarks, Hadrons and Nuclei. The Center presently consists of 13 full-time faculty members in the Department of Physics, working on the wide range of theoretical problems related to the fundamental aspects of physics. Other members include Professor Emeriti, postdocs, graduate students, and visitors. The current director is Professor Raman Sundrum.
Our goal is to answer fundamental theoretical questions about the world we live in, such as:
- How did the universe start and evolve to the present state?
- What are the ultimate laws that govern the fundamental forces of nature?
- What are we made of?
Three theory groups form the MCFP:
MCFP hosts regular workshops and long and short term visitors. The Center supports graduate and post-doc fellows. We also have a colloquium series.