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The George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy builds on the interface between Astrophysics, High Energy Experiment, and High Energy Theory to advance our knowledge and understanding of the Universe. We explore the Universe from the lightest particles to its most massive structures through vibrant research programs centered on theory, observations, and experiments. We are dedicated to sharing our knowledge and the excitement of discovery through education and public outreach, conferences, workshops, and a visitors’ program.

The Mitchell Institute is part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Science at Texas A&M University.

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Scientific Events

February 10, 2016, 7:00PM | Star Party

Star Party - Simpson Drill Field Review Stand

February 11, 2016, 4:00PM | Colloquium

Andrey Chubukov (University of Minnesota) - Hawking Auditorium

February 15, 2016, 2:00PM | Theory Seminar

Andrew Waldron (University of California, Davis) - MIST M102

February 18, 2016, 4:00PM | Colloquium

Tom Silva (NIST) - Hawking Auditorium


December 14, 2015 | Press Release

New Results from LUX: World's Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Gets Better

October 1, 2015 | Press Release

Six Texas A&M Science Faculty Named to Endowed Chairs and Professorships

September 18, 2015 | Press Release

Giant Magellan Telescope to Cast Milestone Fourth Mirror