Welcome to the Kadanoff Center

The mission of the Kadanoff Center of Theoretical Physics is to facilitate research and education in physical sciences through foundational investigations in theoretical physics.  We are guided by the idea that theoretical physics provides a unified description of physical reality -- that an understanding of diverse physical phenomena can be achieved using common methods and goals.  Advances in one area often enrich another, due to the common intellectual threads that bind them together. The Center strives to create a research environment which bridges divides between disparate physical disciplines, thereby advancing our understanding of physical phenomena in condensed matter physics, statistical mechanics, high energy physics, astrophysics and mathematics. A major unifying theme of current research emphasizes the role of geometry in the theoretical analysis of physical phenomena.