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Current CCAPP research interests include large scale structure, GRBs, AGN, the IGM, gravitational lenses, dark energy and dark matter, ultra-high energy cosmic rays and gamma-rays, formation and evolution of elements, and neutrino astrophysics/cosmology.


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On a quarterly basis, CCAPP will accept applications soliciting funding for CCAPP science initiatives. The proposals can be to support ongoing research or for R&D in support of future research and should include a description of the work and required support.

See CCAPP Funding Proposals to apply.



Large Binocular Telescope

In addition to well-equipped laboratories for detector development and construction, facilities at OSU include membership in the AUGER, ANITA, and GLAST collaborations, a 1/6 observing share of the Large Binocular Telescope, a 1/4 share of MDM observatory, membership in the SMARTS consortium, a 48-node Beowulf cluster, and access to the Ohio Supercomputing Center (OSC).


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OSC Ruby Cluster

The Ohio Supercomputer Center's Ruby Cluster is an HP built, Intel Xeon processor-based supercomputer located on Ohio State's West Campus. CCAPP is one of two research groups that co-own Ruby with the OSC. It is named for Ruby Dee, the late Cleveland-born actress, author and social rights advocate. The total peak performance for the HP/Intel Xeon Phi cluster is estimated to reach 144 TeraFLOPS, tech-speak for 145 trillion calculations per second. This facility allows CCAPP researchers to better connect theoretical models to observations of astrophysical processes and objects.

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