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Exploring new frontiers.

As the only facility in the world capable of making three-dimensional measurements of ions' and electrons' motion at kinetic scales, we're leading the way toward important applications in space weather, magnetically confined fusion, and astrophysical plasmas.

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We are supported by the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy and the Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Meet our People


The PHASMA experiment is the key to exponential contributions in the areas of establishing fundamental physics measurements.

Our Science


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Center Resources

The PHASMA Experiment

The focus of the center will be the PHAse Space MApping experiment, or PHASMA. This experiment is designed to make three-dimensional measurements of the motion of ions and electrons at kinetic scales.

Our Center facilities

Our Funding Sources

The Center for KINETIC Physics advances the field globally and gives our student researchers the opportunity to be involved in cutting-edge experimentation.

National Science Foundation

Major facility instrumentation developed with support from the National Science Foundation.

U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy funded a $2 million grant to the new Center for Kinetic Experiment, Theory and Integrated Computation Physics.


Funding from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration goes toward understanding of kinetic scale plasma physics for improved modeling for space weather prediction.