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The Energetic Cosmos Laboratory, founded by Nobel Laureate Dr. George F. Smoot, is one of the leading international cosmology and astrophysical research laboratories, with state of the art facilities at the Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The main goal of the center is to investigate the fundamental questions of cosmology and energetic processes in cosmos which include topics related to the birth and evolution of the universe.


  • Paper on UFA instrument testing at the NUTTelA telescope accepted for publication: “On-sky SiPM Performance Measurements for Millisecond toSub-Microsecond Optical Source Variability Studies” accepted to JATIS arXiv:2002.00147  [November 2020]
  • Dr. Vishal Gajjar delivered his public lecture, A New Era In The Search For Intelligent Life In The Universe, at the Energetic Cosmos Laboratory Autumn Colloquia Series. [October 21, 2020]
  • Prof. Katie Mack gave a public lecture, entitled How to See a Black Hole, for the Energetic Cosmos Laboratory Autumn Colloquia Series. [October 2020]

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