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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.


  • Dr. Bruce Grossan, one of the key founders of the Energetic Cosmos Laboratory gave a public talk entitled, Technology of NU’s Robotic Astronomical Telescope, the NUTTelA-TAO, revealing the nitty-gritty details of the fully automated telescope hunting for gamma-ray bursts. [October 22, 2021]
  • Dr. Lindsey Bleem delivered her public lecture, The Origins and Fate of the Universe as Observed from the Bottom of the World, at the Energetic Cosmos Laboratory Autumn Colloquia Series. [October 12, 2021]
  • Prof. Ofer Lahav from University College London delivered¬† a public lecture, entitled AI on our Planet and for exploring the Universe, followed by a discussion with Nobel Laureate Prof. George Smoot at the Energetic Cosmos Laboratory Autumn Colloquia Series. [September 28, 2021]

Post-covid picnic

After vaccination, the ECL team was able to organize a picnic in the botanical garden near NU:

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