Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
Kavli IPMU is founded as an international research institution addressing fundamental questions about the universe.
What is the universe made of? How did it begin, and what is its fate? What are the laws that govern it, and why do we exist in it?
These are basic questions for all humanity, as reflected in the international and interdisciplinary character of Kavli IPMU. It aspires to become a truly world class institution, and more than half of its members have come from overseas. With generous support from the Japanese government, Kavli IPMU started as an idea on paper, and has now become a research center with more than 80 on-site scientific staff. Many exciting papers have been written by our members through collaborations with visitors from abroad.
The Kavli IPMU is located in the University of Tokyo Kashiwa campus in Kashiwa city, about an hour's train ride north of downtown Tokyo, and is considered a part of the greater Tokyo cosmopolitan area.