EXPLORE stands for "EXPeriential Learning Opportunity through Research and Exchange”. It is the first German-Canadian-US undergraduate student research collaboration in theoretical astroparticle physics and brings together students and faculty from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, York University in Toronto, Canada and the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US. The EXPLORE project is mentored by eight faculty members from four universities:

Saeed Rastgoo (University of Alberta, Canada)
Laura Sagunski (Goethe University, Germany)
Jürgen Schaffner-Bielich (Goethe University)
Sean Tulin (York University, Canada)
Rahul Kannan(York University, Canada)
Mark Vogelsberger(MIT, USA)

In EXPLORE, the students from all participating universities work together in diverse, international research teams to explore the most fascinating and yet unsolved mysteries of modern physics. This winter term, we have explored frontiers of gravity in the universe, where students have explored the gravity sector of the universe, studying physics at a range of length scales in the universe -- from structure formation on large scales to quantum black holes!

The EXPLORE students will present the outcome of their research at this workshop. Everyone interested, whether they are student, postdoc, or faculty, is invited to join the workshop!


The EXPLORE project is supported by the Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) at York University, the DFG Collaborative Research Center CRC-TR 211 “Strong-interaction matter under extreme conditions” and the State of Hesse through the Research Cluster ELEMENTS.


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