Considering the magnitude and depth of its underlying physics, cosmology will continue to be one of the most exciting fields in physics and astronomy from both theoretical and experimental sides. Associated technologies necessary to explore deep space and early universe are always challenging but will drive new ideas which eventually give an impact on and change in our human life.
Institute for the Early Universe (IEU) was newly founded in December, 2008 at Ewha Womans University of Korea through the World Class University (WCU) Project of the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. IEU will conduct researches, participate in major space projects and eventually produce highly trained personnel to succeed and grow the community. We have Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics (BCCP) as a great partner.
Goals of IEU
- Observations and data processing of Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB): Observations and unprecedented precision and test of the standard model of cosmology
- Important role in coming world-class satellite-borne experiments
- Understanding fundamental physics at the early universe including inflation: contribute standard theories of universe and interactions of elementary particles including gravitation on conclete experimental/observational grounds
- Search for the origins of dark matter and dark energy: testing the physical effects of dark energy from matter survey and accelration rate measurements, and thus pinning down the mysterious constituents
- Developments of innovative deep space technologies
- Education of young students in the field of fundamental science and space technology
- Promotion of science to Korean society