Science at IPAC

Our community of active researchers is key to the strategic development and execution of all programs supported by IPAC.  IPAC scientific staff are engaged in forefront research spanning a broad range of fields in astrophysics and planetary sciences.  Areas of special focus include exoplanets; dark energy and cosmology; star formation and galaxy evolution; asteroids and the solar system; and the area in which IPAC has provided leadership for over three decades --  exploration of the infrared and sub-mm universe.