The theory of general relativity is important in the study of cosmology, singularities, and the structure of spacetime. Members of the Center and Physics Department explore its implications for astrophysics, particularly in the construction of models of the universe. Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) in all its aspects  from formal theoretical issues to hadron physics phenomenology and supersymmetric extensions  is another research interest of the theory group; research topics include radiative corrections in QCD that are essential for testing the theory, lattice gauge calculations, quark confinement, new stable hadrons such as predicted by SUSY, and nonperturbative phenomena in QCD and superYang Mills.
Electroweak theory and beyond the standard model physics is another very important area of research: precision tests of the Standard Model and extensions, modelbuilding creating new paradigms (e.g., extradimensional theories), flavor physics, and supersymmetry.
