Hands-on physics with young scientists.
Involving students in real astrophysics research problems.
Engaging the community in the wonders of astrophysics.
Computational science summer schools.
We are a team of astrophysicists and computational scientists dedicated to making science fun and accessible to everyone.
Scientists within the Los Alamos Center for Theoretical Astrophysics and CCS-2 participate in a variety of public outreach activities, with the goal of bringing science to a wide range of people and communities. We visit elementary, middle, and high schools to do hands-on physics experiments with students, work with local teachers to develop astrophysics related classes, offer a community education class on modern topics in astrophysics (open to everyone!), participate in a range of public outreach events through programs like Bradbury Scientist Ambassadors, run an astrophysics summer camp for youth and teens, and offer a number of programs for high schoolers, undergraduates, and graduate students to support their education and training.
Our outreach efforts are centered on the core belief that science progresses optimally when people from a wide range of backgrounds participate and a variety of perspectives are included.
CTA scientists are engaged in a wide variety of projects. Here is a selection of a few things we are currently pursuing (click on each tab for more information).
Our team consists of a wide variety of scientists from different groups at Los Alamos National Lab, but we all share a common interest - to show everyone how fun and accessible science can be!
For more information on any of our activities or to inquire about opportunities to work with our team, please use the contact information below.