College & Departmental Facilities
The College of Science includes the following units:
Physics & Astronomy
Associated Research & Educational Facilities
- The Cain Center
The Cain Center provides leadership in interdisciplinary educational research and practices that support and enhance literacy in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
- Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD)
CAMD is a 1.3 GeV synchrotron for energy and environmental materials characterization, biomedical and health research, and microstructure fabrication.
- Center for Computational Technology (CCT)
CCT provides high-performance computing resources for LSU, regional and international researchers.
- Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO)
LIGO is working to detect gravity waves, predicted by Einstein's theory of general relativity.
- Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy collaborates with MBPCC in a joint educational and research program in Medical Physics.
- Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC)
Pennington is involved in researching the connection between nutrition and health.