Visit Us

Dear prospective visitor,

We have an active program of visitors to our Institute. In keeping with our mission, we encourage and support visits from scientists who have interests, or who wish to develop interests, in several of the areas in which we do research. This helps the cross-fertilization that we find important for advances in Cosmological Physics. If you would like to visit our Institute, please contact any of our members or fill in a Visitor application form.
We encourage longer visits which typically involve collaborative activities with a number of Institute members. Financial support will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis. For administrative purposes, we have 3 classes of visitors: "short term", "long term", and "seminar/colloquium".
  • Short term
    Visits are range from 3 days to 2 weeks.
  • Long term
    Visits are anything over 2 weeks; these require special university approval and thus take a longer time for approval.
  • Seminar/Colloquium
    Visits for those invited to speak at either one of our regular forums or for special seminars. Such visits are usually for a day or two and we typically cover travel expenses (sharing economy class airfare among institutions to the extent possible) and up to two nights lodging.

Getting to the KICP

The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics is located in the William Eckhardt Researh Center (ERC).

William Eckhardt Research Center
5640 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago IL 60637

During working hours, street parking around campus is difficult to find. However, the Campus North (Ellis) parking garage is located approximately two blocks from the William Eckhardt Research Center.

Public Transit
Campus is served by the following CTA buses. Please click the links to see the routes/schedules.
#4 Cottage Grove
#55 Garfield
#171 U of Chicago/Hyde Park
#172 U of Chicago/Kenwood
#192 U of Chicago Hospitals Express