The department's facilities range from cutting-edge locations to high-precision machine, glass, and electronics shops.


PITT PACC coordinates local activities in experimental, observational, and theoretical particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology.

Pittsburgh Quantum Institute

At the Pittsburgh Quantum Institute, we bring together faculty and resources in a single infrastructure to further our mission statement.


The Discipline-based Science Education Research Center (dB-SERC) strives to create a community to improve teaching and learning through evidence-based practices.

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Allegheny Observatory

A historic astronomical institution, the Allegheny Observatory is home to Pitt research, instruction, and public outreach.