KAPA has four key science objectives:

  • Galactic Center: Testing General Relativity and studying supermassive black hole interactions at the Galactic Center.
  • Dark Matter with Strongly Lensed Galaxies: Constraining dark matter, the Hubble constant, and dark energy via strong gravitational lensing.
  • Proto-Planets: Directly studying gas-giant protoplanets around the youngest stars.
  • Galaxy Formation and Evolution with Lensed Galaxies: Characterizing galaxy kinematics and metallicity using rare highly magnified galaxies.