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The theoretical particle physics group at the University of Kansas consists of a dynamic group of professors, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students. Their research stems from the first tenet of Physics: if you can't find proof of it, find data to back it up, or create an experiment, it's just pretty math, not Physics. With this always in the background the theory group performs studies in QCD (Quantum Chromodynamics), neutrino research using information from neutrino telescope data, and quark-gluon content and behavior in nucleons. Their exploration of the particle realm carries them into the study of cosmology, nuclear physics, cosmic rays, and many other disciplines. The group here at KU also does comparisons of extra-dimensional physics models and provides theories testing the old principles to the experimental group that can be tested in the lab. The theory group is always open to new ideas and new ways to carry-out their research.