ICTS contributes to research excellence in science in various ways. It has a high quality faculty together with a large floating population comprising visitors, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. Currently ICTS faculty is engaged in research in areas that include statistical physics, complex systems, cross-disciplinary biology, gravity waves and numerical relativity, and in the areas of string theory, particle physics and cosmology. Their eminence attracts the brightest students and postdoctoral researchers as well as outstanding organizers and participants for the Centre’s programs. ICTS also has a wide group of associated faculty, who are deeply involved in various activities of the Centre.