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 and condensed matter physics, complex systems and fluid dynamics, physical biology, several topics in interdiscipinary mathematics, gravitational wave astronomy and numerical relativity, string theory and quantum gravity. Their eminence attracts the brightest students and postdoctoral researchers as well as outstanding organizers and participants for the Centre’s programs. ICTS plans to expand its research profile in several new directions of mathematics, computer science and quantitative biology. ICTS also has a wide group of associated faculty, who are deeply involved in various activities of the Centre.