The astrophysics research program aims at better understanding the main and fundamental issues of modern astrophysics and cosmology theories. The purpose of the group is to unveil the secrets of the early Universe, large scale structures, galaxies, high energy, relativistic Astrophysics and Gravitation Theory.
The study of the present structure of the universe may reveal insights into events which occurred in the early universe. At SISSA the Astrophysics group studies the nature of the fundamental forces and particles at an energy scale far beyond the reach of terrestrial accelerators.
The study of the structure of galaxies and its resulting cosmological implications is another important aim of this group, particularly with regard to the nature and distribution of dark matter and its effect on the process of galaxy formation.
The astrophysics group is also involved in important international projects, such as AT20G, Chandra, EBEX, Fermi, ILIAS, Herschel, HST, MAGPOP, Planck, Swift, TNG, VESF, and XMM Newton.
Additional information about the courses and the research activity can be found at http://www.sissa.it/ap/