• Hubble Space Telescope
  • Hubble Space Telescope
  • Hubble Space Telescope
  • Hubble Space Telescope



The Astrophysics and Cosmology Group consists of ten staff members and several postdocs and Ph.D. students. We address fundamental questions in the very broad field of astrophysics, cosmology and gravitation. Our research interests include: analysis and interpretation of cosmic microwave background data, large-scale structure, galaxy formation and evolution, dark energy and dark matter, stellar structure and evolution, N-body and hydrodynamic simulations, high-energy astrophysics and gravitation theory. In the Astrophysics and Cosmology Ph.D. course our students are trained to become early-stage researcher via an intense program of lectures followed by research work, participation to international collaborations, conferences and observational projects. Researchers, postdocs and students working at SISSA can also take advantage of the rich environment of scientific institutions present in the Trieste area, such as the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the Institute for Fundamental Physics of the Universe (IFPU), the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), and the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF/OATS).