binary star
Artist’s impression of an X-ray binary

Ongoing activities:

  • Relativistic Astrophysics
  • Accretion Disks Around Neutron Stars and Black Holes
  • Fundamental Physics with X-Ray Binaries
  • Periodic Time Variability Surveys: Chandra CATS@BAR Project and XMM-Newton EXTraS project
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Black Holes Candidates, LMXRBs and X-ray Pulsators
  • Optical Identification of X-ray Pulsars
  • Physics of Accretion
  • Physics of Jets
  • Low Mass X-ray Binaries
  • Microquasars
  • Ultraluminous X-ray Sources
  • Millisecond X-ray Pulsars
  • Gamma Ray Bursts: Multifrequency Studies; Optical/Infrared follow up of GRB and GRB/SN
  • Statistics studies of GRBs; IR/Optical Spectra of GRB/SN; GRB Host Galaxies; High Redshift Galaxies Evolution Studies

High Energy talks 2020 @OAR: 

  • 14 gennaio  – Alessandro Drago
  • 21 gennaio  – Matteo Bachetti
  • 28 gennaio  – Roberta Zanin
  • 4 febbraio   –  Phil Uttley
  • 7 aprile        –  Matt Middleton

Available stage/Laurea Thesis: 

  • Search for new ULX pulsars and super-Eddington accretion (theory/data analysis)
  • Physics of accretion onto millisecond X-ray pulsars (theory/data analysis)
  • Physics of accretion/jet in Black Hole Candidates (data analysis)
  • Algorithms for timing analysis in the X-ray band
  • Multimessanger data analysis

Contacts: [piergiorgio.casella alessandro.papitto gianluca.israel luigi.stella silvia.piranomonte]



Luigi Stella
GianLuca Israel
Piergiorgio Casella
Maria Teresa Menna
Alessandro Papitto
Silvia Piranomonte



Guillermo Andres Rodriguez Castillo
Federico Bernardini