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
  • LOFT
  • 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
  • Active Galactic Nuclei: Evolution and Multifrequency Studies
  • Blazars



Luigi Stella
Gianluca Israel
Angelo Antonelli
Dafne Guetta
Maria Teresa Menna
Piergiorgio Casella


Silvia Piranomonte
Guillermo Andres Rodriguez Castillo
Alessandro Papitto