Strategic Research Program "High-Energy Physics"

High-energy astrophysics

The research activity of the Astronomy and Astrophysics group at UB is focused on the origins of cosmic rays, which tells us about the most energetic events in the universe (thousand of times more energy tan man-made experiments can produce. We observe and model radio galaxies with supermassive black holes at their centers.  We look for elusive dark matter by studying the movement of the gaseous components of galaxies.  Ground and space based telescopes are used to study matter ejected from dying stars, and we model the movements of young starts that have densities high enough to form black holes. 

 

Group leader

Prof. Dr. Stijn Buitink
Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Group (AARG)

Email: stijn.buitink at vub.ac.be
Phone: +32-2-629-13-11

Web: http://we.vub.ac.be/nl/astronomy-and-astrophysics

 

Members

Permanent Staff

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Phd student