High Energies, Cosmology and Astrophysics


  • Study of the “Swallowing” Processes (Accretion) of matter around Black Holes in the Galactic Centers
  • Study of scalar cosmological perturbations for different models of inflation
  • Experimental and applied nuclear particle physics: KM3NeT (IT, FR) and ν-Angra

This line of research studies gravitational physics, the origins and evolution of the large-scale universe based on the 4 fundamental pillars: 1) the expansion of the universe observed by Hubble, 2) the observed abundance of light elements predicted by Gamow and his collaborators, and 3) the presence of the cosmic microwave background radiation as a highly isotropic blackbody radiation at a temperature of about 3 K, which exhibits a high degree of uniformity with inhomogeneities of about one part in 105. Thanks to the observation of the WBC by Penzias and Wilson. Thus the big bang model became the leading candidate to describe our universe, thus providing a framework for studying the history of the universe). The line of research also carries out its activities leveraged on scientific cooperation with two R&D infrastructures: KM3NeT (Italy, France) and ν-Angra (Brazil). KM3NeT is a multidisciplinary – multipurpose facility, included in the ESFRI (Europe) and LASF4RI (Latin America) roadmaps, being built and operated in the depths of the Mediterranean Sea.