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Scientific Research

Department of High Energy Astrophysics

  • Gamma-ray astronomy - Collaborations High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.), Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) projects, and Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT)
  • Astrophysics of accretion disks and relativistic jets
  • Cosmological evolution of supermassive black holes and active galaxies
  • Astrophysics of gamma-ray bursts
  • Heliophysics, including studies of coronal mass ejections
  • Studies of geophysical phenomena and heliospheric influences on Earth using measurements of extremely low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic waves
  • Acceleration and propagation of high-energy cosmic rays

Department of Radioastronomy and Space Physics

  • Investigation of gas and magnetic fields in galaxies, galaxy clusters, and intergalactic medium
  • Radio polarimetric observations of galaxies with largest radio telescopes and interferometric systems (EVLA, LOFAR, WSRT, ATCA, Effelsberg), and space observatories (XMM-Newton, Herschel)
  • Numerical modelling of evolution of cosmic magnetic fields and gravitational interactions of galaxies
  • Theoretical investigations of primordial cosmic structures: filaments and galactic superclusters
  • Research of planetary ionospheres

Department of Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology

  • Mathematical formulations of gravitational physics and their applications to astrophysics
  • The theory of structure formation in the early Universe
  • Gravitational lensing in cosmology
  • Chaos and critical phenomena in general relativity
  • Computer algebra systems with application to general relativity

Department of Stellar and Extragalactic Astronomy

  • Investigation of dynamical, physical and chemical processes in comets
  • Evolution of galaxies and large scale structures in the Universe
  • Investigation of spectrocscopic properties of active galaxies
  • Study of mechanisms of multiple radio activity in active galaxies
  • Investigation of properties of stars and stellar evolution