Research at the Department of Astronomy
Research in the Department of Astronomy is described according to the Roadmap for Astronomy in Switzerland 2007-2016 in four main themes: Exoplanetary systems, Stars formation & evolution, Galaxies & Universe, Compacts objects & Hot Universe.
Key areas of astrophysics are present , taking into account a number of skills must be maintained since they are the Excellence of UNIGE-EPFL astronomy center.
Furthermore, research in astrophysics requires permanent connections between theoretical work (predictions and modeling) and observations for which the entire electromagnetic spectrum should be used (ground-based telescopes and space). Computer models play an essential role for proper and efficient astrophysical research progress.
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Some of the results of research conducted at the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Geneva are shown in section " Highlights "