Extreme Astrophysics

The extreme astrophysics group uses a variety of ground- and space-based observatories to study astronomical phenomena that radiate X-rays or gamma-rays, or produce relativistic particles. Some areas of attention include: accretion onto compact objects (white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes); measuring the masses and luminosity of black holes; gamma-ray bursts and their afterglows; gravitational wave signals from distant black hole mergers; jets from neutron stars and black holes; pulsar wind nebulae and supernova remnants; and tests of General Relativity.

Faculty

Hugh Aller Oleg Gnedin Mateusz Ruszkowski
Eric Bell Tim McKay Patrick Seitzer
Joel Bregman Jon Miller Monica Valluri
Elena Gallo    

 

Research Scientists & Postdocs

Margo F. Aller Kayhan Gultekin Amy Reines
Pedro R. Capelo Edmund Hodges-Kluck Mark Reynolds
Nathalie Degenaar Philip Hughes Abdu Zoghbi
Renato Dupke Richard Plotkin  

 

Graduate Students

Vivienne Baldassare Hui Li  
Ashley King Matthew Miller  

 

Image Credit: NASA/CXC/M. Weiss