GARRA, the Relativistic Astrophysics and Radio Astronomy Group at the
Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía (IAR), was founded in April 2000 on the basis of
collaborations extending since 1993, and with the objective to further the studies on relativistic astrophysics and cosmology in Argentina. Currently,the group also includes researchers and students from other institutions, notably the Facultad de Cs. Astronómicas y Geofísicas of the University of la Plata.
The group work over many topics in current astrophysics: compact objects, i.e. pulsars, black holes, exotic stars; unidentified gamma-ray sources; gamma-ray bursts; sources of high-energy cosmic rays; massive stars; gravitation and cosmology. Some members also do research in foundations of science.
Dr. Chat Hullfrom the Center for Astrophysics of Harvard will visit us. He'll give two talks related to star formation and the ALMA observatory.
New post-graduate courses at the Faculty of Astronomy and Geophysic of La Plata: Radioastronomía by Dr. P. Benaglia and Dr. M. Fernandez
Lic. Cintia Peri got her PhD in Astronomy with the thesis: Emisión no térmica e infrarroja en torno a estrellas de gran masa.
Different graduate and undergraduate courses on different topics of astronomy and astrophysics are regulary given by members of GARRA. In general, these courses are developed at the Facultad de Cs. Astronómicas y Geofísicas of the University of la Plata.Available courses
The group participate in several activities for science popularisation. Here you can find articles, books and broadcast emissions dedicated to the general public.Material