STAR Institute


More than 100 researchers of the STAR Institute conduct cutting-edge research focused on the following themes :

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Planetology

Detection, characterization and direct imaging of exoplanets, study of planets and small bodies of the Solar System, composition and dynamics of the Earth atmosphere

Stellar Physics

Observational characterization and modelling of stars and their evolution, interaction of stars with their surroundings, high-energy emission

Extragalactic Astrophysics & Astro-particles

Quasars, gravitational lensing, gravitational waves, large-scale structures, dark matter, cosmology, astro-particles

Instrumentation

Earth observation and astronomy payloads and satellites, ground-based instruments, custom-designed instruments dedicated to special applications.


Several groups are committed in these topics:

  • ASTA: Theoretical Stellar Astrophysics and Asteroseismology 
  • CSL: Centre Spatial de Liège
  • GAPHE: High Energy Astrophysics Group
  • GIRPAS: InfraRed Group of Atmospheric and Solar Physics
  • Hololab: Holographic interferometry and gratings, optical metrology 
  • IFPA: Fundamental Interactions in Physics and Astrophysics
  • LPAP: Laboratory for Planetary and Atmospheric Physics
  • OrCA: Origins in Cosmology and Astrophysics
  • PSILab: Planetary and Stellar systems Imaging Laboratory

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