Research in relativistic astrophysics encompass both theoretical and observational studies of relativistic objects. We study compact objects such as black holes (BH) of various sizes from stellar-mass BHs to supermassive BH in the centres of galaxies as well as accreting neutron stars (NS) in their different observational appearance: X-ray pulsars and weakly-magnetized NS in low-mass X-ray binaries (LMXB). Our studies also cover the mechanisms of formation of compact objects as a result of supernova explosions and the physics of gamma-ray bursts associated with such explosions.

Our research directions can be roughly divided into a few groups:
Working groups

X-ray binaries

Description of the group activity.
Group meetings take place on Wednesdays (first and third of each month), 15.00 in the coffee room.

Stellar explosions

Description of the group activity.
Group meetings take place on Mondays, 15.00 in the coffee room.

AGNs and Very High Energy Astrophysics

Description of the group activity.
Group meetings take place on Wednesday (second and fourth of each month), 15.00 in the coffee room.