Research and Development in Instrumental Astrophysics

Coordinator: Cláudia Vilega Rodrigues
Graduate Program: Astrophysics
Thematic Area: Instrumental Astrophysics
Countries: Germany; Argentina; Australia; Belgium; Bolivia; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia; South Korea; Ecuador; Spain; U.S; France; Netherlands; Hong Kong; Hungary; India; Italy; Japan; Mexico; Paraguay; Peru; Poland; Portugal; UK; Russia; Switzerland; Taiwan; Uruguay and Venezuela.

The constitution, formation, evolution and phenomenology of diverse astrophysical objects will be investigated through the collection / analysis of observational data, development of state-of-the-art astronomical instrumentation and construction of theoretical models. Emphasis is given to the production of quality/frontier science in physics and astrophysics with instrumental resources developed by the group itself, in collaboration with international institutions. This is the definition of Instrumental Astrophysics, that astrophysics performed by instrumentation developed, in whole or in part, by the group itself. The internationalization of these activities only benefits the realization of this research and development, since it can count on laboratories and foreign personnel, mainly in the first world countries, with experience in the development of astronomical instrumentation. However, the participation of Brazilian students and the national industry is fundamental, so that we can train human resources in the area of astronomical instrumentation and encourage the participation of the national industry in the development of high technology instrumentation. This research and development project on Instrumental Astrophysics will cover the electromagnetic spectrums of radio, infrared, optical, X-rays and gamma rays, in addition to the detectable spectrum in gravitational waves.

Team Project

NameInstitutionCountryGraduate Course
Alberto Rodríguez Ardila National Laboratory of Astrophysics (LNA) Brazil AST
André de Castro Milone INPE Brazil AST
Carlos Alexandre Wuensche de Souza INPE Brazil AST
Claudia Vilega Rodrigues INPE Brazil AST
Diego Antonio Falceta Gonçalves University of São Paulo (USP) Brazil AST
Flavio D’amico INPE Brazil AST
Francisco José Jablonski INPE Brazil AST
João Braga INPE Brazil AST
Joaquim Eduardo Rezende Costa INPE Brazil AST
José Carlos Neves de Araújo INPE Brazil AST
Odylio Denys de Aguiar INPE Brazil AST
Rafael da Costa Nunes INPE Brazil AST
Brian Lantz Stanford University USA Foreign
Barry C Barish California Institute of Techcnology (CalTech) USA Foreign


Working missions abroad
20190 R$ 0,00
20200 R$ 0,00
20210 R$ 0,00
20220 R$ 0,00
Total R$ 0,00
Subproject Maintenance
2019R$ 0,00
2020 R$ 0,00
2021 R$ 0,00
2022 R$ 0,00
Total R$ 0,00


Year Types Qty Amount
2019 PhD Internship (6 months)2 R$ 80.956,80
2019 Visiting Professor in Brazil (1 month) 1 R$ 23.155,29
2020 PhD Internship (6 months) 2 R$ 80.956,80
2020Visiting Professor in Brazil (1 month) 1 R$ 23.155,29
2021 PhD Internship (6 months) 2 R$ 80.956,80
2021Visiting Professor in Brazil (1 month) 1 R$ 23.155,29
2022 PhD Internship (6 months) 2 R$ 80.956,80
2022Visiting Professor in Brazil (1 month) 1 R$ 23.155,29
Total R$ 416.448,36