Welcome to the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group - GAA

The Astronomy and Astrophysics Group (GAA) gathers researchers from the Dept. Physics of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) since 1995. Currently, the GAA consists of 5 faculty members, 1 Ramon y Cajal fellow (tenure-track position), and 7 PhD students.

The research interests of the GAA comprise a wide spectrum of areas in Astronomy & Astrophysics, mostly in stellar structure and evolution. This includes:
* Stellar evolution: AGB and super-AGB stars
* Non-linear dynamics of pulsations of variable stars
* Physics of white dwarfs
* Type Ia supernovae: multidimensional models and nucleosynthesis
* Classical novae: multidimensional models and nucleosynthesis; observations
* Type I X-ray bursts: models and nucleosynthesis
* Type I X-ray bursts: observations; mass and radius constraints, recurrence times
* Simulations of stellar mergers
* Laboratory astrophysics
* Nuclear astrophysics
* Space missions: ground segment and payload
The GAA is currently located in two campuses: the Campus Diagonal-Besòs (Barcelona) and the Campus Castelldefels  (Castelldefels, 15 km south of Barcelona).