Center for Astroparticle Physics - CFA

Welcome to the Center for Astroparticle Physics 
The Gran Sasso Center for Astroparticle Physics (CFA) is a web of research instutues having the Gran Sasso National Laboratory (LNGS) as the net center.
The CFA promotes the research in the fields of Astroparticle Physics,  Neutrino Physics, Dark Matter, High Energy Astrophysics and Gravitational Waves.
The CFA is part of the POR Abruzzo "La società della conoscenza".

Research fields

  • Neutrino Physics
  • Dark matter
  • High Energy Astrophysics
  • Gravitational waves
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The CFA network

The CFA is a research network among italian research institutions. The central node is the Gran Sasso National Laboratory, the other nodes are the University of L'AquilaINFN of Torino, Ferrara, Bari and Roma 1, University of Roma Tor Vergata, INAF Astrophysical Observatory of Arcetri.


The activities of the CFA are approved by the board

  • F. Vissani (chairman)
  • E. Coccia
  • P. Lipari
  • E. Lisi
  • F.L. Villante
  • S. Ragazzi
  • F. Wilczek


The first meeting took place in July 

Summary of the meeting (in italian)

Scientific secretary M.Mannarelli

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The CFA organizes seminars on various topics

Neutrino Physics

Neutrino masses and oscillations. Neutrinos from stellar collapse. Neutrinos and gravitational signals. Solar neutrinos, geoneutrinos. Neutrino Phenomenology.             

Dark matter

Dynamics of structure formation.                  WIMP annihilation and related emissions. Modification of gravity

High Energy Astrophysics               Gravitational waves

Ultra high energy cosmic rays. Matter in  extreme conditions. Color superconductors.

Emission from isolated comapct stars, binary black holes and binary merging.

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Job opportunities

Post-doc position: "Aspetti sperimentali e fenomenologici della astrofisica delle alte energie”

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Contact Information

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Our Location

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Mailing Address

Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso
S.S. 17 BIS km. 18.910
67010 Assergi L’Aquila

Phone: +39-0862-437743
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