Astroparticle physics studies radiation and particles of astronomical origin by means of experiments based on elementary particle detector techniques.
Astrophysics, Cosmology, Fundamental interactions and Nuclear physics issues are addressed by ground-based, underground and Space-based detectors.
In the frame of multi-messenger astronomy, we detect cosmic rays, gamma rays, neutrinos, looking for their sources and studying acceleration and propagation mechanisms in order to fully validate the current astrophysical models, allowing to exclude or reformulate those that agree with some observations, but are not consistent with the results produced by other detectors.

We study neutrinos from core-collapse supernovae and look for direct particle Dark Matter (WIMPS) interactions.


Researchers: M.Aglietta, A.Castellina, W.Fulgione, G.C.Trinchero, P.Vallania, S.Vernetto,

Technical staff: A.Gorgi

Main Research Fields

  • Ground-based gamma ray atronomy
  • Ultra high energy  ( >1017 eV) astroparticles
  • Neutrino Astronomy
  • Dark Matter (WIMPS) direct detection


  • Ground-based Extensive Air Shower arrays
  • Fluorescence telescopes (ground-based and space-based)
  • Cherencov Telescopes
  • Underground  (LNGS)   liquid scintillator neutrino  detectors  and  liquid Xenon Dark Matter detectors