Astronomia UDP

Instituto de Estudios Astrofísicos UDP

Started in 2013 and  is part of the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences. The Institute strongly focuses on observational astronomy, using observations at X-ray, optical, infrared, and submillimeter/radio wavelengths.

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About Us

The institute comprises faculty, graduate students, postdocs, administrators, outreach coordinators, and visiting scholars. Their 4-year Ph.D. program in astrophysics, launched in 2019, emphasizes early research engagement and boasts over 20 students representing 12 nationalities. All students receive full funding through fellowships, sourced from external grants or UDP.


Find out about our latest investigate


Planetary Systems researches planetary system formation, exoplanetary systems, and exomoons using diverse techniques and instruments.

Stellar and Galactic Astronomy studies stars, their evolution, atmospheres, and transient phenomena such as supernovae.

Extragalactic Astronomy explores objects beyond the Milky Way, including supermassive black holes, quasars, and galaxies throughout cosmic history.


Diverse centers encompass various astrophysical research areas. ERIS examines cosmic evolution via phylogenetic trees, YEMS focuses on giant planet and young exoplanet formation, CATA conducts interdisciplinary research in astronomy and related technologies, while AGATHA explores galaxy and active galactic nucleus evolution. Additionally, the UDP Dust Lab specializes in measuring cosmic dust opacity for astronomical observations.


Find out about our projects, where we meticulously investigate and scrutinize the intricacies of planetary systems, delve into the nuances of stellar galactic astronomy, and peer beyond our Milky Way into the enigmatic realms of extragalactic astronomy. In this section, we present a curated collection of research undertakings, each committed to the pursuit of knowledge in these disciplines. Join us in the exploration of the cosmos as we embark on these rigorous and enlightening projects.

Doctorado en Astrofísica

The program is aimed at applicants with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in astronomy or related sciences who wish to further their studies in order to develop a research career in the area of astrophysics.