High Energy Astrophysics research at Sabancı University concentrates on the structure, dynamics, and evolution of neutron stars, black holes, white dwarfs, matter in their environments, as well as the radiation emitted by these compact objects. Instrumentation research with room temperature semiconductors is also pursued.
This research particularly aims at understanding the structure of matter at the highest densities, up to and beyond 1015 g/cm3, under extreme magnetic fields of up to 1015 G and the most rapid possible rotation rates, with rotation periods as short as milliseconds. Theoretical research, as well as observations with international X-ray and gamma ray observatory satellites, in addition to optical observations at the TUBITAK National Observatory, are pursued. The Sabancı University Astrophysics and Space Forum also hosts workshops and fosters scientific collaboration with astrophysicists in Turkey and abroad.