Astrophysics has become a very attractive, transversal and interdisciplinary, research area, with connections with Theoretical Physics, and with High Energy as well as Condensed Matter Physics (e.g. for direct and indirect Dark Matter search and for R&D of new detectors). This has definitely boosted this research field.
In the Physics department, we identify five broad meta-themes, around which orbits a critical mass of researchers, both inside and outside the Astrophysics Group. For each of these meta-themes, we list the “Open questions”, “Recent activities” and “Outlook”.