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Research in Astrophysics, and Theoretical physiscs. Principal topics include Extragalactic Astronomy, Observational Cosmology and Theoretical Plasma Physics. All astronomers at the Department make intensive use of the astronomical facilities available in Chile.
The department has Linux and Unix copmputers to process and analyse the data.
'There must be no barriers for freedom of inquiry. There is no place for dogma in science. The scientist is free, and must be free to ask any question, to doubt any assertion, to seek for any evidence, to correct any errors.'