Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics

Prof. Dott. Andrea Santangelo

Head of the experimental high energy astrophysics group


Phone  +49 (0)7071 29 72486


Prof. Dott. Andrea Santangelo
Institut für Astronomie und Astrophysik
Abteilung Hochenergie-Astrophysik
Sand 1
72076 Tübingen


Professor Andrea Santangelo studied Physics at the University of Palermo in Italy and later specialised in Astrophysics at the Institute of Cosmic Physics of the Italian National Research Council, with Prof. Livio Scarsi, and at Columbia University, New York, with Prof. Robert Novick. After many years as staff scientist at the Italian National Research Council, Andrea Santangelo is today Professor of High Energy Astrophysics and Director of the High Energy Section of the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen in Germany. He has served several terms as Director of the Institute and as Chairman of the Physics department. In 2009 he was granted a RIKEN Grant as Senior Scientist, while in 2010 he was co-recipient, as member of the HESS collaboration, of the “Bruno Rossi” Prize for the scientific achievements of the HESS Telescope, and in 2007 he was co-recipient, as member of the HESS collaboration, of the European “Descartes” Prize for the scientific achievements of the HESS Telescope. In 2016 he was granted a CAS President's International Fellowship as Visiting Full Professor at IHEP (CAS), and since then he has kept a close collaboration with IHEP. He is among the very few scientists who has been granted a second CAS President’s International Fellowship in 2021.

Prof. Santangelo's research interests are in the field of multi-messenger astronomy with focus on High Energy Astrophysics, from a fraction of keV, in the X-rays, to 1021 eV in the Ultra High Energy Comic rays. He has participated, with leading roles, to many X-ray missions such as BeppoSAX, INTEGRAL, XMM-Newton, eROSITA, ATHENA and now eXTP and THESEUS. He is also leading research for the TeV observatories HESS and CTA, and in the past, the EUSO program for the search of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays from space. Among the sources populating the High Energy Sky Prof. Santangelo likes very much X-ray binaries, elusive dark matter sources, TeV emitters. Andrea Santangelo has published about 500 articles in refereed journals in the fields of Experimental High Energy Astrophysics, Experimental TeV Astrophysics, Space Instrumentation, Space Based search for UHECRs, Galactic Compact objects: from accretion to population studies, Dark Matter indirect search, Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays, Instruments Calibration, Instrument Background studies.

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