The X-Ray and Cosmology Group carries out basic research on X-Ray surveys, Large Scale Structure AGN physics and normal galaxies. The group participates in large European and International projects such as the XMM/XXL survey,the COSMOS X-ray surveys with XMM and Chandra , the Chandra mission AEGIS survey and the Chandra Deep Field South XMM survey . The group is PI in the large XMM project XMM-ATLAS. Finally the group is running the National Project XMM project "The dark side of the Universe" with the participartion of the University of Bologna, Saclay and MPE. Currently the group employs 3 permanent research staff, 6 postdocs and two postgraduate students.