Professor Soebur Razzaque's Astroparticle Physics Group in the UJ Department of Physics conducts Gamma Ray Burst (GRB) and Gravitational Wave (GW) research. Prof Razzaque is a coordinator of the GRB and GW science group of the Fermi-Large Area Telescope (LAT) Collaboration. The University of Johannesburg is the only Full Member Institute of the Fermi-LAT Collaboration on the African continent.
Professor Razzaque's group is also involved in theoretical modelling of GRBs and binary mergers. Professor Razzaque is a co-author of the GW170817/GRB170817A discovery paper as well as the Fermi-LAT paper on observations of this event.