The 2015 Oskar Klein Memorial Lecture will be given by Professor Rashid Sunyaev of the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, who is also the recipient of the Oskar Klein Medal for 2015.
This week Stockholm University and AlbaNova are hosting the 13th Marcel Grossmann Meeting. The triennial Grossmann meetings are organized by the ICRANet research institute, this year with Stockholm University and KTH as local partners.
The general theme of the Grossmann meetings is applications and theory relating to Einstein’s general relativity.
Do you care about computing? Probably not, probably you are happy just knowing that all your stuff just works. But what “Does work” actually means? Let me try to give you a few reasons why you should actually care… and why it matters. Last week I was at the CHEP conference where the latest and greatest news of computing in high energy nuclear and particle physics were discussed.
Galaxy clusters occupy a central role in the ongoing efforts to understand some of the greatest questions in particle astrophysics and cosmology: the nature of Dark Matter and Dark Energy. Moreover, these huge mass concentrations serve as Nature’s own telescopes, capable of amplifying faint high-redshift sources that would otherwise be beyond our reach. At the same time, the use of galaxy clusters as probes for fundamental physics requires a good understanding of the state of the intra-cluster medium.
The Oskar Klein Centre will host the 7th TeV Particle Astrophysics conference at the Albanova Centre in Stockholm August 1-5, 2011.
The fields of high energy astrophysics, particle astrophysics and particle physics at colliders are dealing with some of the most pressing subjects in modern physics, in trying to understand the nature of dark matter and the origin of cosmic rays.
We are honored to announce that today, June 14 Lars Bergström, director of the Oskar Klein Centre, will receive H.M. The King’s Medal for significant contributions to Swedish research, including his work as secretary of the Academy of Sciences Nobel Committee for Physics. The ceremony will happen at the Royal Palace at 15:00.
The results presented at the III Fermi symposium in Rome reflected, in particular, what a magnificent instrument the Fermi LAT is for observing active galactic nuclei and pulsars. The 2 source catalogue 2FGL was presented and will soon be released with 1888 sources. Much attention was given to the blazar 3C454.3 which has been monitored since the launch and has undergone a series of very bright outbursts.
The Fermi Symposium of 2011 in Rome has now reached its last day and we have heard many interesting talks, ranging all the way from dark matter to various astrophysical sources and observations. The OKC has been very well represented with participants both from the Department of Physics and the Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University and by the KTH group.
During the last three weeks, we were visited by an impressive list of cosmologists trying to make sense of what is driving the present accelerated expansion of the Universe. Recent observations suggest that we are approaching a de Sitter phase