The Stockholm University Physics and Astronomy departments have joined the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope collaboration. These researchers will use the observatory to help them better understand supernovae and to map the structure of the Universe.
The first results have just been released from XENON1T (“Xenon One Ton”), the most sensitive dark matter detection experiment in the world. The XENON collaboration contains scientists from 10 different countries, including a number of Oskar Klein Centre researchers.
Dr. Garrelt Mellema, Professor of Astronomy at Stockholm University, has been elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences as a Swedish member in the class for astronomy and space science.
In September 14, 2015 gravitational waves were detected for the first time. A newly VR-funded collaborative research environment at Stockholm University seeks to simulate and optimize searches for the electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational wave events.
Welcome to the newest members of the Oskar Klein Centre : the KTH Theoretical Particle Physics Group!
Dr. Angela Adamo is a young researcher affiliated with the Stockholm University Astronomy department and the Oskar Klein Centre. She has recently been awarded two prestigious grants. The first, a Starting Grant from the Swedish Research Council, provides resources to help junior researchers establish themselves.
Former OKC postdoc, Giorgos Leloudas, along with OKC co-investigators suggests a new interpretation for an event which was previously classified as the most luminous supernova ever seen. They argue that the event is a star being ripped apart by the supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy.
The Swedish Research Council has awarded a Consolidator Grant to Dr. Matthew Hayes, lecturer in the Stockholm University Astronomy department, in order to enable his study of the circumgalactic medium.
Ruth Pöttgen is a postdoctoral researcher in the ATLAS group at Stockholm University. In 2015, she obtained her Ph.D. at the Johannes Gutenberg – University in Mainz, Germany, for her thesis on a “Search for Dark Matter in Events with a highly energetic jet and missing transverse momentum at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV with the ATLAS Detector”. At the ATLAS collaboration meeting in February, Ruth was awarded one out of 4 ATLAS Thesis Awards for outstanding contributions to the ATLAS-Experiment in the context of a Ph.D. thesis; more than 100 theses were eligible.
Our colleague and friend Per Olof has passed away after a very brief period of illness. Peo, as we all called him, played a key role in the field of neutrino physics, both nationally and in the international arena. He started his career with six years at CERN (1976-1982), and was coordinator and spokesperson for several neutrino experiments using bubble chambers.