I’m from a small town named Honghu, which is located in the central part of China. In Chinese, ‘hu' means lake, so my hometown is famous because of a beautiful lake and is named after it. I did my masters degree at the Beijing Normal University, and my PhD at the University of Padova, including a year and a half at UC Davis. After that, I did a one year postdoc at the Observatory of Padova, INAF, and then I moved to Stockholm.
Pablo is a postdoc in the SU Physics department who is using GAIA data to learn about dark matter. He likes to cook unconventional foods.
OKC researchers will be at the heart of the groundbreaking Large Synoptic Survey Telescope project thanks to a generous research project grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg (KAW) Foundation.
OKC researchers use the first detection of gravitational waves and light waves from a neutron star merger event to show that there is no evidence for a fifth spacetime dimension with a non-zero curvature radius.
An internal report identifies the Oskar Klein Center as having the highest fraction of international publications among departments and centers at Stockholm University. They are also one of the top producers of highly cited papers.
Ankit is a postdoc in the SU Physics department working on dark matter phenomenology. He likes Indian food and is learning how to swim.
Giovanni is a postdoc in the SU Astronomy department working on neutrino diffusion in rotating neutron stars. He likes reading and drawing.
Rakhee Kushwah is a postdoc at KTH working on the SPHiNX gamma ray polarization satellite. She likes watching movies and hopes for tourist visits to the moon.
CASPEN provides travel funds for collaborative visits by graduate students and postdocs to institutions within the network.
2017 was a very interesting year for transient astronomy, including OKC members contributions to papers on supernovae, the discovery of the gravitational wave signal from merging neutron stars, and the kickoff of the GREAT research environment.