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!
Astronomers have caught the explosion of a red supergiant star in its earliest stages yet. The light from supernova SN 2013fs reached the Earth on October 6, 2013, from the galaxy NGC 7610, 150 million light-years away.
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.
Stockholm University and NORDITA host this week an international workshop on axions and dark matter. Axions are hypothetical particles proposed by Frank Wilczek who this year started his appointment as professor at Stockholm University.
Black holes leave their marks all over the observed universe. They do however also inspire new and exciting ideas about space and time itself, both in the micro-cosmos and on the large scales of the universe.