We continue our interview series of Oskar Klein Centre fellows. Today we meet Martin Sahlén, starting his third year around. Martin works in the CoPS, Cosmoparticle Physics Group.
When did you start working for the OKC, and how it is going so far?
arrived at the Oskar Klein Centre in September 2009, and it has been both enjoyable and stimulating. Much of my time has
The Royal Swedish Academy of Science announced today the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2011, something that made us at the Oskar Klein Centre very proud indeed. The Prize goes to the two teams who discovered the present acceleration of the universe using supernovae as standard candles: the Supernovae Cosmology Project, in the person of Saul Perlmutter, and The High-z Supernova Search Team in the persons of Adam G. Riess and Brian P. Schmidt.
We are just about to finish our second night at the world’s largest optical telescope, the 10.4m Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) on the summit of the island of La Palma. For me personally, observing surely confirms that the only difference between children and scientists are the prices of their toys. The pricetag of the GTC is roughly 650000 times more than the telescope I got in the 8th grade, but on the other hand it also has about 10000 times light collecting capability.
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
As a way to communicate more quickly and efficiently between ourselves in the Oskar Klein Centre (OKC) and with the outside world, we have with the advice of Serena Nobili, responsible for OKC information and outreach, started this blog. Here you will now and then get updates on what is happening in the Centre, and in
our research fields. I am presently at the Neutrino Telescopes workshop in Venice, and will soon give some comments and impressions of things … Continue Reading ››