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.
Researchers at the Oskar Klein Centre have discovered a strongly lensed Type Ia supernova with multiple gravitational images. They will use this source to measure the Hubble Constant which quantifies the current expansion rate of the Universe.
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.
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.
The observations of the first gravitational wave by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) captured the attention of the world this February, confirming the existence of gravitational waves as well as further confirming Einstein’s theory of general relativity.