Torsten Bringmann

Professor - Theoretical Physics
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Phone +47-22855094
Room Ø461
Visiting address Physics building Sem Sælands vei 24 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1048 Blindern 0316 OSLO
Other affiliations Department of physics

I work on astroparticle physics, cosmology and particle physics beyond the standard model

My main research so far has focussed on dark matter, often in the context of supersymmetry or models with large extra dimensions (see e.g. a review on dark matter searches with gamma rays). Further interests include cosmic rays, primordial density fluctuations and cosmological structure formation, as well as global fits of new physics (within the GAMBIT project).

[To give you a flavour of what dark matter could be, the symmetry magazine recently had a nice popular description of the most often discussed candidates.]

I am also one of the authors of DarkSUSY, a publicly available numerical package to compute dark matter properties in supersymmetric and other frameworks. Click on the logo to get the most recent release.

For more details, see the list of articles below. There are also some popular science descriptions of my work (e.g. 1,2,3,4); a few are only in Norwegian (1, 2, 3, 4).

Recent activity

Currently, our team consists besides me of Andrzej Hryczuk (postdoc), Parampreet Walia (PhD), Anastasia Sokolenko (PhD), Ask Markestad (MSc), Alessio Pizzini (MSc) and August Geelmuyden (MSc). Former members include Mitsuru Kakizaki (now in Toyama), Francesca Calore (now at LAPTh,Annecy), Martin Vollmann (now in Munich), Masaki Asano and Ahmad Galea. Andrzej runs the bi-weekly journal club focussed on (astro)particle physics, and I organize the Theory seminars which often cover related topics. In 2016, I was one of the main organizers for the Dark Side of the Universe conference. Recent long-term visitors included Mathias Garny, Jörn KerstenChristoph WenigerPasquale Serpico and Michael Gustafsson.

Academic history

  • 14 –      : Professor, UiO
  • 13 – 14 : Associate Professor, UiO
  • 09 – 13 : Emmy Noether-group leader, University of Hamburg
  • 07 – 09 : Associate researcher, OKC (Stockholm)
  • 05 – 07 : Postdoc, SISSA (Trieste)
  • 02 – 05 : PhD, University of Stockholm
  • 95 – 01 : Diploma, Universities of Konstanz, Tromsø and Freiburg



  • Complete list: ​​

  • Theses

    • Cosmological Aspects of Universal Extra Dimensions [pdf]
      PhD thesis, ISBN 91-7155-117-4, Stockholm 2005. [errata
    • Primordiale schwarze Löcher im inflationären Universum [pdf]
      Diploma thesis, Freiburg 2001. [German, but there is a summary in English]
  • Selected talks

    • Indirect Searches for Particle Dark Matter [pdf]
      Astroparticle Physics 2014, Amsterdam, 23-28 June 2014.
    • Thermal Decoupling in WIMP dark matter models with long-range interactions [pdf]
      CP3 lecture, Odense, 4 March 2013.
    • Gamma Ray Signals from Dark Matter [pdf]
      XVIII IFT Xmas Workshop, Madrid, 18 - 20 December 2012.
    • Contact me for others...!
Tags: Theoretical physics, Particle physics, Astroparticle physics, Cosmology, Dark Matter, Nordic, USA
Published Nov. 1, 2013 3:30 PM - Last modified Mar. 9, 2017 12:30 PM