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About the centre

The primary goal of RoCS 10-year effort lies in understanding the workings of the energetic Sun.

To attack this goal a concerted effort of numerical modelling, both fluid (extended MHD) and particle oriented, is combined with high quality observations, taken at ground based and space based observatories, to produce models of the active Sun.

We have internationally leading competence in radiative transfer and radiative hydrodynamics. Observationally, we have access to the Swedish 1-meter Solar Telescope on La Palma, to ALMA, to several space based satellites such as NASA’s IRIS and SDO, JAXA’s Hinode and in the near future ESA’s Solar Orbiter and the European Solar Telescope.

We utilise local and national High-Performance Computing facilities.

A Norwegian Centre of Excellence

The Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics (RoCS) is financed by the Research Council of Norway as a Centre of Excellence over a period of 5 + 5 years after a mid-term evaluation from 2017 to 2027.


RoCS - Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics

P.O box 1029 Blindern, 0315 Oslo, Norway

Phone: +47 22 85 65 01