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About the institute

The Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA), situated in Svein Rosseland's house at Blindern Campus, was founded in 1934 by Professor Rosseland with financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation.

Svein Rosselands hus
Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics. Photo: UiO

Research at the institute encompasses several fields within astronomy and astrophysics, and utilizes both theory, observations and extensive computer simulations. The scientists at the institute also have access to several observatories around the world, hold powerful computational resources, and are engaged in a vast network of international collaborators. 

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)

  • Local work environment committee at the institute
  • First aid kit
  • Work environment

Svein Rosselands' house floor overview

Since November 1st 2019, employees and master students of ITA and RoCS will start their regular working life at the renewed Svein Rosseland's house, in Blindern.

Job vacancies

Contact info

Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics
University of Oslo

Postal address:
Postboks 1029 Blindern
0315 Oslo

Visitor's address:

Svein Rosselands hus, Blindern campus
Sem Sælandsvei 13
0371 Oslo

(+47) 22 85 65 01
(+47) 22 85 65 02

22 85 65 05


Getting around

We are located in Svein Rosselands Hus, Sem Sælandsvei 13 (map).

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