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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. 

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. 

Numbers and Facts

  • about 22 master students
  • about 25 doctoral candidates
  • about 60 academic staff
  • about 17 administrative and technical staff

Contact us:

Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics

Po.Box 1029 Blindern
0315 Oslo

Tlf. (+47) 22 85 65 01

Fax: 22 85 65 05


Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)

  • First aid kit
  • Fieldwork
  • Speak up!
  • Local work environment committee (LWEC) at ITA

Strategy and plans

Getting around

We are located in Svein Rosselands Hus, Sem Sælandsvei 13

Svein Rosselands hus' floor maps

The Svein Rosseland's building has been renovated and now is able to accommodate the growing number of employees over 5 floors.

Visit us:

Svein Rosselands hus, Blindern campus
Sem Sælandsvei 13
0371 Oslo

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