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Published Feb. 18, 2020 12:24 PM

For the first time torsional Alfvén waves have been directly observed in the solar corona by a team of researchers from the University of Oslo and the University of Warwick. The discovery sheds light on the origin of magnetic waves and their role in the heating of the Sun’s outer atmosphere, the corona.

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Published Feb. 12, 2020 12:04 PM

Coronal rain is one of the most striking features of the solar atmosphere. With the higher resolution of the European Solar Telescope, solar physicists will better understand their structure and formation.

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Published Jan. 21, 2020 2:26 PM

We need the extreme capabilities of the European Solar Telescope in order to fully understand the role of spicules in the mass transport and heating of the outer solar atmosphere.

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Published Jan. 13, 2020 9:59 AM

The Rosseland Centre for Solar physics continues growing and attracting young, talented researchers. Get to know four new PhD students at the beginning of their scientific ventures.

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Published Dec. 11, 2019 2:00 PM

Solar physicists have uncovered how the Sun’s magnetic waves strengthen and grow as they emerge from its surface.

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Published Dec. 6, 2019 10:58 AM

After ten months spent at the provisory offices at Ullevål Stadium, the astrophysicists are back to Svein Rosseland’s house, and all together celebrate the inauguration of the new premises for Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics, one of the nine Centers for Excellence at UiO.

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Published Nov. 19, 2019 10:24 AM

With the advent of the 4-m European Solar Telescope, the surface of the Sun will be observed with unprecedented detail. Such measurements will help us understand the twisting motions responsible for the generation of vortex flows and waves that propagate higher up in the solar atmosphere.

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Published Oct. 24, 2019 2:39 PM

Helle Bakke, second year Ph.D. student of the Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics, is the winner of the "Audience choice" award at this year's PhD poster session.

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Published Oct. 23, 2019 2:02 PM

The European Solar Telescope (EST), a new 4 meter class solar telescope to be built in the Canary Islands (Spain), will help solar researchers to discern the ultimate details of reconnection at the finest spatial scales thanks to its superb spatial resolution. 

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Published July 2, 2019 3:42 PM

The Spanish Astronomical Society awards the prize for the best PhD thesis  in astrophysics of 2018 to Dr. Daniel Nóbrega Siverio, one year-old postdoc at RoCS. 

The "UiO Astrorunners" team at ITA.
Published May 16, 2019 3:34 PM

Each year the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA) took part to the well known and challenging Holmenkollen relay "as one". Until now.

Cover page of the RoCS' Annual Report 2018
Published Apr. 2, 2019 3:37 PM

The first annual report of the Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics (RoCS) is now available! Discover the vision and the scientific programme, the activities and the achievements done by all the people working at RoCS.

Published Jan. 23, 2019 11:22 AM

Awarded for the best popular scientific article of 2018 by Forskerzonen, Peter Laursen reveals how scientists can survive the struggle between doing research and public outreach.

Published Jan. 9, 2019 11:44 AM

RoCS, the freshly established Norwegian Centre of Excellence, welcomes four new PhD students in Solar Physics.

Published Dec. 19, 2018 1:55 PM

World leading European solar/stellar physicists granted €10 millions to unveil the mysteries of our life-energy source: the Sun. Mats Carlsson, professor at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics and Principal Investigator, reveals objectives and strategy of his ambitious project.

Published Aug. 6, 2018 12:23 PM

A recent article by RoCS' doctoral research fellow, Souvik Bose and K. Nagaraju of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, is featured as a research highlight in the American Astonomical Society Nova.

Published June 14, 2018 2:36 PM

The image shows the heating in the upper solar atmosphere called the corona. Here the temperature is more than 1 Million Kelvin, much hotter than the solar surface.

Published Apr. 23, 2018 2:01 PM

A new article by professor Mats Carlsson at RoCS, among others, was recently selected as a highlight in the scientific journal "Astronomy & Astrophysics".

Published Apr. 20, 2018 9:05 AM

Charalambos Kanella and Boris Gudiksen at RoCS has published a research paper in the journal "Astronomy & Astrophysics". 

Published Feb. 12, 2018 9:34 AM

The SolarALMA project is featured in an article in EUs research and innovation magazine Horizon.

Centre PIs and director
Published Nov. 1, 2017 3:18 PM

Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics (RoCS) officially opened on November 1st 2017.

Mats Carlsson, director
Published Sep. 18, 2017 1:32 PM

The solar research group at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics becomes new centre of excellence.

Published Apr. 14, 2016 12:25 PM

21 April Bart De Pontieu will give the annual Rosseland Lecture for 2016, titled "Living with our nearest star".

Published Mar. 31, 2014 2:02 PM

Mark is originally from the Netherlands. He enjoys exploring new continents and has previously lived in both the US and in Australia. Now he has brought his family to enjoy the outdoor life in Norway. And to do research on radiation in the early universe. 

Published Nov. 25, 2013 1:20 PM

Mikolaj is Polish but comes to ITA directly from a long period of working in Paris. He insists that he enjoys the move that has brought him closer to the Arctic Circle.