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Published Apr. 1, 2020 4:16 PM

The second annual report of the Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics is out! Here the diary of one year-long achievements of the Centre of Excellence at the University of Oslo studying our life giving star: the Sun.

tegnefilm, epletre, barn
Published Mar. 18, 2020 12:09 PM

When I think back on all the good parts of being a child, few things beat the sensation of sitting on my parents' shoulders. The empowering moment when they lifted me above their heads for me to loom over everyone else. Reaching for my neighbors' apples and being small enough that it was considered charming instead of theft. Those were the days.

Published Mar. 11, 2020 5:16 PM

Astrofysisk institutt har et veldig internasjonalt miljø, og har mange samarbeid på tvers av landegrenser. En av fordelene med dette, er at det er store sjanser for å få dra ut på spennende reiser i løpet av mastergraden sin. Selv er jeg masterstudent med på COMAP eksperimentet, som samarbeider med folk fra blant annet USA, England og Canada. Og i februar var jeg så heldig at jeg fikk være med på tur til California!

group photo participants to the workshop
Published Mar. 11, 2020 1:41 PM

RoCS hosted the first international workshop on solar imaging with the ALMA observatory, the "new eye" to the Sun. Here the outcome of a week-long brainstorming.

Profile photos of new employees in cosmology group
Published Mar. 5, 2020 12:33 PM

At the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics the number of researchers is growing tremendously. Get to know five brilliant astrophysicists, their research, ambitions and stories.

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Published Mar. 4, 2020 2:13 PM

As a budding astrophysicist with a self-admitted tendency towards introspection, I often find myself reflecting on the steps I’ve taken to get to this spot in my career, the challenges I’ve faced, and how reality differs so spectacularly from expectation.  

In short, and to put it colloquially, life is nonlinear AF. 

Published Feb. 25, 2020 5:08 PM

Space is quite the distance away for us humans on Earth. So naturally, when you tell someone you study astrophysics, they go “that must be awfully theoretical?”. In some cases yes, but it does not have to be. 

solar surface, flames
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.

Image form Hubble Space Telescope of the Sunburst galaxy, gravitationally lensed.
Published Nov. 8, 2019 11:00 AM

Håkon Dahle (ITA/UiO) and his international team observed straight into the bright and hot heart of a galaxy 11 billion years old in no less than 12 multiple, gravitationally lensed images. The finding casts light onto a crucial era in our universe’s history: the epoch of reionization.

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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. 

Artistic illustration of LiteBIRD satellite
Published June 4, 2019 10:21 AM

The Japanese Institute of Space and Astronautical Science has chosen for its next strategic mission LiteBIRD, a small space observatory. Six researches of the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics are involved in the project.