Press releases

Here you will find popularised abstracts of dissertations and press releases from a selection of the newest research conducted at the Institute of theoretical astrophysics. 

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Published June 29, 2022 2:30 PM

A further paper has been accepted for publication from RoCS - Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics. Postdoctoral Fellow Maryam Saberi presents her paper. 

Three scientist with new papers
Published Apr. 19, 2022 12:08 PM

Three new papers has been accepted for publication from RoCS - Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics. Postdoctoral Fellow Avijeet Prasad, Postdoctoral Fellow Nancy Narang and guest researcher Jayant Joshi present their latest findings.

Solar flare
Published Feb. 18, 2022 11:42 AM

The image taken by the spacecraft Solar Orbiter 15th of February is the largest solar prominence eruption ever observed in a single image together with the full solar disc. It extended millions of kilometres into space.   

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Published Feb. 15, 2022 1:33 PM

Three publications have been accepted for publication from RoCS autumn 2021 - early winter 2022 . Doctoral Research Fellow Helle Bakke, masterstudent Bruce Chappell and guest researcher Vasco Manuel de Jorge Henriques present their latest findings.

Solar flares
Published Feb. 14, 2022 11:13 AM

Finally it's settled! NASA and RoCS - Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics will work on a new solar project to better understand the Earth-Sun environment. 

Published Jan. 31, 2022 2:36 PM

Blog post written by Daniel Herman


Properly characterizing Galactic emission is vital to the future of Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) science. Though synchrotron and thermal dust emission usually take front stage in polarization, anomalous microwave emission (AME) certainly cannot be discounted as a potential contaminant. Such an assumption could complicate future and current CMB studies. A preprint of this work can be found here.

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Published Jan. 26, 2022 9:38 AM

- We have found the largest resonant oscillations detected in an intense sunspot, says Dr. Shahin Jafarzadeh, guest researcher at RoCS and part of the WaLSA international team behind the research. The results were published 25th of January in Nature Communications.

Illustration of the spacecraft Solar Orbiter in front of the Sun
Published Dec. 15, 2021 12:44 PM

Today sees the publication of a wealth of results from the spacecraft’s cruise phase. That's not bad for a mission yet to have entered its main science phase. RoCS - Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics is part of the mission.

Spacecraft Solar Orbiter
Published Nov. 29, 2021 9:20 AM

The flyby on 27 November went well and placed Solar Orbiter onto the correct orbit for its science phase to begin. RoCS - Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics, UiO, takes part in the mission. 

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Published Nov. 3, 2021 3:07 PM

Four publications have been accepted for publication from RoCS in October. Researcher Henrik Eklund and Postdoctoral Fellows Ana Belén Griñón Marin and Atul Mohan present their latest findings.

Young man inside a solar telescope
Published Sep. 8, 2021 12:58 PM

Two publications have been accepted for publication from RoCS in August. Doctoral Research Fellow Souvik Bose and Guest Researcher Daniel Nóbrega Siverio present their latest findings.

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Published June 2, 2021 1:42 PM

Space mission Solar Orbiter’s SoloHI instrument captures its first coronal mass ejection, which are important drivers of space weather. RoCS – Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics, UiO contributes in the space mission that makes it possible.

Three Solar System planets are visible in the foreground: Venus (left), Earth (middle), and Mars (right). Stars are visible in the background.
Published Feb. 15, 2021 10:41 AM

The spacecraft Solar Orbiter has captured three of the four rocky planets  on video on it’s way to getting closer to the sun. Doctoral Research Fellow Aditi Bhatnagar at RoCS, UiO tells us more about it.

Visualisation of ESA's Solar Orbiter spacecraft flying by Venus
Published Dec. 17, 2020 4:39 PM

Solar Orbiter is getting ready for the first of many gravity assist flybys of Venus on 27 December, to start bringing it closer to the Sun and tilting its orbit in order to observe our star from different perspectives.