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. 

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. 

colourful map of the CMB
Published Nov. 17, 2020 10:54 AM

Instrumental calibration is vital for the results of a CMB experiment to make sense. But how can we calibrate the instrument using measurements that we ideally need to calibrate the instrument to measure properly?

Correlated noise intensity map of CMB.
Published Nov. 16, 2020 11:29 AM

The BeyondPlanck collaboration has performed the most detailed analysis of the Planck Low Frequency Instrument (LFI) data to date, leading to a cleaner view of both the early universe and our own Milky Way.

colourful map of the CMB
Published Nov. 13, 2020 1:47 PM

Map-making of the Cosmic Microwave Background is an essential step that produces colourful 2D maps of the footprint of the early universe. Here cosmologists set the basis for the innovative map-making algorithm employed in BeyondPlanck.

Six young scientists from different parts of the world
Published Sep. 24, 2020 1:35 PM

After summer break six RoCS publications have been accepted for publication.  Luc Rouppe van der Voort, Jayant Joshi, Vasco M. J. Henriques, Henrik Eklund, Juan Camillo Guevara Gómez and Lars Frogner have had their articles published or accepted for publication. 

Grafe med solvind analyse
Published Sep. 4, 2020 2:30 PM

This summer, the space probe Solar Orbiter took the closest pictures ever taken of the sun. The images will help researchers understand the sun better. Professor Mats Carlsson at RoCS - Rosseland Center for Solar Physics, UiO, leads the Norwegian research group's work with Solar Orbiter.

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.

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.

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.

Published Mar. 28, 2019 10:35 AM

Dr. Einar Andreas Tandberg-Hanssen, Norwegian-American astrophysicist, born 6 August 1921, in Bergen, Norway, died on July 22, 2011, in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. Einar A. Tandberg-Hanssen spent most of his career in the United States, where he ultimately was director of the Space Science Laboratory at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. His main scientific interests and work were in solar physics.

Published Mar. 28, 2019 10:35 AM

The extra-solar planet GJ667Cc (or Gliese 667Cc) has been declared the most Earth-like object known outside of our solar system. It orbits a type of star which is studied at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics.