flames structures, solar atmosphere
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.

Published Dec. 11, 2019 2:11 PM

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

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

Are we alone in the universe? NASA’s Kepler mission is contributing to answering this question by searching for Earth-like planets that may be capable of hosting life.

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.

Image may contain: Water, Drop, Macro photography, Close-up, Organism.
Published Mar. 28, 2019 10:35 AM

First first stars were born during the universe' youth according to new radiation maps. Much later that first anticipated. 

Published Mar. 28, 2019 10:35 AM

The gigantic telescope set to extract a range of the sun's secrets picking up radio waves. Stay tuned!

Published Dec. 9, 2011 11:18 AM

Professor Mats Carlsson at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics has received the prestigious advanced grant from the European Research Council.