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Research sections and centres

At the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics the research is conducted in two main fields, along which we find two specialised research sections. 

Research sections

Cosmology and Extragalactic Astronomy 

The research in the section for cosmology and extragalactic astronomy covers a range of epochs in the evolution of the Universe, from inflation via large-scale galaxy formation to late-time acceleration caused by dark energy.

Solar Physics

Our research goal is gaining a coherent picture of the physics of the outer solar atmosphere. We work towards this goal through combining world-leading solar observing facilities and advanced numerical modelling to explore the Sun as a laboratory for fundamental astrophysical processes.

Research centre

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Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics (RoCS)

The primary goal of RoCS lies in understanding the workings of the energetic Sun. To attack this goal a concerted effort of numerical modelling, both fluid and particle oriented, is combined with high quality observations, taken at ground based and space based observatories, to produce models of the active Sun.

More on the Norwegian Centre of Excellence at UiO.