Professor Mats Carlsson

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Affiliation: Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics, University of Oslo 


Research interest 

My main research interests are aligned with the vision of the Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics: “Understanding the workings of the energetic Sun”.

The main methods to accomplish this goal goes through massive numerical simulations, resulting in synthetic observables that are compared with observations from the best solar observatories, both ground-based and from space.

Short bio

PhD from Uppsala University, Sweden, in 1987. Assistant professor at the University of Oslo from 1991, professor from 1993. ERC Advanced Grant “Physics of the Solar Chromosphere” 2012-2016, ERC Synergy Grant “Whole Sun” 2019-2024.

Have extensive science management experience from both high-performance computing and solar physics. Chairman of the Kavli Prize Committee in Astrophysics 2014-2018, fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters since 1994 and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences since 2013. Received the Arctowski medal from the US National Academy of Sciences in 2017.

Director of the Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics (a centre of excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway) since 2017.

Supervisor for the following CompSci project

Published Sep. 17, 2020 1:50 PM - Last modified Oct. 12, 2021 10:48 AM