Torsten Bringmann

Professor - Theoretical Physics
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Room Ø443
Visiting address Physics building Sem Sælands vei 24 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1048 Blindern 0316 OSLO

I work on astroparticle physics, cosmology and particle physics beyond the standard model - and thus broadly speaking on CERN-related physics (not to be confused with CERN-related physics).

My main research so far has focussed on dark matter, both in phenomenological studies and in the context of concrete models like supersymmetry or large extra dimensions (see e.g. a review on dark matter searches with gamma rays). Further interests include cosmic rays, primordial density fluctuations and cosmological structure formation, as well as global fits of new physics (within the GAMBIT project).

I am also one of the main authors of DarkSUSY, a publicly available numerical package to compute dark matter properties in various particle physics frameworks (we had a DarkSUSY day at UiO to mark the radically new version 6 that allows to study scenarios other than supersymmtry). Click on the logo to get the most recent release.

For more details, see the list of articles below. There are also some popular science descriptions of my work (e.g. 1,2,3,4); a few are only in Norwegian (1, 2, 3, 4). A recent idea that picked up some press coverage is pandemic dark matter, proposing that the production of dark matter might have striking similarities to the spread of diseases (see also and Abels tårn).

Recent activity

Currently our team consists besides me of Jake Gordin  (PhD cand.), Eline Andersen (MSc cand.), Kristian Vangsnes (MSc cand.) and Erlend Rud (MSc cand.). Former members include  Anastasia Sokolenko (now at HEPHY), Francesca Calore (now at LAPTh,Annecy), Andrzej Hryczuk (now at NCBJ, Warsaw), Mitsuru Kakizaki (now in Toyama), and Martin Vollmann (now in Munich). Together with the high-energy group and ITA we used to run the bi-weekly journal club focussed on (astro)particle physics, and I organize the Theory seminars which often cover related topics. In 2016, I was one of the main organizers for the Dark Side of the Universe conference in Bergen, Norway. Recent long-term visitors included Mathias Garny, Jörn KerstenChristoph WenigerPasquale Serpico and Michael Gustafsson.

Academic history

  • 14 –      : Professor, UiO
  • 13 – 14 : Associate Professor, UiO
  • 09 – 13 : Emmy Noether-group leader, University of Hamburg
  • 07 – 09 : Associate researcher, OKC (Stockholm)
  • 05 – 07 : Postdoc, SISSA (Trieste)
  • 02 – 05 : PhD, University of Stockholm
  • 95 – 01 : Diploma, Universities of Konstanz, Tromsø and Freiburg



  • Complete and up-to-date list: ​​

  • Theses

    • Cosmological Aspects of Universal Extra Dimensions [pdf]
      PhD thesis, ISBN 91-7155-117-4, Stockholm 2005. [errata
    • Primordiale schwarze Löcher im inflationären Universum [pdf]
      Diploma thesis, Freiburg 2001. [German, but there is a summary in English]
  • Selected talks

    • Coupling self-interacting dark matter to (sterile) neutrinos [pdf
      DAνCo, Odense, 28 August - 1 September 2017.
    • Current status of Indirect Searches for Particle Dark Matter [pdf
      COSMO-15, 7-11 September 2015.
    • Indirect Searches for Particle Dark Matter  [pdf
      Astroparticle Physics 2014, Amsterdam, 23-28 June 2014.
    • Contact me for others...!
Tags: Theoretical physics, Particle physics, Astroparticle physics, Cosmology, Dark Matter, Nordic, USA
Published Nov. 1, 2013 3:30 PM - Last modified May 9, 2022 2:58 PM