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    An design drawing for the instrument - a large container of water surrounded by light detectors

    The future of neutrino physics is bright with the construction of Hyper-Kamiokande

    A large collaboration of scientists will build a new neutrino detector, known as Hyper-Kamiokande, in Japan. Construction will begin in 2020 and the completed instrument will explore neutrinos from supernovae as well as other unsolved problems in particle physics.

    Hiranya Peiris

    2018 Fred Hoyle Medal and Prize

    Professor Hiranya Peiris of University College London and the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics, Stockholm for her leading contributions to understanding the origin and evolution of cosmic structure, by pioneering an interdisciplinary approach that combines theoretical, statistical and observational cosmology, astrophysics, numerical relativity and theoretical physics.

    Artist conception of a tidal disruption event (TDE) that happens when a star passes fatally close to a supermassive black hole, which reacts by launching a relativistic jet. Image: Sophia Dagnello, NRAO/AUI/NSF

    Astronomers see distant eruption as black hole destroys star

    Researchers at the Department of Astronomy, Stockholm University, contributed to a new study, directly imaging the jet of material formed when a black hole rips a star apart. The results are published in the journal Science.

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    Hunting for extra dimensions with gravitational waves

    OKC researchers use the first detection of gravitational waves and light waves from a neutron star merger event to show that there is no evidence for a fifth spacetime dimension with a non-zero curvature radius.

    OKC leads in international publications at Stockholm University

    An internal report identifies the Oskar Klein Center as having the highest fraction of international publications among departments and centers at Stockholm University. They are also one of the top producers of highly cited papers.