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    Frank Wilczek

    ERC Grant to detect the existence of axions

    Frank Wilczek, professor at the Department of Physics at Stockholm University, has been awarded the ERC Advanced Grant for the theoretical study of axions. Axions are hypothetical particles whose existence would solve the dark matter problem.

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    Cosmoparticle Visitor Exchange Program

    We are pleased to invite applications from students and postdocs to support travel and subsistence for collaborative visits on the topic of cosmoparticle physics (interpreted broadly) between a number of institutions.

    OKC blog

    Extreme-Gravity Stars

    The lives of massive stars are characterized by companionship: these stars are almost always found in gravitationally bound pairs. As such massive binaries evolve further, their cores run out of nuclear fuel and the stars can explode as supernovae, leaving behind in their centers either a neutron star or a black hole. In most cases … Continue reading Extreme-Gravity Stars

    Stockholm joins the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope collaboration

    The Stockholm University Physics and Astronomy departments have joined the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope collaboration. These researchers will use the observatory to help them better understand supernovae and to map the structure of the Universe.