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    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.

    XENON1T installation in the underground hall of Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso. The three story building houses various auxiliary systems. The cryostat containing the LXeTPC is located inside the large water tank next to the building. Photo by Roberto Corrieri and Patrick De Perio.”

    The world's largest dark matter detector, XENON1T, reaches a new level of sensitivity

    The international collaboration, XENON, which includes members of Stockholm University has built the world's most sensitive detector for dark matter. After one year of data collection, the experiment has reached a greater sensitivity than ever before.

    OKC blog

    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.

    Interview with Ankit Beniwal

    Ankit is a postdoc in the SU Physics department working on dark matter phenomenology. He likes Indian food and is learning how to swim.