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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.

Prof. Hiranya Peiris. Photo: Serena Nobili /Oskar Klein Centre

Wallenberg Project Grant to OKC Director Hiranya Peiris

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation have awarded a project grant of 37.8 million crowns over five years to OKC Director Hiranya Peiris for the project Understanding the Dynamic Universe

Horsehead - Image credit: Caltech Optical Observatories

The Zwicky Transient Facility sees “first light”: a new era in the study of the dynamic sky

The Zwicky Transient Facility is now ready to start operations. A new robotic camera with the ability to capture hundreds of thousands of galaxies in a single shot has taken its first image of the sky. The recently installed camera is part of a new automated sky-survey project based at the Palomar Observatory in California and a revolutionising tool for the study of rapidly varying cosmic phenomena

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