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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 extreme of rarity 2019-04-30 OKC researchers helped reveal the rarest nuclear reaction now known to mankind. To observe this ultra-rare process, XENON1T watched a tonne of ultra-pure liquid xenon for a year. The experiment was featured on the cover of the scientific journal 'Nature'
  • Figure 1: A colloidal particle in an optical trap (shown as a red ball), in the presence of thermal noise, can be made to work as a microscopic machine or heat engine. Its fluctuations have some typical features, some of which are shown here. Ref: Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 140601 Efficiency fluctuations in microscopic machines 2019-04-15 Results of a recent study by physicists from Stockholm University in collaboration with researchers at Nordita and the University of Bielefeld, provide a general understanding of the efficiency fluctuations in microscopic machines.

16 profile research areas at Stockholm University

Stockholm University is a prominent research university characterised by its independent basic research. The university has identified 16 profile areas within the broad research spectrum. The research within three out of these profile areas is performed at the Department of Physics.

Astrophysics, Cosmology and Particle Physics Profile Area

Astrophysics, Cosmology and Particle Physics

From the smallest building blocks of the universe to how galaxies form and evolve over billions of years

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Atomic and Chemical Physics

This profile area spans many fields, from studies of single isolated atoms to fundamental molecular processes in bulk water.

Mathematical models

Mathematical Theory Development and Modelling

The mathematical equations that describe matter and its interactions at the fundamental level


Jan Conrad
Head of the Department of Physics

Tel: 08-553 787 69

Research Divisions

Chemical physics division
Condensed Matter and Quantum Optics
Cosmology, Particle Astrophysics and Strings
Elementary Particle Physics
Instrumentaton Physics
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