Prof Jesper Sollerman



Jesper Sollerman is professor in astronomy at the Department of Astronomy, Stockholm university (SU). His main scientific interests are on observational astronomy, focusing on the transient universe. His PhD-thesis from 2000 was on observations of core-collapse supernovae and their compact objects. During a Fellowship at the European Southern Observatory he also got interested in supernova cosmology and have participated in several key studies unfolding the accelerating universe. As one of the founders of the Dark Cosmology Centre in Copenhagen, he spent several years as a Lektor at the Niels Bohr Institute often involved in connecting Gamma-ray bursts to supernova explosions. Now affiliated with the Oskar Klein Centre he is chairing their Extreme Object group and is involved in the iPalomar Transient Factory supernova search. Jesper Sollerman also has a keen interest for popularizing science. He is chairman of the Swedish Astronomical Society, has a degree in journalism and is often seen giving talk for the general public. At SU he is also leading the courses on research supervision.

Link to publications in the Digital Library for Physics and Astronomy


Zwicky Transient Facility - A new window to the transient universe
01/01/2014 - 31/12/2018
English abstractSupernovae (SNe) are some of the most dramatic events in the universe - these stellar explosions briefly outshine entire galaxies. Type Ia SNe led to the discovery of dark energy. For the core-collap...

Supernovae - observations of exploding stars
01/06/2013 - 31/12/2017
Min forskning handlar om supernovor, den explosiva finalen i en massiv stjärnas liv. En sådan stjärna lever hårt och dör ung, åtminstone med astronomiska mått mätt. Medan vår sol kan skina lugnt i 10 miljarder år kommer en 2...

Supernovae - Observations of exploding stars
01/01/2010 - 31/12/2012
This research concerns observational studies of supernovae - in a broad sense. I participate in international teams using Type Ia supernovae to probe the Universal expansion; We collaborate with Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRB) experts to understand the connection between stripped core-col...

Collaborating with

Bergström, Lars

I started as a particle physicist, taking a doctor's degree in theoretical physics at the Royal Institute of Technology. After 2 years as a theory Fellow at CERN, I returned to Sweden and became a researcher at Stockholm University. At the end of the 1980's I became more and m...

Peiris, Hiranya

Hiranya Peiris is a Professor of Cosmoparticle Physics at the Department of Physics at Stockholm University, and the Director of the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics. Her research aims to test fundamental physics using large astronomical surveys, including the cosm...


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