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Science Today – an exploration of space

On 16 September, the Nobel Prize Museum, KTH, KI, and SU invites you to join Science Today, an evening devoted to research about space. The event is an opportunity to learn about current research and enjoy talks, discussions, and music to stimulate the brain. Welcome!

Time: Fri 2022-09-16 17.00 - 20.00

Location: Nobel Prize Museum, Stortorget 2, Stockholm

Language: English

Lecturer: KTH, KI, SU

Image: NASA

Science Today takes the temperature of science in 2022 by inviting doctoral students to present and discuss their ongoing research. The concept investigates the world of science and technology and allows researchers, and those interested in scientific research to meet and discuss. This occasion will we will now dive deeper into the infinity of space. Where is space research today?

The programme consists of discussions, talks, and research presentations by doctoral students from KTH, SU, and KI. The evening will be curated by Olof Somell (Nobel Prize Museum), who will talk about the Nobel Foundation and well-known laureates that have received the Nobel Prize for discoveries related to space.

Buy ticket and get further event information (Nobel Prize Museums webpage)

Program

17:00 DJ and mingle
18.00 Conversation on stage
18.45 Discussions
19.00 Networking mingle and DJ 

Before and after the conversation, you are welcome to visit the museum's exhibitions.

Speakers

The evening’s speakers are doctoral students and postdoctoral students from KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Karolinska Institute (KI), and Stockholm University (SU).

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Henriette Trollvik  is a doctoral student at the Department of space and Plasma Physics. She will talk about her research on solar winds:

"The sun continuously emits a stream of charged particles called the solar wind. As the solar wind moves out in the solar system, it interacts with the planets. Luckily, Earth is protected by its magnetic field, shielding us from most of these energetic particles. In modern times we have been able to study space in much more detail thanks to advanced satellite missions. In my research, I use the observations from these satellite missions to try and understand some of the phenomena we can observe in the solar wind, and how they affect our planet."

Karolinska Institute

Dr Julien Record, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, will talk about the role of gravity on the immune system:

 “I work as a postdoc in the Immunodeficiency group (Lisa Westerberg lab). My main research interests are mechanisms of the cell cytoskeleton dynamics and how it controls immune cell functions in health and disease. I’m particularly interested in dysregulation of immune cells leading to immunodeficiency diseases and lately, the role of gravity on the immune system.” 

Stockholm University

Postdoc Nushkia Chamba will talk about the outskirts of galaxies:

"Nushkia use’s long exposure, deep images to study the faintest outskirts of galaxies. Her work sheds light on galaxy formation and evolution, dark matter and its connection to the limits of star formation in galaxies beyond the Milky Way. She represents Stockholm in various large, international collaborations such as Vera Rubin Observatory Dark Energy Science and Galaxies Science Collaborations. She also bring’s her research and experience closer to the global scientific community via mentorships and events at her past institutes and universities abroad."