Astroparticle Physics

The subjects of the Astroparticle Physics research group include hardware activities, data analysis and interpretation of results in the field of Very-High-Energy extra-galactic emitters. Our scientific focus is on Active Galactic Nuclei.

Our research

The research of the Astroparticle Physics group is connected to a number of interesting and cutting-edge projects. Read more about the backgrounds and the projects below.

You can also learn about our projects and activities and read our blog at the group's webspace


ALTO is the name given by the Linnaeus University Very-High-Energy gamma-ray group to a project we are developing for a wide-field Very High Energy (VHE) gamma-ray detector to be installed at very high altitude in the Southern hemisphere. For the ALTO project, the Astroparticle Physics research group works on:

  • The design of the detection tanks and of the full array.
  • The construction of a prototype detection unit on the Växjö campus, including choice of the photo-multipliers, of the scintillator and Cherenkov units optimization, and of the electronics needed to digitize the photo-multiplier signals.
  • The optimization of the array trigger.
The ALTO research group
The ALTO research team at the spot where a prototype one detector element will be built. From left to right: Satyendra Thoudam, Yvonne Becherini, Jean-Pierre Ernenwein, Michael Punch.



From time to time, we have vacancies like PhD positions. All current vacancies at Linnaeus University can be found at Work at the university.

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