Institute for Solar Physics - Stockholm University


Acronym: ISP

Location: Stockholm (Sweden)



The Institute for Solar Physics (ISP) raws its origins from the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences that built a solar research station on Capri in the 1950s. Since 2013 the ISP belongs to Stockholm University and is supported by the Swedish Research Council as a research infrastructure of national interest. The institute operates the Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope (SST) on La Palma (Spain). ISP researchers use data from the SST and other facilities, and also do theoretical work.

The ISP headquarters are at Albanova University Centre in Stockholm. This is a centre for physics, astronomy, and biotechnology that hosts departments from two universities and some independent institutes. Working at Albanova are about 800 researchers, graduate students and other staff.




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