The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics at Stockholm University (OKC) was created by the Faculty of Science in july 2008 and financed by the Swedish Research Council for a period of ten year. The aim of the centre is to focus on three main areas:
1. Identifying theoretically, and probing observationally, measurables related to dark energy to elucidate the nature of what is driving the accelerated expansion of the universe.
2. Searching experimentally for particle candidates of dark matter, which naturally means going beyond the standard model of particle physics, and if found, determining their properties and elucidating the underlying theoretical framework.
3. Investigating the physics of extreme objects, such as supernovae, neutron stars, and black holes. The work packages around these themes are formed by intertwining the applying teams within the AlbaNova University Centre in Stockholm.http://okc.albanova.se