Christian Forssén

Professor in Subatomic physics at Chalmers University of Technology

Membership period 2011–2016

I study theoretical nuclear physics and particle physics. I combine teoretical research with high-performance computing and the development of powerful computational methods.


1. The world's second largest super computor, Titan, which we have access to through our science collaboration at ORNL, where I also work. Photo: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy. 2. Christian leads a group at the Academy's summer research school Photo: Annika Moberg/Young Academy of Sweden 3. Christian Forssén Photo: Markus Marcetic/Young Academy of Sweden

Christian Forssén Photo: Markus Marcetic/Young Academy of Sweden

(Click for high resolution portrait, opens in new window) Photo: Markus Marcetic/Young Academy of Sweden


Born: 1974
Family: Wife and twin sons
Interests: Sports, travelling (preferably with all the luggage in a backpack)
Other: Long distance runner who has run several Marathons (best time: 3.02).

“The Young Academy of Sweden s an incredibly inspiring meeting place and a very important voice for Swedish research. I really appreciate our discussions that gets much broader than the usual egocentric perspective; from one's own university or one's own research area. I'm proud of our activities that provide an outlet for a lot of creativit: from our summer research school Forskarmöten with young people, to research policy debate.”

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