Mission Support

Dr. Per Carlson - Swedish Fermi Consortium
Image of Dr. Per Carlson Dr. Per Carlson holds a Ph.D. in elementary particle physics from Stockholm University, Sweden, 1969. He has spent over 10 years at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland, conducting different particle physics experiments. His last 20 years of research has focused on astroparticle physics with balloon and satellite experiments, including the Fermi mission.

Together with Professors Lars Bergström and Roland Svensson (deceased), Carlson started the Swedish participation in Fermi in 1999. He was responsible for the Swedish hardware contribution to GLAST, the crystals for the electromagnetic calorimeter.

Dr. Carlson has served on many committees, including the CERN Scientific Policy Committee and the Nobel Committee for Physics which he chaired 2006-07. He is at present professor emeritus at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm.