The Research Group at Linnaeus University

The group is located at the Växjö campus in the beautiful region of Småland in southern Sweden.

The website of the Astroparticle Physics research group on the University pages can be found here.

The Blog of all the research group's activities can be found here.

The core group of ALTO is composed by:

Yvonne Becherini

Associate Professor in Physics at Linnaeus University

Group leader and Principal Investigator of ALTO.


Michael Punch

CNRS researcher on leave of absence at Linnaeus University
Hardware development, electronics, Very High Energy Astronomy.

Satyendra Thoudam

Assistant researcher at Linnaeus University

Cosmic-ray physics, Monte Carlo simulations and analysis, hardware testing.


Staffan Carius

Professor in Physics and Dean of the Faculty of Technology


Jean-Pierre Ernenwein

Professor at the University of Marseille & Invited Guest Professor at Linnaeus University

Hardware development & testing, electronics, simulations.


PhD students

Mohanraj Senniappan

Background discrimination

Tomas Bylund

Data Acquisition System

Bachelor & Master thesis students

Sotirios Ilias Tsivras

Algorithms for the central trigger system of ALTO developed in a Python framework.