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Sofia Feltzing
Professor
4MOST project scientist (2013 - )
Pufendorf researcher (2010 - 2011)
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Research Fellow (2005 - 2009)

Core Research Group at Lund
Thomas Bensby (Researcher)
Pieter Gruyters (Postdoc)
Louise Howes (Postdoc)
Jennifer A Johnson (Guest professor)
Cheng Liu (PhD student)
Greg Ruchti (Postdoc)
Edita Stonkute (Postoc)
Tim Olsson (Master student)

Former members
Daniel Aden (Postdoc)
Ingemar Lundström (Senior Lecturer, retired)
Jennifer Simmerer (Marie Curie Fellow)

Former PhD Students
Daniel Aden
Anna Arnadottir
Chiara Battistini
Thomas Bensby
Daniel Faria

Former Undergraduate Research Students
Nicklas Andersson (Bachelor)
Stefan Gesse (Magister)
Alexander Hansson (Bachelor and Master)
Magnus Fohlman (Magister
Jonas Johansson (Magister)
Stefan Kihlstedt (Mahgister)
Lina Kohlström (Magister)
Giorgi Kokaia (Bachelor student)
Carina Lagerhom (Bachelor and Master)
Tina Olsson (Bachelor student)
Johan Sandell (Master)
Gustav Strömbäck (Magister)
Petter Thoren (Bachelor student)
Andreas Winberg (Magister)




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Stellar Populations at Lund Observatory

Galaxy formation and evolution is one of the key questions in contemporary astrophysics. The main goal of my research is to provide strong observational constraints for models of galaxy formation and evolution. In particular I am interested in how a spiral galaxy forms. The empirical test bed for models of spiral galaxies can be provided in two distinctly different ways: Either by studying large samples of spiral galaxies at varying redshifts (i.e. different ages) or by studying our own galaxy, the Milky Way, in great detail. What is sometime called Near Field Cosmology.
The Milky Way is unique in that we can study its stellar and gas contents in much greater detail than in any other galaxy. I have therefore chosen to focus on the Milky Way to provide the necessary observational evidence to test today's models of galaxy formation and evolution.
We are members of the Gaia-ESO Survey (300 nights on the VLT over 5 years for Galactic Archeology) where we lead the observational team and also do the analysis in one of the abundance analysis nodes. 4MOST, which is a project to build a comprehensive Galactic Archeology spectrograph as well as to provide the associated public spectroscopic surveys.

We have recently joined the PLATO mission and lead the WP 125 200 ("Incorporating Classical Parameters"), which is part of a larger Workpackage on the determination of seismic parameters for stars observed by PLATO. The WP is lead by Joergen Christensen-Dalsgaard (Aarhus, Denmark).

The following image-links takes you to more detailed web-pages:


Globular Clusters


Milky Way stellar populations


dSph galaxies
Pages with Teaching material for LaTeX workshop



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Visiting address: Sölvegatan 27
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Last updated: 11 August 2015