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Lund Observatory
Lund University

Nils Ryde, ETP

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Research Fellow


Docent, tekn. dr


- Study Advisor at the Institution for Astronomy and Theoretical Physics, 2012-.

- Full member of the Board of the Institution for Astronomy and Theoretical Physics 2013-2015.

- Deputy member of the ”Institutionsgrundutbildningsnämnd” (IGU) for Physics at Lund University, 2010-.

- Responsible for the courses ASTA03 (2009-) and ASTA34 (2011-).

Research Interests

My field of research is stellar spectroscopy. My main project now deals with the origin of the galactic bulge by investigating its stars at high spectral resolution in the near-IR. A red thread through my research projects have been spectroscopy at high resolution with special emphasis on the opportunities that come with cutting-edge IR spectrometers.




  • Galactic Chemical Evolution
    1. Origin of the inner Galactic bulge, |b| < 3 degrees with VLT/CRIRES/ISAAC/UVES, NTT/SOFI, and KECK/NIRSPEC
    2. Chemical evolution of fluorine, sulfur, and carbon in the Milky Way with VLT/CRIRES/UVES

Research Group Members

Ryde research group

  • Dr. Nils Ryde (senior lecturer)
  • Fil. lic. Henrik Jönsson (PhD student), 2009-2015
  • Henrik Rhodin (Master-thesis student), 2013-2015
  • Brian Thorsbro (Master-thesis student), 2015-2016

Former members

  • Dr. Eric Josselin (sabbatical guest researcher) 2014-2015
  • Dr. Julien Lambert (post-doc), 2013-2015
  • Dr. Jennifer Simmerer, (post-doc, common project) 2009
  • Jonas Andersson (Master-thesis student), 2013-2014
  • Elvijs Matrozis (Master-thesis student), 2012-2013
  • Mohsen Farzone (Master-thesis student), 2011-2013
  • Asli Pehlivan (Master-thesis student, deputy superivor), 2011
  • Lina Kohlsrom (Master-thesis student), 2008
  • Jon Sundquist (Master-thesis student) 2007
  • Joakim Bystrom (Master-thesis student) 2006
  • Fredrik Eriksson (Master-thesis student, deputy superivor) 2006
  • Rurik Wahlin (Master-thesis student, deputy superivor) 2001
  • Albert Eisensmith (Bachelor-thesis student), 2013
  • Jonas Andersson (Bachelor-thesis student), 2012

Career History

  • ETP (Excellent Teacher Practiioner), Lund University, 2012
  • Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Research Fellow, 2008-2012
  • Docent in Astronomy with spec. in Astrophysics, Uppsala Universtiy, 2005
  • Chercheur associe at GRAAL, Universite Montpellier 2, Autumn 2004, CNRS
  • Research Associate in Astrophysics, Uppsala Universtiy, 2003-2007, Swedish Research Council (VR)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow,  University of Texas at Austin, 2001-2002, STINT
  • Postdoctoral Fellow,  Uppsala University, 2000, Swedish National Space Board
  • Teknologie doktor (Ph.D.) in Astrophysics, 2000, Uppsala Universtiy;  supervision of Prof. Bengt Gustafsson and Doc. Kjell Eriksson
  • Civ. ing. in Engineering Physics (212 p), 1994, Lund Institute of Technology; Master thesis in Elementary Particle Physics
  • Sergeant in the Swedish Royal Airforce

  • Member, American Astronomical Society
  • Member, European Astronomical Society
  • Member, International Astronomical Union (IAU)

Docent Nils Ryde
Lund Observatory 
Box 43
SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden

Office: B207, Sölvegatan 27 
Phone: +46-46-222 1574, Fax: +46-46-222 4614