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Lund Observatory
Lund University

Nils Ryde, ETP

Research Group Leader


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.

- In the press 2015: Science




  • 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)
  • Dr. Henrik Jönsson (post doc), 2017-2019
  • Brian Thorsbro (PhD student), June 2016-2021
  • Alan Su (Master-thesis student), 2016-2017
  • Maria Lomaeva (Master-thesis student), 2017-2018
  • Karolin Nilsson (Bachelor-thesis student), 2017

Former members

  • Dr. Eric Josselin (sabbatical guest researcher) 2014-2015
  • Dr. Henrik Jönsson (post doc), 2015
  • Dr. Julien Lambert (post-doc), 2013-2015
  • Dr. Jennifer Simmerer, (post-doc, common project) 2009
  • Henrik Jönsson (PhD student), 2009-2015
  • Brian Thorsbro (Master-thesis student), 2015-2016
  • Henrik Rhodin (Master-thesis student), 2013-2015
  • Elvijs Matrozis (Master-thesis student), 2012-2013
  • Mohsen Farzone (Master-thesis student), 2011-2013
  • Lina Kohlsröm (Master-thesis student), 2008
  • Jon Sundquist (Master-thesis student) 2007
  • Joakim Byström (Master-thesis student) 2006
  • Fredrik Eriksson (Master-thesis student) 2006
  • Albert Eisensmith (Bachelor-thesis student), 2013
  • Jonas Andersson (Bachelor-thesis student), 2012

Deputy supervisor

  • Katrin Ros (PhD student), 2013-2015
  • Rurik Wahlin (PhD student, deputy superivor) 2002-
  • Felix van Deelen (Master-thesis student, deputy superivor), 2016-2017
  • Jonas Andersson (Master-thesis student, deputy superivor), 2013-2014
  • Asli Pehlivan (Master-thesis student, deputy superivor), 2011
  • Rurik Wahlin (Master-thesis student, deputy superivor) 2001

Career History

  • ETP (Excellent Teacher Practitioner), 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