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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.
You find more about the research projects under the tab Research on the left.
We are members of WEAVE, 4MOST, and Gaia-ESO Survey as well as the PLATO team
where we lead WP 125 200.