I study the physics of stars and stellar systems, their evolution, and the astronomical consquences. In particular I am interested in:
- The dynamics of stellar clusters, the build-up of the Milky Way and the origin of the Sun,
- High-energy astrophysical phenomena, such as supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, and gravitational waves, and
- Stellar nucleosynthesis, and the measurement and use of stars' elemental abundances.
Large collaborative projects that I am involved with are the LISA gravitational wave observatory, where I am the Swedish representative on the consortium board, and 4MOST, where I am one of the co-leads of the analysis pipeline for stellar spectra.
I teach part of the following courses:
- Stellar structure and evolution (ASTM25) (main lecturer and course responsible)
- High-energy astrophysics (ASTM12) (main lecturer and course responsible)
- Galaxies and cosmology (ASTA33) (co-lecturer)
- Basic Statistical Physics and Quantum Statistics (FYSB12 / FYSB23) (co-lecturer)
- Nuclear physics (one lecture)
I also supervise master and bachelor projects in astrophysics.
- Email: ross [at] astro [dot] lu [dot] se
- Phone: +46 46 222 1609
- Post: Lund Observatory, Box 43, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden
- In person: Sölvegatan 27, office B220
Brief professional biography
During 2011 and 2012 my work in Lund was funded by a Marie Curie fellowship; during 2009 and 2010 I was funded by the Wenner-Gren foundation. Prior to that I was a research fellow in the School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University. My undergraduate education was in physics and my PhD in astronomy at Cambridge University.
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