Göran Östlin

Professor i astronomi, prefekt
(Professor in Astronomy, Director)

  • Background:
    - Born 1968
    - MSc (Fil mag) 1994 at Uppsala university
    - PhD (Fil Dr), 1998 at Uppsala Astronomical Observatory, Sweden
    - Post-doc 1998-1999, at Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (IAP), France
    - 2000 post-doc at Stockholm Observatory, Sweden
    - 2000 - 2002: Research associate at Stockholm Observatory
    - 2003 - 2008: Swedish Research Council (VR) Senior Researcher position (särskild forskartjänst)
    - 2003: Associate professor (Docent)
    - 2004: permanent position as Lecturer (Universitetslektor)
    - 2008: Royal academy (KVA) research fellow
    - 2008: professor in Astronomy
    - 2008: Director (prefekt) of the Department of Astronomy, Stockholm University

    Research Interests:

    Observational extragalactic astronomy and cosmology including:

  • Origin and Evolution of Galaxies
  • Blue Compact Galaxies and Starbursts
  • Lyman alpha emission from starburst
  • Formation of Globular Clusters
  • High redshift supernovae and the cosmic star formation rate
  • High redshift galaxy clusters

    A true colour image of the blue compact galaxy ESO338-IG04 (Tololo 1924-416)
    obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope. This galaxy has vigorous star formation
    activity and several very bright star clusters are visible in the image. The green
    filaments originate in nebular emission lines from interstellar gas that has been
    ionized by the young stars.

    Beleive it or not, but this page is under construction.
    Last revised: 31 Oct 2008
    Email: ostlin@astro.su.se

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