Göran Östlin

Professor i astronomi (Professor in Astronomy)

- 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)
- 2008: Royal Swedish Academy of Science academy (KVA) research fellow
- 2008: professor in Astronomy
- 2010: Elected memeber of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science (KVA)

Research Interests: Observational extragalactic astronomy and cosmology including:

  • Origin and Evolution of Galaxies
  • Blue Compact Galaxies and Starburst dwarf galaxies
  • Lyman alpha emission from starbursts
  • Escape of ionising radiation (Lyman continuum)from starbursts
  • Kinematics of the ISM and stars in starburst galaxies
  • Formation of massive stars clusters
  • Instrumentation for large telescopes

    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.

    Last revised: 26 Feb 2021
    Email: ostlin@astro.su.se

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