Organisation

The department consists of about 90 employees.The head of the department has the overall responsibility for the activities, and she/he has a management team to assist her/him.

The department employs of about 55 teachers / researchers and postdoctoral fellows, 25 doctoral students and 9 technical / administrative staff.

Head of department: Garrelt Mellema

Deputy Head of department: Jesper Sollerman

Head of administration: Anna Björk

In addition to its teaching activities, the department conducts both theoretical and observational research in astronomy and astrophysics.

The Department of Astronomy is also home to the Institute for Solar Physics a national infrastructure.

Director: Jorrit Leenaarts.

 

The department board is the department's highest decision-making body.

The department board is led by the head of department (chair) or deputy head of department (vice chair). The members are representatives of the teaching / research staff, technical / administrative staff and by student representatives from both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

 

Ordinary members   Deputies
Garrelt Mellema Head of department, chair  
Jesper Sollerman Dep. Head of department, vice chair.  

Dan Kiselman

Karin Lind

Göran Östlin

Teaching / research staff

Angela Adamo

Jorrit Leenaarts

Markus Janson

Anna Björk Technical administrative staff Adriana Todorovic

Simon Ringqvist

Moa Skan

PhD students

Axel Runnholm

Timmy Ejdetjärn

Olof Nebrin Student Stuart West

 

 

The management team supports for the head of department.

Garrelt Mellema Head of department
Jesper Sollerman Deputy Head of department
Anna Björk Head of administration

Göran Östlin

Matthew Hayes

Karin Lind

Markus Janson

Jorrit Leenaarts

Teacher / researcher
Dan Kiselman Deputy
 

The work environment group

The work environment group deals with all issues that affect the work environment in the broadest possible sense, so not only the physical work environment but also, and even more importantly for our department, the psychosocial work environment. This includes issues such as gender equality, discrimination and harassment, information for new employees, etc.

Göran Östlin

Teaching / research staff

Chris Usher

Postdoc

Barteld van Baal

PhD student

Ivelin Georgiev

PhD student

Moa Skan

PhD student

Gayathri Viswanath

PhD student

Adriana Todorovic

HR

Bengt Larsson

Safety representative / researcher

 

 

Organizationally, the department's researchers are divided into 5 research groups.

Galaxies In this area, galaxy formation and galaxy development are studied.

Stars, planets and astrobiology In this area, stars and planets are studied, together with the elements and processes that are part of their life cycle.

Supernovae Massive stars end their lives in giant explosions, and the end result is compact objects which we call neutron stars and black holes.

Computational astrophysics This is the research area where complex astrophysical processes are studied through advanced computer models.

Institute of Solar Physics. The Institute of Solar Physics conducts both theoretical and observational research of the Sun.

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