Stockholm university

Karin LindAssociate Professor

About me

I work with the observation and interpretation of starlight. By accurately deciphering stellar spectra, we can learn a remarkable amount of facts about the Universe we live in; about stars and stellar populations, but also about planets and entire galaxies, and about how stars have powered the cosmic enrichment of chemical elements from the Big Bang until the present day. 

My stellar journey started with undergraduate studies at Uppsala University in my native Sweden, followed by a six-year long stay in Bavaria’s heart of astronomy, at the European Southern Observatory- where I wrote my PhD thesis - and the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics. After one year filled with adventures at Cambridge University, I revisited Uppsala as a Marie-Curie Research Fellow. However, Germany pulled me away once again, and for four years, I led my own research group at another Max Planck Institute: MPI for Astronomy, on the misty mountain tops of Heidelberg.

In the end of 2019, I arrived at Stockholm University, now as associate professor and group leader, generously sponsored by the European Research Council and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. My research group specializes in non-local radiation transport in stellar atmospheres and work with data from large stellar surveys of the Milky Way. 

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