Galaxy evolution in the distant and loal universe

Project leader

Funding source

Swedish Research Council - Vetenskapsrådet (VR)

Project Details

Start date: 01/01/2009
End date: 31/12/2011
Funding: 750000 SEK


In this proposal I apply for continued support to my project(s) in observational astrophysics and cosmology, specifically galaxy evolution and the role played by low mass star forming galaxies. This would allow me, my sprouting research group and the Swedish astronomical community to capitalise of an extensive observational material of superb quality, obtained with the worlds finest telescopes, e.g. The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and the European Southern Observatory and its Very Large Telescope (VLT). In 2003 I started a VR research position to pursue these goals and I recently received the Edlund award from the royal academy for my contributions so far to this research field. A considerable fraction of my time has also been devoted to committee work in service to VR and the community. Projects currently running are focused on: the evolution of star formation in galaxies, the kinematics of their stars and interstellar medium, the formation of extra-galactic globular cluster systems, the puzzling Red Halo phenomenon, Lyman alpha imaging of local and distant galaxies and understanding the conditions for Lyman alpha and Lyman continuum escape from galaxies, searches for high redshift star forming galaxies and core collapse supernovae, and Host galaxies of supernovae and gamma ray bursts.

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