Galaxies and Cosmology

The research in this area stretches from the centre of our own Galaxy to the birth of the first stars and galaxies in the Universe. There is an intimate connection between cosmology and the formation and evolution of galaxies.
Galaxies and Cosmology

Solar Physics

Solar research in Stockholm is carried out by persons associated with Institute for Solar Physics, based at the Department of Astronomy.
Solar Physics

Stars, Planets and Astrobiology

The birth and evolution of stars and planets is of key interest for understanding our universe. Within this area, we study processes and materials that are involved in the life cycle of stars and planets.
Stars, Planets and Astrobiology

Supernovae, Gamma-ray Bursts and Compact Objects

Massive stars end their lifes in gigantic explosions, supernovae. Sometimes these explosions also result in gamma-ray bursts. The end results are newly synthesized elements, neutron stars and black holes.
Supernovae, Gamma-ray Bursts and Compact Objects

Computational Astrophysics

Studying complex astrophysical processes using advanced computer models is the field of computational astrophysics.
Computational Astrophysics

Instrumentation

At the Department of Astronomy new instruments are being developed to be used on telescopes located at international observatories.
Instrumentation