Angela Adamo was granted a VR establishing grant and a Space board career grant to probe how star formation operates in galaxies. She will investigate the clustering properties of star formation at intermediate galactic scales (i.e. between a few and tens of light years) with the goal of yielding a fundamental piece of information for our understanding of the the star formation process from stellar to galactic physical scales.

The open star cluster Westerlund 2 is located in our galaxy, the Milky Way. Such clusters in other galaxie are the type of regions Angela Adamo aims to study. Image from the Hubble Space Telescope. Image credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), A. Nota (ESA/STScI), and the Westerlund 2 Science Team
The young star cluster Westerlund 2 is located in our galaxy, the Milky Way. Such clusters in other galaxies are the type of regions Angela Adamo aims to study. Image from the Hubble Space Telescope. Image credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), A. Nota (ESA/STScI), and the Westerlund 2 Science Team


Matthew Hayes received a VR consolidator grant of 2 MSEK/year to run for six years, which he will mainly use to hire postdoctoral researchers. The goals is to better characterize how much mechanical energy is present in galaxy winds, and how much has been produced by massive stars and supernovae, by combining data over a very large range of energies (from X-ray to radio).

Other recent recipients of VR grants at the Department of Astronomy include Stephan Rosswog and Garrelt Mellema.