ESO 338-IG04 with H-alpha emission in red, UV continuum emission in green, and Lyman-alpha emission in blue.


At the Department of Astronomy, we use observations from optical to radio wavelengths combined with modelling to understand the dynamics of galaxies. We work on kinematics, star formation histories, and interstellar medium of starburst galaxies and blue compact galaxies, as well as the Lyman-alpha emission and Lyman continuum escape from these galaxies. We probe star formation processes at sub-kiloparsec scales, including how they relate to galactic scale physical properties and contribute to regulate the recycling of material necessary to sustain the formation of new stars.

Using supercomputers we model the effects of the first galaxies on the intergalactic medium, the so-called reionization of the universe. 

The researchers at the department are collaborating with the physics departments at Stockholm University and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) within the Oskar Klein Centre.


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