Professor of Astronomy and the current director at the Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University
Göran Östlin is as Professor of Astronomy and the current director at the Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University. He received his Master of Science as well as his Ph.D. at Uppsala University. In 2008 Östlin was elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences as member number 1605. His research interests are observational extragalactic astronomy and cosmology including origin and evolution of galaxies, blue compact galaxies and starbursts, lyman alpha emission from starburst, formation of globular clusters, high redshift supernovae and the cosmic star formation rate, and high redshift galaxy clusters. Östlin is also the project manager of the Lyman Alpha Reference Sample (LARS). LARS is the largest Swedish-led project carried out at the Hubble Space Telescope who seek to study 14 nearby galaxies in detail to find out how the so-called Lyα light travels through the galaxies.
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