Maria Sundin

The picture above (left), showing two interacting galaxies, was taken with the Hubble Space Telescope by a group of astronomers including myself. Read about the facts. The photo in the middle (left) is taken by Göran Olofsson. The photo in the middle (right) show me and my horse. The picture to the right is taken by Johan Wingborg at the ceremony when I was awarded the Gothenburg University pedagogical prize 2012.


I am a docent in theoretical physics and employed as a university lecturer at the
Institute of Physics at Göteborg University. Since the 1st of July 2012 I am the Vice Head of the department. The main parts of my job consists of teaching astronomy and physics, doing research in astrophysics and equine science. Apart from this, I also do a lot of public outreach I´m very interested in the interdisciplinary aspects of astronomy.

If you want to get in touch with me, here are some suggestions:

I am very happy to announce that I was awarded Gothenburg University´s Pedagogical Prize 2012! Info

·         You can find a lot of information about my popular courses in astronomy, as well as links to astronomy sites here (in Swedish): Courses in Astronomy.

·         My research (not updated…) is on computer simulations of galaxies. Here is a short description of our new research on Equine Science.

·         My published papers can be found here and at Göteborg University database GUP

·         This is a list of my talks and appearances in the media in 2011, 2012 and 2013 so far (in Swedish).

·         For the moment I usually appear once a week with "Rapport från Rymden" in the radio show "Christer och Morgan rapporterar" in P3.

·         Interdisciplinary projects

·         In November 2011 I gave a talk with the title "Water - a necessity for life on Earth and other planets" for TEDx University of Gothenburg. You can find my talk here .

·         In April 2014 I gave a talk on Equestrian sports & technology at the city library in Gothenburg. You can find it here.

·         On Facebook I have a group called Maria Sundins orienteringskurser i astronomi where I write about news on the sky, my courses, my media appearances and other suitable astro-connected stuff. Please, join the group if you want to!

Updated May, 2014

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