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 on galaxies and (soon) exoplanets. I am also starting a research group in Equine Science. Apart from this, I also do a lot of public outreach I´m very interested in the interdisciplinary aspects of astronomy.

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NEWS! I am very happy to announce that I have been 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 (to be updated) is on computer simulations of galaxies and exoplanets. 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).

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 .

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 January 16, 2013

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