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
If you want to get in touch with me, here are some suggestions:
- my office is room O5111 on the 5th floor in the Origo-buildning
(Physics), at Chalmers University of Technology.
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- phone in Sweden: 031-786 9172
- phone from abroad: +46 31 786 9172
NEWS! I am very happy to announce that I have been awarded Gothenburg University´s Pedagogical Prize 2012!
You can find a lot of information about my popular courses
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).
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