Thomas Bensby

Senior Lecturer

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology


The aim of my research is to understand how our home galaxy, the Milky Way, and its stellar populations formed and evolved to what we observe today. There are many pieces in the puzzle and I focus on the observational ones, mapping the detailed structure in terms of abundances, kinematics, and ages, using high-resolution spectra obtained with the large optical telescopes around the world. Currently I am involved in three large spectroscopic surveys: The Gaia-ESO Survey, WEAVE, and 4MOST, with the aims of observing several millions of stars over the coming 10-15 years.

Recent research outputs

Fu, X. , Romano, D. , Bragaglia, A. , Mucciarelli, A. , Lind, K. , Delgado Mena, E. , Sousa, S. G. , Randich, S. , Bressan, A. , Sbordone, L. , Martell, S. , Korn, A. J. , Abia, C. , Smiljanic, R. , Jofré, P. , Pancino, E. , Tautvaišiene, G. , Tang, B. , Magrini, L. , Lanzafame, A. C. & 15 others Carraro, G., T. Bensby, Damiani, F., Alfaro, E. J., Flaccomio, E., Morbidelli, L., Zaggia, S., Lardo, C., Monaco, L., Frasca, A., Donati, P., Drazdauskas, A., Chorniy, Y., Bayo, A. & Kordopatis, G. 2018 Feb 1 In : Astronomy and Astrophysics. 610, A38

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Finzell, T. , Chomiuk, L. , Metzger, B. D. , Walter, F. M. , Linford, J. D. , Mukai, K. , Nelson, T. , Weston, J. H. S. , Zheng, Y. , Sokoloski, J. L. , Mioduszewski, A. , Rupen, M. P. , Dong, S. , Starrfield, S. , Cheung, C. C. , Woodward, C. E. , Taylor, G. B. , Bohlsen, T. , Buil, C. , Prieto, J. & 14 others Wagner, R. M., Thomas Bensby, Bond, I. A., Sumi, T., Bennett, D. P., Abe, F., Koshimoto, N., Suzuki, D., Tristram, P. J., Christie, G. W., Natusch, T., McCormick, J., Yee, J. & Gould, A. 2018 Jan 10 In : Astrophysical Journal. 852, 2, 108

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hayden, M. R. , Recio-Blanco, A. , De Laverny, P. , Mikolaitis, S. , Guiglion, G. , Hill, V. , Gilmore, G. , Randich, S. , Bayo, A. , Bensby, T. , Bergemann, M. , Bragaglia, A. , Casey, A. , Costado, M. , Feltzing, S. , Franciosini, E. , Hourihane, A. , Jofre, P. , Koposov, S. , Kordopatis, G. & 12 others Lanzafame, A., Lardo, C., Lewis, J., Lind, K., Magrini, L., Monaco, L., Morbidelli, L., Pancino, E., Sacco, G., Stonkute, E., Worley, C. C. & Zwitter, T. 2018 Jan 1 In : Astronomy and Astrophysics. 609, A79

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