Rebecca Forsberg

Doctoral Student

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology



My name is Rebecca Forsberg and I'm since autumn 2019 a PhD-student at Lund Observatory. I do my reserach within the field of Galactic Arechology, using stars as fossils in order to trace how our own galaxy, the Milky Way, looks like and used to look like in the past. More specificly, I study the so-called Monoceros Ring, in order to understand how it looks like, the dynamics of its stars and their elemental abundances. The goal of this is to get a better understanding of how the ring formed; does it have its origin in the Milky Way or through merger with a smaller galaxy? The tools I use for this research is both archive and my own observed data, as well as modells.

Recent research outputs

Nils Ryde, Henrik Jönsson, Gregory Mace, Katia Cunha, Emanuele Spitoni, Melike Afşar, Daniel Jaffe, Rebecca Forsberg, Kyle F. Kaplan, Benjamin T. Kidder, Jae Joon Lee, Heeyoung Oh, Verne V. Smith, Christopher Sneden, Kimberly R. Sokal, Emily Strickland & Brian Thorsbro, 2020 Apr 14, In : Astrophysical Journal. 893, 1, 37.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

V. Grisoni, G. Cescutti, F. Matteucci, R. Forsberg, H. Jönsson & N. Ryde, 2020 Feb, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 492, 2, p. 2828-2834 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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