Sofia Feltzing


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Natural Sciences
  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology


  • Milky Way, stars, elemental abundances, Large spectroscopic surveys


The formation and evolution of galaxies is a majpr topic in astrophysics. In the Universe a star like the sun is most likely found in a galaxy similar to the Milky Way, our home in the Universe. By studying the Milky Way in great detail we can learn about galaxy formation and evolution in general.

I have chosen to work on understanding how the Milky Way formed. In particular, I am working with the information from stars, such as their ages, elemental abundances and motions in the Galaxy - so called Near Field Cosmology.

I am a member of ongoing and future massive spectroscopic surveys of the Milky Way, including the on-going Gaia-ESO Survey and the future surveys to be conducted with WEAVE and 4MOST.

Recent research outputs

U. Heiter, K. Lind, M. Bergemann, M. Asplund, Š. Mikolaitis, P. S. Barklem, T. Masseron, P. de Laverny, L. Magrini, B. Edvardsson, H. Jönsson, J. C. Pickering, N. Ryde, A. Bayo Arán, T. Bensby, A. R. Casey, S. Feltzing, P. Jofré, A. J. Korn, E. Pancino & 10 others, F. Damiani, A. Lanzafame, C. Lardo, L. Monaco, L. Morbidelli, R. Smiljanic, C. Worley, S. Zaggia, S. Randich & G. F. Gilmore, 2021, In: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 645, 63 p., A106.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Madeline Lucey, Keith Hawkins, Melissa Ness, Victor P. Debattista, Alice Luna, Martin Asplund, Thomas Bensby, Luca Casagrande, Sofia Feltzing, Kenneth C. Freeman, Chiaki Kobayashi & Anna F. Marino, 2021, In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 501, 4, p. 5981-5996 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

M. L.Gutiérrez Albarrán, D. Montes, M. Gómez Garrido, H. M. Tabernero, J. I.González Hernández, E. Marfil, A. Frasca, A. C. Lanzafame, A. Klutsch, E. Franciosini, S. Randich, R. Smiljanic, A. J. Korn, G. Gilmore, E. J. Alfaro, M. Baratella, A. Bayo, T. Bensby, R. Bonito, G. Carraro & 16 others, E. Delgado Mena, S. Feltzing, A. Gonneau, U. Heiter, A. Hourihane, F. Jiménez Esteban, P. Jofre, T. Masseron, L. Monaco, L. Morbidelli, L. Prisinzano, V. Roccatagliata, S. Sousa, M. Van Der Swaelmen, C. C. Worley & S. Zaggia, 2020 Nov 1, In: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 643, aa37620.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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