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

Liu, F., Asplund, M., Yong, D., S. Feltzing, Dotter, A., Meléndez, J. & Ramírez, I., 2019 Jul 10, In : Astronomy and Astrophysics. 627, A117.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hatzidimitriou, D., Held, E. V., Tognelli, E., Bragaglia, A., Magrini, L., Bravi, L., Gazeas, K., Dapergolas, A., Drazdauskas, A., Delgado-Mena, E., Friel, E. D., Minkevičiute, R., Sordo, R., Tautvaišiene, G., Gilmore, G., Randich, S., Feltzing, S., Vallenari, A., Alfaro, E. J., Flaccomio, E. & 17 others, Lanzafame, A. C., Pancino, E., Smiljanic, R., Bayo, A., Bergemann, M., Carraro, G., Casey, A. R., Costado, M. T., Damiani, F., Franciosini, E., Gonneau, A., Jofré, P., Lewis, J., Monaco, L., Morbidelli, L., Worley, C. C. & Zaggia, S., 2019 Jun, In : Astronomy and Astrophysics. 626, A90.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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