4MOST - massive spectroscopic surveys of the Milky Way and the Universe

Project: ResearchInternational collaboration, Other collaboration

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Natural Sciences
  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology


  • Milky Way, large scale spectroscopic surveys, detailed abundance analysis


The 4MOST consortium is building a massively multiplex spectrograph with which we will observe tens of millions of stars in the Milky Way to obtain their stellar properties, including elemental abundances, temperatures, stellar ages and orbits within the Galaxy. With such such data we will be able to trace the formation history of our home galaxy.
Short title4MOST
Effective start/end date2011/01/012028/12/31

Collaborative partners

  • Lund University
  • Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) (Project partner) (lead)
  • Uppsala University (Project partner)
  • University of Hamburg (Project partner)
  • University of Cambridge (Project partner)
  • Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Project partner)
  • Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (Project partner)
  • Heidelberg University (Project partner)
  • Durham University (Project partner)
  • University of Groningen (Project partner)


Related projects

(Associated with)

Ross Church, Gregor Traven, Philipp Birken, Erik Lindström, Melvyn B Davies, Sofia Feltzing, Andreas Korn & Karin Lind


Project: ResearchInterdisciplinary research, Internal collaboration (LU), National collaboration

(Associated with)

Ross Church, Melvyn B Davies, Sofia Feltzing, Anders Johansen, Nikolai Piskunov, Andreas Korn, Paul Barklem, Karin Lind & Georges Kordopatis


Project: ResearchIndividual research project, Internal collaboration (LU), National collaboration, International collaboration

(Associated with)

Sofia Feltzing, Thomas Bensby, Lennart Lindegren, Ross Church, David Hobbs, Nils Ryde, Henrik Hartman, Paul Mcmillan, Gregor Traven, Diane Feuillet, Christian Sahlholdt, Louise Howes & Edita Stonkute

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation


Project: ResearchInternational collaboration

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Related research output

E. Tempel, P. Norberg, T. Tuvikene, T. Bensby, C. Chiappini, N. Christlieb, M. R.L. Cioni, J. Comparat, L. J.M. Davies, G. Guiglion, A. Koch, G. Kordopatis, M. Krumpe, J. Loveday, A. Merloni, G. Micheva, I. Minchev, B. F. Roukema, J. G. Sorce, E. Starkenburg & 5 others, J. Storm, E. Swann, W. F. Thi, G. Traven & R. S. De Jong, 2020, In : Astronomy and Astrophysics. 635, A101.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

C. Chiappini, I. Minchev, E. Starkenburg, F. Anders, N.~G. Fusillo, O. Gerhard, G. Guiglion, A. Khalatyan, G. Kordopatis, B. Lemasle, G. Matijevic, A.~B.~D.~A. Queiroz, A. Schwope, M. Steinmetz, G. Traven, P. -E. Tremblay, M. Valentini, R. Andrae, A. Arentsen, T. Bensby & 17 others, M. Bergemann, L. Casagrande, R. Church, G. Cescutti, S. Feltzing, M. Fouesneau, E.~K. Grebel, M. Kovalev, P. McMillan, G. Monari, J. Rybizki, N. Ryde, H. -W. Rix, N. Walton, M. Xiang, D. Zucker & 4MIDABLE-Lr Team, 2019 Mar 1, In : The Messenger. 175, p. 30-34 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

T. Bensby, M. Bergemann, J. Rybizki, B. Lemasle, L. Howes, M. Kovalev, O. Agertz, P. Barklem, C. Battistini, L. Casagrande, C. Chiappini, R. Church, S. Feltzing, D. Ford, O. Gerhard, I. Kushniruk, G. Kordopatis, I. Minchev, P. McMillan, H. -W. Rix & 2 others, N. Ryde & G. Traven, 2019 Mar 1, In : The Messenger. 175, p. 35-38 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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