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

Project: Research

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)


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(Associated with)

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


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Ruchti, G. R., S. Feltzing, Lind, K., Caffau, E., Korn, A. J., Schnurr, O., Hansen, C. J., Koch, A., Sbordone, L. & de Jong, R. S., 2016 Sep 11, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 461, 2, p. 2174-2191 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

de Jong, R. S., Barden, S., Bellido-Tirado, O., Brynnel, J., Chiappini, C., Depagne, E., Haynes, R., Johl, D., Phillips, D. P., Schnurr, O., Schwope, A., Walcher, J., Bauer, S-M., Cescutti, G., Cioni, M-R., Dionies, F., Enke, H., Haynes, D., Kelz, A., Kitaura, F. S. & 93 othersLamer, G., Minchev, I., Mueler, V., Nuza, S. E., Olaya, J-C., Piffl, T., Popow, E., Saviauk, A., Steinmetz, M., Ural, U., Valentini, M., Winkler, R., Wisotzki, L., Ansorge, W. R., Banerji, M., Solares, E. G., Irwin, M., Kennicutt Jr., R. C., King, D., McMahon, R., Koposov, S., Parry, I. R., Sun, X., Walton, N. A., Finger, G., Iwert, O., Krumpe, M., Lizon, J-L., Mainieri, V., Amans, J-P., Bonifacio, P., Cohen, M., Francois, P., Jagourel, P., Mignot, S. B., Royer, F., Sartoretti, P., Bender, R., Hess, H-J., Lang-Bardl, F., Muschielok, B., Schlichter, J., Bohringer, H., Boller, T., Bongiorno, A., Brusa, M., Dwelly, T., Merloni, A., Nandra, K., Salvato, M., Pragt, J. H., Navarro, R., Gerlofsma, G., Roelfsema, R., Dalton, G. B., Middleton, K. F., Tosh, I. A., Boeche, C., Caffau, E., Chistlieb, N., Grebel, E. K., Hansen, C. J., Koch, A., Ludwig, H-G., Mandel, H., Quirrenbach, A., Sbordone, L., Seifert, W., Thimm, G., Helmi, A., Trager, S. C., Thomas Bensby, Sofia Feltzing, Ruchti, G., Edvardsson, B., Korn, A., Lind, K., Boland, W., Colless, M., Frost, G., Gilbert, J., Gillingham, P., Lawrence, J., Legg, N., Saunders, W., Sheinis, A., Driver, S., Robotham, A., Bacon, R., Caillier, P., Kosmalski, J., Laurent, F. & Richard, J., 2014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V. SPIE, Vol. 9147.

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