Department of Physics and Astronomy

Astronomy and Space Physics

At Uppsala University, we study the universe at all scales, far and close-by: galaxies far away and our own Milky Way, distant stars and their exoplanets but also our Sun and its planets including Earth, and fundamental processes happening at atomic scale in planetary or stellar atmospheres.

Image: ESO

Come work with us!

A 2-year postdoctoral position in stellar astrophysics is open for applications. Check out the announcement and apply before September 30, 2017!

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A senior lecturer position in "Astronomy, especially Late Phases of Stellar Evolution" is open for applications. Check out the announcement and apply before October 15, 2017!

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Knowledge for everybody

You are interested in astronomy and space physics and want to discover what we work on? Check our webpage dedicated to popular science. There you can listen to our researchers on radio shows and podcasts, or read about their work in news articles. Presentations are aimed to a wide public, most of the content is in Swedish.

Popular science