Paul Barklem

Professor at Department of Physics and Astronomy, Astronomy and Space Physics

+4618-471 5981
Visiting address:
Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Postal address:
Box 516
751 20 UPPSALA

Short presentation

Astrophysicist specialising in atomic processes in stellar atmospheres, supernova and kilonova ejectae, to understand stars and their environments, the evolution of the chemical elements, and the history of the Milky Way. My day to day work is on the theory and calculation of atomic and molecular processes, especially collision processes, and when possible test the calculations via experiments at DESIREE.

I teach Classical Mechanics, Theoretical Astrophysics, and Astrochemistry.

I was born in Melbourne, Australia, but grew up in Brisbane. I studied physics at the University of Queensland before coming to work at Uppsala University.

I work on stellar spectroscopy, especially related atomic processes, and its applications to understanding the stars, the formation of the Milky Way, and the evolution of the elements. If you want to know more I recommend the following review article. You can also find my other publications listed below or at NASA ADS. If you are interested in various data or codes my collaborators and I produce, see my github repository.

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Paul Barklem