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Biographical entry Asplund, Martin (1970 - )


29 April 1970
Stockholm, Sweden


Martin Asplund is an astrophysicist whose research focuses on the origin of chemical elements, solar and stellar physics and the formation and evolution of galaxies. He models the atmospheres of stars and the radiation they emit as a means of studying stellar, galactic and cosmic evolution. After four years as a Director of the Max Plank Institute for Astrophysics Asplund returned to the Australian National University as an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow.



Education - PhD, University of Uppsala, Sweden
1999 - 2000
Career position - Research Fellow, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Copenhagen, Denmark
Career position - Assistant Professor, University of Uppsala, Sweden
2002 - 2006
Career position - Research Fellow, Mount Stromlo Observatory, Australian National University
2006 - 2007
Career position - Professor, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics Australian National University
2007 - 2011
Career position - Director, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching bei M√ľnchen, Germany
2011 -
Award - ARC Laureate Fellow, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University
2015 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science

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