Kirsten Kraiberg Knudsen

Professor, Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Astronomy and Plasma physics, Extragalactic Astronomy

Kirsten Kraiberg Knudsen's research concerns galaxy formation and evolution and Kirsten focuses in particularly on star forming galaxies at cosmological distances. For the research, she uses large, modern telescopes such as ALMA, VLT, IRAM PdBI, and VLA to study the properties of redshift z=2-7 (lensed) submillimeter galaxies and quasar host galaxies. She receives funding from the VR and KAW as a Wallenberg Academy Fellow and Scholar.

Her research group includes the PhD students Jean-Baptiste Jolly and Kiana Kade, and the postdocs Jan Scholtz and Sandra Trevino Morales (former group members include Flora Stanley, Judit Fogasy, Lulu Fan, Guillaume Drouart, Suzy Jones, Theresa Nilsson, and Lukas Lindroos). She is a former member of the Swedish Young Academy.

Currently she is also the deputy head of department and vice-head of department for utilization.
​To see which research projects Kirsten Kraiberg Knudsen participates in, please visit the database Chalmers research.

Published: Sat 26 Sep 2020.