Dr Sven Buder

Research Fellow in Astronomy and Astrophysics at
The Australian National University in Canberra.
I am currently working together with Martin Asplund and his group on Galactic Archaeology and Stellar Physics.


I am interested in the following fields of Research:

Galactic Archaeology with HERMES (GALAH)

GALAH is a survey that aims to explore the chemical information of stars in our Milky Way. Can we trace back stars that have been born together via their chemical composition? How much did the Galaxy 'self-pollute' itself chemically? How much formation memory is saved or lost? In the framework of Galactic Archaeology we try to address these questions with The GALAH survey.

Chemodynamics & chemical cartography of the Milky Way

State-of-the-art analysis of stellar spectra

with 1D/<3D> Non-LTE spectrum synthesis (mainly Spectroscopy Made Easy) & data-driven models (mainly The Cannon)

Multiplicity of exoplanet host stars


Below you can find the list of publications that I have (co-)authored, as retrieved from the Astrophysics Data System (ADS):

My Curriculum Vitae

I have come around in the world quite a bit. During my education I have been to several places, including Jena (Germany), Uppsala (Sweden), and Heidelberg (Germany). Social activities and community services have always been part of my live.

Work and life balance is important and because I like adventures and sports, my life is always balanced by running, cycling or watching sports. There is almost no sports which I do not like (try me!) and as I believe that you should be able to talk about non-scientific topics with collaborators, I am sure we can find something to talk about!

My scientific stops

2019- Research Fellow at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia
2015-2019 PhD Studies at the Heidelberg Graduate School of Fundamental Physics (Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg) and the International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy and Cosmology in Heidelberg
2013-2015 Master of Science in Physics at the University of Jena including an ERASMUS exchange semester at Uppsala University
2010-2013 Bachelor of Science in Physics at the University of Jena

Outside of science

I am a great fan of sports - both actively and passively.

Let me know if you want to join me for sports :)

You can find my Strava profile here.

My current favorite sports: Triathlons (Olympic Distance: 02:30), running (Marathon: 3:59, HM: 1:45, 10km: 42:37, 5km: 19:35, as well as trail running), biking (longest ride so far: 175km, biggest climb: 1516m), bouldering, and playing soccer.

Then again, some days are best spent watching sports, movies, and TV series :D

One of the most important parts of my life is music! Imagine traveling, working (out), or a good party without music?!

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