Deciphering the periodic table. Chapter 4 | A universe of chemical elements
Desxifrant la taula periòdica. Capítol 4 | Un univers d’elements químics
Universitat de Barcelona
Popularisation of Science
Our astronomer Anna Ferré-Mateu explains the periodic table and its elements from an astrophysical point of view. This is the fourth and final installment in the "Deciphering the periodic table" series, dedicated to the anniversary of the famous table of elements.
About the author
Anna Ferré-Mateu is an astronomer and "La Caixa" postdoctoral researcher at our institute, where she is one of the members of theGalaxy Structure and Evolution research group. The group’s researchers study both galactic astronomy – inside the Milky Way- and extragalactic astronomy – beyond the Milky Way. This includes a large array of objects ranging from dwarf galaxies, quasars and clusters of galaxies, and spanning the last 13 billion years of the history of the Universe. The research in extragalactic astronomy includes the modelling of galaxy’s formation processes, the study of intergalactic matter and making predictions based on analytical models.
Article in the newspaper La Vanguardia about the research of the astrophysicist Anna Farré-Mateu in the Cosmos Science Institute of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB, in Catalan), in the scholarship program "Junior Leader de la Caixa".