Ylva Götberg is interested in binary stellar evolution and the effect of binary interactions on surrounding environments, both nearby and at high redshift. Her main expertise is in stars stripped of their hydrogen-rich envelopes via interaction with a binary companion.

Götberg’s background is in theoretical and computational astrophysics. Mainly, she uses the binary stellar evolution code MESA and the radiative transfer code CMFGEN to model the evolution and spectra of binary stars.

Currently, Götberg is pursuing two observational surveys. The Magellan 6.5m telescopes in Chile is the foundation for these surveys, but observations from the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT), the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), and the Chandra X-ray Observatory also provide important contributions.


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