B-G Andersson

Principal Scientist

Phone: (650) 604-6221
Fax: (650) 604-1984

Mailing Address:
SOFIA Science Center
NASA Ames Research Center
Mail Stop N232-12
P.O. Box 1.
Moffett Field, CA 94035

SOFIA focus areas/responsibilities:

Science Operations, Proposal solicitation & selection, User support, Science outreach, Astronomical research

Research interests:

Interstellar medium physics and chemistry
Interstellar dust grain alignment physics


PhD: University of Gothenburg, Sweden 1992, (PhD Advisor: Peter Wannier)
B.Sc. University of Gothenburg 1984, Physics and Astronomy

Professional Experience:

2007 - present: Science Operations Mgr/AD Science Operations, SOFIA Science Center
1998 - 2007: User Support Lead and Associate Project Scientist, Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE), Johns Hopkins University
1988 – 1998: Member of Technical Staff, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Highlight publications:

"Interstellar Dust Grain Alignment"
Andersson, B-G, Lazarian, A. & Vaillancourt, J.E., 2015, ARA&A, Vol 53, 501.

"Evidence for H2 formation driven dust grain alignment in IC 63"
Andersson, B-G, Piirola, V., De Buizer, J., Clemens, D.P., Uomoto, A., Charcos-Llorens, M., Geballe, T., Lazarian, A., Hoang, T.  & Vornanen, T., 2013, ApJ, 775, 84.

"The interstellar N2 abundance towards HD 124314 from far-ultraviolet observations"
Knauth, D.C., Andersson, B-G, McCandliss, S.R. and Moos, H.W., 2004, Nature, 429, 636.