Stellar physics

Stellar physics research topics

Publications in ADS


Employees of the department

The stars are the main building blocks of the visible universe. The stars act as thermonuclear reactors in which all chemical elements heavier than hydrogen and helium are synthesized.

The astronomers of the Tartu Observatory study different types of stars, both observationally and theoretically.




The main research directions

  • variability and evolution of massive stars,
  • exoplanet host stars and planet-star interaction,
  • stellar envelopes, discs and other ejecta,
  • symbiotic and similar binary stars,
  • model atmospheres and synthetic spectra of hot stars