Nikolay Britavskiy


I’m a postdoctoral fellow at the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Tenerife). I’m a member of the Blue Massive Stars working group (P.I. Artemio Herrero Davo).

My current research is focused on ground-based spectroscopic observations and analysis of massive stars in the Local Universe.  Evolutionary stages and physical properties of such stars e.g. red supergiants and blue supergiants,  mark them out as an important chemical abundance tracers of the galaxies young population which provide a snapshot of the most recent epochs of star formation and can be used to constrain chemical evolution models of galaxies.

On my PhD student stage in 2013-2016 years, at the National Observatory of Athens  (Thesis Supervisor: Alceste Bonanos), my work was devoted to discovery and further investigation of dusty massive stars (RSGs, LBVs sgb) in the Local Group.

I completed my MSc in Odessa Astronomical Observatory, where I worked on a chemical analysis of variable stars (RR Lyrae, semiregulars etc).

Simple downloads of my articles in ADS  are available on my ResearchGate account.

Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias
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