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Research interests

I study the formation and evolution of galaxies, from the peak of cosmic star formation ten billion years ago to the present day.

I use multi-wavelength observations, obtained with the world's most powerful telescopes in space and on the ground, to investigate how and when stars were formed and the structure and kinematic nature of galaxies evolved.

To this end, I combine tracers of direct star light, dust-radiated emission, ionized and molecular gas.  Together, they shed light on the growth of galactic disks, the emergence of bulges, and the connection to the dark matter halos in which galaxies reside.

Willing to supervise PhD

Please contact me by email for queries about available PhD positions in galaxy formation and evolution.

Education/Academic qualification

Astronomy, Doctor of Philosophy, Leiden University

1 Jan 200327 Sep 2007

Astronomy, Master in Science, Leiden University

1 Sep 199812 Dec 2012

External positions

Junior Scientist, Max Planck Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik

1 Oct 201031 Aug 2015

W. M. Keck postdoctoral fellow, Harvard University

1 Oct 200730 Sep 2010


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China Scholarship Council - Bath PhD studentship

Wuyts, S.


Project: Research-related funding

JSPS Fellowship + External Collaborator status HSC survey (300 nights on Subaru Telescope)

Toshikawa, J. & Wuyts, S.


Project: Research-related funding

Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science (CEERS) programme with JWST

Finkelstein, S. L. & Wuyts, S.


Project: Research-related funding

Research Output

A Universal Relation of Dust Obscuration Across Cosmic Time

Qin, J., Zheng, X. Z., Wuyts, S., Pan, Z. & Ren, J., 15 Mar 2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 485, 4, p. 5733-5751 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)
11 Downloads (Pure)

Interpreting the star formation - extinction relation with MaNGA

Li, H., Wuyts, S., Hao, L., Lin, L., Lam, M. I., Boquien, M., Andrews, B. H. & Schneider, D. P., 11 Feb 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal. 872, 1, 15 p., 63.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)
20 Downloads (Pure)

Kiloparsec Scale Properties of Star-Formation Driven Outflows at z~2.3 in the SINS/zC-SINF AO Survey

Davies, R. L., Schreiber, N. M. F., Übler, H., Genzel, R., Lutz, D., Renzini, A., Tacchella, S., Tacconi, L. J., Belli, S., Burkert, A., Carollo, C. M., Davies, R. I., Herrera-Camus, R., Lilly, S. J., Mancini, C., Naab, T., Nelson, E. J., Price, S. H., Shimizu, T. T., Sternberg, A. & 2 others, Wisnioski, E. & Wuyts, S., 12 Mar 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal. 873, 2, p. 1-22 22 p., 122.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
7 Citations (Scopus)
21 Downloads (Pure)

Millimeter Mapping at z ∼ 1: Dust-obscured Bulge Building and Disk Growth

Nelson, E. J., Tadaki, K. I., Tacconi, L. J., Lutz, D., Förster Schreiber, N. M., Cibinel, A., Wuyts, S., Lang, P., Leja, J., Montes, M., Oesch, P. A., Belli, S., Davies, R. L., Davies, R. I., Genzel, R., Lippa, M., Price, S. H., Übler, H. & Wisnioski, E., 16 Jan 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal. 870, 2, 130.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)
22 Downloads (Pure)

Molecular and Ionized Gas Phases of an AGN-driven Outflow in a Typical Massive Galaxy at z ≈ 2

Herrera-Camus, R., Tacconi, L., Genzel, R., Förster Schreiber, N., Lutz, D., Bolatto, A., Wuyts, S., Renzini, A., Lilly, S., Belli, S., Übler, H., Shimizu, T., Sturm, E., Combes, F., Freundlich, J., García-Burillo, S., Cox, P., Burkert, A., Naab, T., Colina, L. & 4 others, Saintonge, A., Cooper, M., Feruglio, C. & Weiss, A., 20 Jan 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal. 871, 1, 37.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
11 Citations (Scopus)
26 Downloads (Pure)