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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 doctoral students

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

Award Date: 27 Sep 2007

Astronomy, Master in Science, Leiden University

1 Sep 199812 Dec 2012

Award Date: 12 Dec 2002

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

The Bath - Max Planck connection: from stellar explosions to galactic star formation and enrichment

Wuyts, S., Schady, P., Van Eerten, H., Avery, C., Easeman, B., Bertemes, C., Ayache, E., Förster schreiber, N. M., Genzel, R., Yates, R., Burgess, J. M., Greiner, J., Chen, J. & Burkert, A.


Project: Research-related funding

Research Output

From Nuclear to Circumgalactic: Zooming in on AGN-driven Outflows at z ∼ 2.2 with SINFONI

Davies, R. L., Schreiber, N. M. F., Lutz, D., Genzel, R., Belli, S., Shimizu, T. T., Contursi, A., Herrera-Camus, R., Naab, T., Price, S. H., Renzini, A., Schruba, A., Sternberg, A., Tacconi, L. J., Übler, H., Wisnioski, E. & Wuyts, S., 1 May 2020, In : Astrophysical Journal. 894, 1, 28.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Structure and dynamics of high-z galaxies

Wuyts, S. & Schreiber, N. M. F., 30 Jun 2020, In : Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. 14, S353, p. 271-278 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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The Regulation of Galaxy Growth along the Size-Mass Relation by Star Formation, as Traced by H in KMOS 3D Galaxies at 0.7 z 2.7

Wilman, D. J., Fossati, M., Mendel, J. T., Saglia, R., Wisnioski, E., Wuyts, S., Schreiber, N. F., Beifiori, A., Bender, R., Belli, S., Übler, H., Lang, P., Chan, J. C. C., Davies, R. L., Nelson, E. J., Genzel, R., Tacconi, L. J., Galametz, A., Davies, R. I., Lutz, D. & 7 others, Price, S., Burkert, A., Tadaki, K., Herrera-camus, R., Brammer, G., Momcheva, I. & Dokkum, P. V., 19 Mar 2020, In : Astrophysical Journal. 892, 1, p. 1-27 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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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
2 Citations (Scopus)
15 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
3 Citations (Scopus)
24 Downloads (Pure)