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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


  • QB Astronomy

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Research Output 2011 2018

1 Citations

Brightest group galaxies – II: the relative contribution of BGGs to the total baryon content of groups at z < 1.3

Gozaliasl, G., Finoguenov, A., Khosroshahi, H. G., Henriques, B. M. B., Tanaka, M., Ilbert, O., Wuyts, S., Mccracken, H. J. & Montanari, F. 1 Apr 2018 In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 475, 2, p. 2787-2808 22 p.

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Open Access
galactic clusters
stellar mass
star formation rate

Cross-calibration of CO- versus dust-based gas masses and assessment of the dynamical mass budget in Herschel-SDSS Stripe82 galaxies

Bertemes, C., Wuyts, S., Lutz, D., Förster schreiber, N. M., Genzel, R., Minchin, R. F., Mundell, C. G., Rosario, D., Saintonge, A. & Tacconi, L. 1 Aug 2018 In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 478, 2, p. 1442-1458 17 p.

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Open Access
Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer

Demographics of Star-forming Galaxies since z ∼ 2.5. I. The UVJ Diagram in CANDELS

Fang, J. J. , Faber, S. M. , Koo, D. C. , Rodríguez-puebla, A. , Guo, Y. , Barro, G. , Behroozi, P. , Brammer, G. , Chen, Z. , Dekel, A. , Ferguson, H. C. , Gawiser, E. , Giavalisco, M. , Kartaltepe, J. , Kocevski, D. D. , Koekemoer, A. M. , Mcgrath, E. J. , Mcintosh, D. , Newman, J. A. , Pacifici, C. & 24 others Pandya, V., Pérez-gonzález, P. G., Primack, J. R., Salmon, B., Trump, J. R., Weiner, B., Willner, S. P., Acquaviva, V., Dahlen, T., Finkelstein, S. L., Finlator, K., Fontana, A., Galametz, A., Grogin, N. A., Gruetzbauch, R., Johnson, S., Mobasher, B., Papovich, C. J., Pforr, J., Salvato, M., Santini, P., Van Der Wel, A., Wiklind, T. & Wuyts, S. 11 May 2018 In : Astrophysical Journal. 858, 2, 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
star formation rate
1 Citations

Dust Attenuation, Bulge Formation, and Inside-out Quenching of Star Formation in Star-forming Main Sequence Galaxies at z ∼ 2

Tacchella, S., Carollo, C. M., Schreiber, N. M. F., Renzini, A., Dekel, A., Genzel, R., Lang, P., Lilly, S. J., Mancini, C., Onodera, M., Tacconi, L. J., Wuyts, S. & Zamorani, G. 23 May 2018 In : Astrophysical Journal. 859, 1, 56

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Open Access
star formation

Ionized and Molecular Gas Kinematics in a z = 1.4 Star-forming Galaxy

Übler, H., Genzel, R., Tacconi, L. J., Schreiber, N. M. F., Neri, R., Contursi, A., Belli, S., Nelson, E. J., Lang, P., Shimizu, T. T., Davies, R., Herrera-camus, R., Lutz, D., Plewa, P. M., Price, S. H., Schuster, K., Sternberg, A., Tadaki, K., Wisnioski, E. & Wuyts, S. 16 Feb 2018 In : Astrophysical Journal Letters. 854, 2, p. L24

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Open Access