Jorryt Matthee

Huygens PhD Fellow, Leiden Observatory


Since September 2014, I am a PhD student in extragalactic astrophysics at Leiden Observatory. My project focusses on using emission lines to study galaxies in the first 3 billion years of cosmic history and is done in close collaboration with David Sobral. Continuing the research I did for my MSc. thesis, I also work on studying the origin of scatter in galaxy scaling relations in the EAGLE hydrodynamical simulations with Joop Schaye.

My e-mail: matthee [at] strw.leidenuniv [dot] nl

Publications: Click here (ADS)

Teaching: I am teaching assistant for the 2nd year B.Sc. course ‘Sterren’ in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 spring semester.


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Research interests: Galaxy formation in the early Universe. Cosmic reionization and escape of ionizing radiation. Star-forming galaxies and the origin of galaxy scaling relations. Observing techniques.