Jorryt Matthee

Huygens PhD Fellow, Leiden Observatory


Since September 2014, I am a PhD student in extragalactic astrophysics at Leiden Observatory holding a Huygens fellowship (4 yrs). My project focusses on using emission lines to study the formation of galaxies in the first 3 billion years of cosmic history and is done in close collaboration with David Sobral.

Besides performing detailed and challenging observations, I also use state-of-the-art computer simulations from the EAGLE project to understand which physical mechanisms make galaxies different and cause the scatter in galaxy scaling relations. This work is done in collaboration with Joop Schaye.

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

Publications: Click here (links to NASA ADS)

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


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Research interests: Galaxy formation in the early Universe. Cosmic reionization and production and escape of ionizing radiation. Nature of stellar populations. ISM properties in the distant Universe. Star-forming galaxies and the origin of galaxy scaling relations. Galaxy-halo connection. Observing techniques.