Marijn Franx

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials M.
Main position Hoogleraar UL
Disciplines Astronomy, astrophysics
Chair Extragalactische sterrenkunde
Domain Natural Sciences and Engineering
Membership Member
Since 2009
Member of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Employed by Universiteit Leiden, Faculteit der Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen
Faculteit Elektrotechniek, Wiskunde en Informatica, kamer 425
Postbus 9513
2300 RA Leiden
tel.  071 527 5870

Marijn Franx examines the evolution of galaxies. The galaxies he studies are so far away, that the light takes billions of years to reach Earth.

By studying these galaxies we can look back in time and see how galaxies are formed and evolved. The results are spectacular: we see huge collisions, major birth waves of star formation in some systems , and more.